VirtualMV/CSS/Techniques/Gradient filled background

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To create a gradient filled background

VmvXHTML CSSGrad.png

Create a gradient strip

In image in a drawing program create an image that is say 20 pixels wide and height of 450px e.g. BackGradientGreen.png (in downloads below)

Tip make sure the final fill colour is the same as your default background colour (in the example this is white) that way it will always look right no matter what height the browser is set to.

Add the following style

<style type="text/css">
body {
  background-image: url('BackGradientGreen.png');
  background-attachment: fixed;
  background-repeat: repeat-x;


background-attachment (Refsnes Data, 2008)[1]

  • Scroll: Default. The background image moves when the rest of the page scrolls
  • Fixed: The background image does not move when the rest of the page scrolls


Green Blue Fuschia Grey (Right click and save to your drive)

VmvBackGradientGreen.png VmvXHTML CSSBackGradientBlue.png VmvXHTML CSSBackGradientFuschia.png VmvXHTML CSSBackGradientGrey.png


  1. Refsnes Data(2008).CSS background-attachment Property. Retrieved November 15, 2008 from

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