background position

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CSS background-position Property

Example

How to position a background-image:

body { 
    background-image: url('smiley.gif');
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-attachment: fixed;
    background-position: center; 

}

Definition and Usage

The background-position property sets the starting position of a background image.

CSS Syntax

background-position: value;

Property Values

Value Description  
left top
left center
left bottom
right top
right center
right bottom
center top
center center
center bottom
If you only specify one keyword, the other value will be "center"  
x% y% The first value is the horizontal position and the second value is the vertical. The top left corner is 0% 0%. The right bottom corner is 100% 100%. If you only specify one value, the other value will be 50%. . Default value is: 0% 0%  
xpos ypos The first value is the horizontal position and the second value is the vertical. The top left corner is 0 0. Units can be pixels (0px 0px) or any other CSS units. If you only specify one value, the other value will be 50%. You can mix % and positions  
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial  
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit  

More Examples

Example

How to position a background-image using percent:

body { 
    background-image: url('smiley.gif');
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-attachment: fixed;
    background-position: 30% 20%; 

}

Example

How to position a background-image using pixels:

body { 
    background-image: url('smiley.gif');
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-attachment: fixed;
    background-position: 50px 100px; 

}