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  • jack randall


    hi all, as someone who’s reasonably good with css i i’m getting very frustrated because i cannot for the life of me figure out why this issue is happening…

    i’ve placed a background image in the body tag via css and it’s shows fine in chrome, safari and FF (on mac) but when go to that ie netrender site it doesn’t show in IE 7 or 8.

    here’s the link to the site so you can see it properly:

    alan’s tattoo studio

    and here’s the css for the body tag:

    body {
            margin: 0 auto;
            background: url(images/website_scrollhart_newest.gif) no-repeat center;
            font: 12px Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif;
    	color: #333;
            height: 100%;
            min-height: 1%;

    now it might be something horrifically simple (as these things often are!) but for the life of me i can’t figure it out.

    if anyone could give me a clue that’d be great. 😀

    take ‘er easy dude.

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  • Michael


    Forum Moderator

    it is probably not the css –
    IE7 doesn’t show the image:

    viewing the image properties, firefox thinks it is a jpeg image despite the extension of .gif

    jack randall


    it was originally a .jpg but i read somewhere that IE was so stupid you could fool it by changing the file extension… i guess not! i’ll change it back to .jpg and keep searching for a solution. if you can think of any reason why, even as a .jpg, IE won’t display the bg image on a body tag that’d be great 🙂

    it’s really frustrating how lame IE is… if microsoft made cars and one of their components was as shoddy as this people would die and they’d go out of business.

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