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stephanie harrison roberts
stephanie harrison roberts
1,713 Points

getting an image to automatically fill its container

morning all, i have this image and a div container and cant get it to fill the container 100% could someone help out?

thanks steph

<head class="main-head">
    <title>Coding Mama</title>
<!--/*title is what shows in the top tab*/-->
            <link rel="stylesheet" href="codingoverbreakfast.css">
            <meta name="description" 
            content="A general guide on the use of meta tags in html pages">
<!--/*meta tags are information about the site, we use there fo search engine purposes*/-->

<div class="topnav">
  <a class="active" href="#home">Home</a><br>
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    <div class="heroshot">
    <img src="lights.jpg" class="lights">

max-width: 100%;
max-height: 100%;
background-repeat: no-repeat;


The problem here is max-width and max-height styles. These 2 ensure that your image will not exceed the size of its parent. If you want to make image the size of its container just remove 'max-' from both style elements.

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stephanie harrison roberts
stephanie harrison roberts
1,713 Points

amazing, works perfectly.....thank you very much :)