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CSS Framework Basics Build a Website with Bootstrap Customizing Bootstrap

Gradient and background issues

Not sure what the problem is, but when I add a background image to the body, and before it I put a gradient, the gradient stops when the content ends, like this-

 body {
background: linear-gradient(rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4), rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.9)), url("vballchick.jpg");
background-size: cover;

For some reason the picture spans the full height of the body but the gradient is cutting off when the content on the page ends! Any help would be very appreciated!! Iā€™m using bootstrap

1 Answer

Chris Crowder
Chris Crowder
Courses Plus Student 11,609 Points

The gradient will only take on the size of its parent container. Have you tried setting the body height to 100%?