[thelist] CSS - background image keeps repeating

sfmalo sfmalo at msn.com
Fri May 11 21:33:04 CDT 2001

Thanks everybody who replied. Am putting a cork in it for the evening after
spending a good share of the day (believe it or not) trying to make what
looks so simple come out right. Major (and looks like only) problem left is:

The background color insists on floating on top of the background image.
I've tried every which was but loose ... and am retiring for the evening.
(<: At least the background image no longer repeats ( a BIG step forward).
Couldn't be that I only had 3 hours sleep last night?!
Sharon F. Malone
"web design and Internet writing services"
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Aylard" <webmaster at equilon-mrc.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: [thelist] CSS - background image keeps repeating

> > i don't think 'fixed' is a valid attribute...
> >
> > > BODY { "a bunch of other stuff" ;
> > >   background-color: #6600cc ;
> > >   background-image: url(background_purplegradient1.gif) ;
> > >   background-repeat: no-repeat fixed ;
> > >   background-position: 0px 0px }
>     "fixed" (without the quotes) *is* a valid attribute, but not for
> background-repeat. It is a value for background-attachment, which does not
> work in Netscape 4.x (neither does background-position, btw).
> these values could all be trimmed down into a single "background" property
> (I shortened the image file name for compactness):
> background: #6600cc url(bg.gif) no-repeat fixed 0px 0px ;
>     You could further reduce this by leaving off the two
> values (0px 0px) since upper left is the default position:
> background: #6600cc url(bg.gif) no-repeat fixed ;
>     When using the shorthand "background" property, the order of
> individual background properties is:
> background-color background-image background-repeat background-attachment
> background-position
>     You may leave out any of them that you do not wish to set explicitly.
> For full details, see the W3C CSS 2 recommendation [1].
> James Aylard
> 1. http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/, specifically
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/colors.html#q2
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