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How TO - Hero Image

Learn how to create a Hero Image with CSS.

A Hero Image is a large image with text, often placed at the top of a webpage:

How To Create a Hero Image

Step 1) Add HTML:


<div class="hero-image">
  <div class="hero-text">
    <h1>I am John Doe</h1>
    <p>And I'm a Photographer</p>
    <button>Hire me</button>

Step 2) Add CSS:


body, html {
    height: 100%;

/* The hero image */
.hero-image {
    /* The image used */
    background-image: url("photographer.jpg");

    /* Set a specific height */
    height: 50%;

    /* Position and center the image to scale nicely on all screens */
    background-position: center;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-size: cover;
    position: relative;

/* Place text in the middle of the image */
.hero-text {
    text-align: center;
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    left: 50%;
    transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
    color: white;
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