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CSS background-position Property


Example

How to position a background-image:

body {
    background-image: url('smiley.gif');
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-attachment: fixed;
    background-position: center;
}

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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Definition and Usage

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

Tip: By default, a background-image is placed at the top-left corner of an element, and repeated both vertically and horizontally.

Default value: 0% 0%
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.backgroundPosition="center" Try it


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Property
background-position 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0  3.5

Note: IE8 and earlier do not support multiple background images on one element.


CSS Syntax

background-position: value;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
left top
left center
left bottom
right top
right center
right bottom
center top
center center
center bottom
If you only specify one keyword, the other value will be "center" Play it »
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%. . Default value is: 0% 0% Play it »
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 Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit


Examples

More Examples

Example

How to position a background-image using percent:

body {
    background-image: url('smiley.gif');
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-attachment: fixed;
    background-position: 30% 20%;
}

Try it yourself »

Example

How to position a background-image using pixels:

body {
    background-image: url('smiley.gif');
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-attachment: fixed;
    background-position: 50px 100px;
}

Try it yourself »


Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Background

CSS reference: background-image property

HTML DOM reference: backgroundPosition property



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