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Scalable Background Images

27 September 2012

We can do this purely through CSS thanks to the background-size property now in CSS3. We’ll use the html element (better than body as it’s always at least the height of the browser window). We set a fixed and centered background on it, then adjust it’s size using background-size set to the cover keyword.

html {
background: url('images/bg.jpg') no-repeat center center fixed;
-webkit-background-size: cover;
-moz-background-size: cover;
-o-background-size: cover;
background-size: cover;
}

There is also a good Internet Explorer version here (but it needs to be applied to a
instead of as it breaks the links:

filter: progid: DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src='.myBackground.jpg', sizingMethod='scale');
-ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src='myBackground.jpg', sizingMethod='scale')";

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