For the site I'm currently working on I have a background image tiled across the whole page, applied using the background-image CSS property for the body tag. It displays correctly in everything except IE6, where it is absent.

The page is live here, if the CSS will help.

I am sure IE6 supports tiled background-images. What am I doing wrong?

  • Thanks guys. I realised I was using an alpha PNG when I thought it was solid. Rezzie over 8 years ago

3 answers

Tony B 86
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I see that you are using a .png image for a background; if that image has any alpha transparency it will not show correctly in IE6 without a "png fix". It will instead be an ugly blue box or worse.

Answered over 8 years ago by Tony B
dloop 15

or try DD_belatedPNG

i have had great success with this ie6 png fix with repeated background images.

Answered over 8 years ago by dloop

Agree with Tony B. You can try TwinHelix's IE PNG Fix, making sure to apply the javascript that allows for repeating backgrounds.

Answered over 8 years ago by Leslie N