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    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.

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    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.

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    yea that's the solution i know how but i was hoping there was a better more practical way.

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    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?

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