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CSS Background-position Property

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CSS background-position Property


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Definition

The background-position property sets the starting position of a background image.

Inherited: No

Note: For this to work in Mozilla, the background-attachment property must be set to "fixed".


JavaScript Syntax

CSS properties can also be dynamically changed with a JavaScript.

Scripting Syntax: object.style.backgroundPosition="bottom center"

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can find more details about the backgroundPosition property.

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can also find a full Style Object Reference.


Example

body

background-image: url(stars.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-attachment:fixed;
background-position: top left
}

body

background-image: url(stars.gif);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-attachment:fixed;
background-position: 0% 0%
}

Possible Values

Value Description
top left
top center
top right
center left
center center
center right
bottom left
bottom center
bottom right
If you only specify one keyword, the second value will be "center".

Default value: 0% 0%

x% y% The first value is the horizontal position and the second value is the vertical. The top left corner is 0% 0%. The right bottom corner is 100% 100%. If you only specify one value, the other value will be 50%.
xpos ypos The first value is the horizontal position and the second value is the vertical. The top left corner is 0 0. Units can be pixels (0px 0px) or any other CSS units. If you only specify one value, the other value will be 50%. You can mix % and positions.



Try-It-Yourself Demos

How to place the background image
This example demonstrates how to place the image on the page.

How to position a background image using %
This example demonstrates how to position an image on the page using percent.

How to position a background image using pixels
This example demonstrates how to position an image on the page using pixels.


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