HTML and CSS Reference
In-Depth Information
Chapter 14
The background properties can add background effects. None of these properties inherits
and they can be applied to any elements.
The color of an element's background is set with the background-color property. By
default, its value is set to transparent .
background-color : transparent | <color>
Even if a background image is used, it is a good idea to set a background color. That
way, there is a fallback color in case the background image is unavailable for any reason.
background-color: #ccc;
background-image specifies an image to use as a background with the url function.
background-image : none | url(<url>)
The image location defined with the url function can be either absolute or relative to
the location of the CSS file.
/* Relative path */
background-image: url(../images/myimg.jpg);
/* Absolute path */
background-image: url( );
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