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CSS background-position Property

The background-position property sets the initial position of the element's background-image.

CSS Demo: background-position

background-position: top;
background-position: left;
background-position: center;
background-position: 70% 30%;
background-position: bottom 50px right 100px;
background-position: bottom left;

Technical Details

Default value 0% 0%
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable yes See animatable properties. Demo
Version CSS1
JavaScript syntax object.style.backgroundPosition = "right"


CSS Syntax:

background-position: length|top|right|left|bottom|center|initial|inherit;

Examples

Position a background-image to be top right:

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Position a background-image to be centered at top:

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Position a background-image to be bottom right:

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Position a background-image using percent:

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Position a background-image using pixels:

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Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the background-position property:

Property
background-position 1 1 3.5 1 4

Property Values

The following table describes the values of background-position property:

Value Description
left top
left center
left bottom
right top
right center
right bottom
center top
center center
center bottom
If only one value is specified, the second value is assumed to be center
length Actual pixel lengths. For example, with a value pair of '10px 20px', the first value is the horizontal position and the second value is the vertical position. See length units
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

Tip: You can mix % length unit and positions for example, background-position: 50% center;

See also

CSS Background tutorial

CSS background property

CSS background-attachment property

CSS background-repeat property