Background-image style fails to display on Mac browsers
May 28, 2004
CSS | Troubleshooting

If the background-image property you have set in a stylesheet displays on PC, but not on Mac, make sure you haven't accidentally specified the height or width of the div without a unit designation (i.e. no px or %). I do that sometimes (accidentally harkening back to HTML properties) and it will break the style on a Mac, in Safari, Netscape AND IE 5.2. Works OK on a PC, though, on IE 5.5 and 6.

In other words be sure it reads:




If that doesn't solve your background-image display problem, make sure you specify the style as


with NO single or double quotation marks around the path.

Did you remember to upload the image to the server?

If all else fails make sure you have your semi-colon at the end of the line!

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Posted by ellen at May 28, 2004 10:40 AM

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