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Thread: Image scaling problem

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Image scaling problem

    Hi I'm a relatively amateur designer and coder and I've run into a problem. I have a background gradient for a splash page I am in the middle of creating and I can't figure out how to scale it properly. Obviously users will be on different resolutions and I want to gradient to take up 100% of every users screen regardless of resolution, no more no less. I have no problem with the horizontal dimension but the vertical will always stretch the page and add a scroll bar.

    All I need is a simple page with no scrolling the adapts to a viewers resolution and the gradients is always perfectly 100% in the viewport. I don't know if I'm making any sense but any help is very much appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Jerryville, Tejas
    The best thing to do is have the gradient nearly as long as the normal height and also set a background color that matches the bottom (or top) edge color. I.e. fudge it.
    "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." Brian W. Kernighan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    yea that's the solution i know how but i was hoping there was a better more practical way.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    American, living in Toronto, ON. CANADA
    Quote Originally Posted by SpecOps578
    ... but the vertical will always stretch the page and add a scroll bar. ...
    Huh? If it is a "background-image", it should not be creating a scrollbar. If the image exceeds the height of the page, the background-image is merely 'cut off' at that point... Am I missing something?
    I build for: Firefox and tweak for IE

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