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CSS Background Position

The background-position property is used to specify the starting position for a background image or gradient

A background-size has the following syntax

.myClass {
background-image: url('path/to/image.jpg');
background-position: 50% 50%;

The position is set using an X and Y co-ordinate and be set using any of the units used within CSS.

Unit Description
value% value% A percentage for the horizontal offset is relative to (width of background positioning area - width of background image).

A percentage for the vertical offset is relative to (height of background positioning area - height of background image)

The size of the image is the size given by background-size.
valuepx valuepx Offsets background image by a length given in pixels relative to the top left of the background positioning area


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