Css – How to have two background images. One a top banner and the second a textured background

By | October 17, 2023

I’m starting to work on a website. I would like to have two background images. One would be a banner image at the top similar to the gray strip across the top of stack overflow’s website. Then the other image is a image that I would have to create a textured background. This would be like the white space on this website but instead of a color it would be a repeatable image. Websites with the look i’m going for are pinterest.com, subtlepatterns.com, Facebook.com, etc…

I have tried many different things. I tried putting a background in the html tag in the css. That didn’t work. I also tried putting two different background images in the body tag. That didn’t work because it would just show the first one. I also tried creating the background in it’s own class. But when I did that it wouldn’t show up at all. Maybe I left something out of the html?

Currently I have Following code:

body, div, dl, dt, dd, ul, ol, li, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, pre, code, form, fieldset, legend, input, textarea, p, blockquote, th, td {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;

This has created the main background image that takes up the whole screen like I want it to. Know if I could add the second one just at the top to only repeat horizontally then it’ll be great!

Thanks in advance for the help.

using commas, you can have multiple background in the same element:

background-image: url('first'), url('second');

and the same rule apply for other styling:

background-position: top, bottom;

And so on.

More informations @ css3.info

If you want widespread browser support, multiple DIVs is the only way to do it:

<div class="one">
  <div class="two">

Good luck!

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