HTML and CSS Reference
Figure 3.8: Background colors and element borders
he background-color property can also have the keywords transparent
and inherit as values. inherit means to use the same background color as the
element's parent element, and transparent means to cancel any background
color the element has and let the parent element's background show through.
In addition to colors, an element's background can be illed with an image
using the background-image property and a URL value. CSS provides three
additional background properties to manage the position of the background
image. Here is an example showing all the background properties:
background-position: top center;
Note that URLs in CSS are written without quotes and, in a stylesheet ile,
are relative to the stylesheet's location rather than the location of the HTML
ile. In addition to a URL, the background-image property can have the key-
word value none to remove any background image from previous settings.
Preference is given to the background image over the background color.
If a background image completely ills the element, none of the background
color will show unless the image itself has transparent areas. he background-
repeat property controls how the image ills the element if it is smaller than