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IE7 CSS Background not showing

by on apr.15, 2009, under Design

Sometimes backgrounds will be visible using firefox but not IE7 which makes you wonder…. why?

The reason is pretty simple. CSS needs to be perfect for IE to understand them.

A perfect example would be.

[sourcecode lang=’css’]
body{

background:#fff url(picture.jpg)no-repeat;

}
[/sourcecode]

That piece of CSS will work on Firefox but not on IE7 (funny thing is that it MIGHT work on IE7 but it wont most of the time)

[sourcecode lang=’css’]
body{

Background-image:url(’image.jpg’);
Background-repeat:no-repeat;
Background-color:#fff;

}
[/sourcecode]

This will on the other hand work. As you can see, they have the same content, just a different layout.

You can of course put it in one row but make sure to have the right format, otherwise you’ll still have the same problem.

[sourcecode lang=’css’]
body{

background:#fff url(picture.jpg) no-repeat;

}
[/sourcecode]

As you can see, the only difference is the space between ”.jpg)” and ”no-repeat”

Try this page with both Firefox and IE7 and you’ll see that IE7 won’t show the background, but Firefox will.

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