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Header/Image full width with stretch

Brett Peters

Well-known member

One of the first things that I wanted to do when I got XF was to change the header to a full width image that automatically stretches with browser size.

Visual example

Screen shot 2011-03-01 at 2.39.22 PM.png

How To

Firstly you need to ftp your desired image to your server, For this explanation I have named the desired image header.jpg and placed it in the root of my domain.

Navigate to ACP > style properties > header and navigation and select Header under settings
Select background color, select clear value and hit OK
For position entered center

Screen shot 2011-02-10 at 11.50.51 PM.png

Navigate to ACP > Templates > Header.css

You want to change this

    @property "header";
    background-color: @primaryMedium;
    @property "/header";
To this (replacing header.jpg to you image name and location)

    @property "header";
    background-image: url('header.jpg');
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-position: center;
    -webkit-background-size: cover;
            -moz-background-size: cover;
            -o-background-size: cover;
            background-size: cover;
            filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src='.header.jpg', sizingMethod='scale');
            -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src='header.jpg', sizingMethod='scale')";
    @property "/header";

I have tested the following on Safari, Firefox, IE and chrome