CSS background-attachment Property

Example

A background-image that will not scroll with the page (fixed):

body{
background-image: url(“img_tree.gif”);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-attachment: fixed;
}

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Definition and Usage

The background-attachment property sets whether a background image scrolls with the rest of the page, or is fixed.

Default value: scroll
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.backgroundAttachment=”fixed” Try it
CSS Syntax
background-attachment: scroll|fixed|local|initial|inherit;
Property Values
Value Description
scroll The background image will scroll with the page. This is default
fixed The background image will not scroll with the page
local The background image will scroll with the element’s contents
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit
Example

A background-image that will scroll with the page (scroll). This is default:

body{
background-image: url(“img_tree.gif”);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-attachment: scroll;
}

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Example

How to create a simple parallax scrolling effect (create an illusion of 3D depth):

.fixed-bg {
/* The background image */
background-image: url(“img_tree.gif”);
/* Set a specified height, or the minimum height for the background image */
min-height: 500px;
/* Set background image to fixed (don’t scroll along with the page) */
background-attachment: fixed;
/* Center the background image */
background-position: center;
/* Set the background image to no repeat */
background-repeat: no-repeat;
/* Scale the background image to be as large as possible */
background-size: cover;
}

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