I need to stretch an image to be the background as a div. It's a small image and i need it to stretch all the way across and up and down in the div. how do? do this

2 answers

joneff 28
1
point

There is this CSS 3 property to do so, but it's even less available than border-image property.

You could, however, "simulate" this property rather easy -- just absolutely position this image within the containing DIV and set the width and height accordingly.

I will attach a short snippet as soon as I have a free second. [Edit: Added].

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en" dir="ltr">
<head>
    <title>Simulate BG width</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <style type="text/css">
    #test {
        margin: 2em auto;
        padding: 10px;
        width: 80%;
        background: #f0f0f0;
        position: relative;
        z-index: 1;
    }
    #fake-bg {
        width: 100%;
        height: 100%;
        position: absolute;
        top: 0;
        right: 0;
        bottom: 0;
        left: 0;
        z-index: -1;
    }
    </style>
</head>
<body>


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    <img src="border.png" alt="#" id="fake-bg" />
</div>


</body>
</html>

There are few unwanted quirks, like being able to select the image, but this is as far as you go with traditional approaches.

Hope this helps.

Answered almost 8 years ago by joneff
0
points

CSS2 only allows images to be tiled. There is likely to be support for background stretching in CSS3, but there is no support yet. You could make it a foreground image of an element and stack another element in front of it, subject to the usual proviso that stretched images usually look bad.

Answered almost 8 years ago by Richard Grevers