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Background Image

A background image can be specified for almost any HTML element.


Example

<div style="background-image: url('image_balloon.jpg');" >

Background Repeat

If the background image is smaller than the element, the image will repeat itself, horizontally and vertically, until it reaches the end of the element:


<div style="background-image: url('image_balloon.jpg');" >



background-repeat: no-repeat

To avoid the background image from repeating itself, set the background-repeat property to no-repeat.


<div style="background-image: url('image_balloon.jpg'); background-repeat: no-repeat;" >


background-attachment: fixed

To make sure the entire element is always covered, set the background-attachment property to fixed


<div style="background-image: url('image_balloon.jpg'); background-attachment: fixed;" >


background-size: cover

If you want the background image to cover the entire element, you can set the background-size property to cover.


<div style="background-image: url('image_balloon.jpg'); background-size: cover;" >


background-size: contain

If you want the background image to set in original size of the image, you can set the background-size property to contain.


<div style="background-image: url('image_balloon.jpg'); background-size: contain;" >


background stratch

If you want the background image to stretch to fit the entire element, you can set the background-size property to 100% 100%:


<div style="background-image: url('image_balloon.jpg'); background-size: 100% 100%;" >




Conclusion

In this page (written and validated by ) you learned about HTML Background Image . What's Next? If you are interested in completing HTML tutorial, your next topic will be learning about: HTML Picture Element.



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