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Changing background image in F2 theme

  • I have a background gif image that is a gradient color.

    How can I get it to fill the entire background? Nothing is showing up and I have double checked that background.gif is in the images folder for the F2 theme.

    http://ybhatt.virtuallyassistingu.com

    Here’s the code I am using:
    body {
    background-image:url(‘images/background.gif’);
    }

    Thanks so much.

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  • Moderator Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    question: with what do you want to fill the background?
    (technically speaking, it is already filling the whole background as you have horizontal and vertical repeat)
    your background.gif 5 * 250px) has this gradient, which ends in the serrated edge and a transparent lower quarter end.
    do you want the lower page to have the same color as the edge of your gradient?

    if so, try and edit the body background in your style.css:

    body {
    	margin:0 120px 0 120px;
    
    	padding:20px;
    	 background: #a7a1c7 url('images/background.gif') repeat-x;
    	color:#444;
    	font-size: 62.5%; /* Resets 1em to 10px */
    	font-family: 'Lucida Grande', Sans-Serif;
    	text-align:left;
    
    }

    refresh your browser afterwards, or reload the page, to make the change visible.

    Cool. It worked. Is it the margin tag(?) that made the background.gif fill the entire background?

    Thanks so much.

    Moderator Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    i don’t think so, as the margin(s) were the same as before, because i took the whole style from your existing site, and only changed the line with ‘background’.

    i think it is more the added color ‘#a7a1c7’ that matches the lower edge of your gradient, and the added ‘repeat-x’ which at the same time stopped the repeat y.

    if you like reading:
    http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_background.asp

    I did not know of this resource at http://www.w3schools.com. Thanks so much.

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