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XF 1.4 Background Problems

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Shattered, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Shattered

    Shattered Member

    I am using the style Flexile, and have never used xenforo before, I am very new to doing backgrounds. I looked it up and it said inside the General and then HTML there is a spot for a image as a background, So basically I setup an image. And there is one problem. The background of the template is covering the image... How do I fix this?
    Here you can see a closer look of the template background I want to change.
    http://gyazo.com/62228ae7517489a2bde74f8f753e9924
    Here you can see the image is there, but its being covered.
    http://gyazo.com/426f12a25dd8c02f17666cb97abd4f60


    Please help :)
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I think you want this:

    Admin CP -> Appearance -> Style Properties -> General -> Body

    (instead of General -> HTML)
     
  3. Shattered

    Shattered Member

    Okay, I got the image in a fixed position.... But there is a problem, when you scroll the image doesn't scroll smoothly.... How do I fix that?
     
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What is your forum URL? I want to see the problem.

    Fixed background images do require some extra rendering while scrolling which can cause visual lag on underpowered systems.
     
  5. Shattered

    Shattered Member

  6. Shattered

    Shattered Member

    I figured something out, and that is it only happens when I use the scroll wheel.
     
  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It scrolls smooth for me.

    The scroll lag is on the client side. Not much you can do.

    You might try a different image format. As a grayscale image you don't need the color depth of a PNG. Try using GIF. I don't know if that will help the lag, but it's worth a try.
     
  8. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    You could also compress the image or if small enough and worth doing convert it to and embed it directly as a data URI.
     

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  9. Shattered

    Shattered Member

    Ughh. I don't know.... I will try.
     

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