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Javascript with Style CSS issue

Hi guys,

Here's issue that I create background images to loop different images each day in Javascript code below, the CSS styles should be working for ".bgImage". Link stylesheets is already shown under head tags Except only bgImage in CSS file doesn't response anything to Javascript code. What is wrong?

EDIT: Remove HTML/CSS too long

2 Answers

I suspect you're getting null because the JavaScript is executing too soon before all your HTML and stylesheets have been parsed. Also, looking a bit more closely at your code, I came up with an alternative approach that doesn't require the 2 for loops.

var loadBkg = function() {
  var day = new Date().getDay();
  var bgImageEl = document.getElementsByClassName("bgImage");

  var r = bgImageEl[0];
  r.style.backgroundPosition = '20% 20%';
  r.style.backgroundSize = 'cover';
  r.style.backgroundColor = 'transparent';
  // Sunday
  if (day == 0) {
    r.style.backgroundImage = 'url(http://placehold.it/500x200&text=SUNDAY)';
  // Monday
  else if (day == 1) {
    r.style.backgroundImage = 'url(http://placehold.it/500x200&text=MONDAY)';
  // Tuesday
  else if (day == 2) {
    r.style.backgroundImage = 'url(http://placehold.it/500x200&text=TUESDAY)';
  // Wednesday
  else if (day == 3) {
    r.style.backgroundImage = 'url(http://placehold.it/500x200&text=WEDNESDAY)';


window.onload = loadBkg;




Thank you, I am testing it soon.

Will let you know :)

Finally it is working now after few days struggles. I appreciate your quick response and Mozilla references.

Glad that worked for you. BTW, I was totally wrong about the reason why you were getting that null error message. It had nothing with the timing of the JavaScript execution. The error was due to this line in your original code:

for (j = 0; j < rules.cssRules.length; j++) {

rules.cssRules has a value of null. That's why you were getting that error message. If you use your browser's developer tools it will show which line is causing the error message.

Also, with regards to my alternate approach, I should have written that last line like this:

window.onload = loadBkg;

since you only need to call 1 function. I edited my answer to make the code shorter.

Okay, I modify it a bit to your suggestion, I do see the value of null has to do with rules.cssRules error message. Seems working well now.

I just did a quick JSBin of your code, and code-wise, it seems to work. I replaced your image paths with placehold.it images to see if the background image actually changed and it did. View it here:


If you open up your browser's developer tools do you see any error messages? Are you sure your image paths are correct in your JavaScript code?

Forgot to mention, can you please delete JSBin example above if possible, it is now solved. :)


Salman Ak , sorry, but that's not possible for me to do at this point since I created the bin anonymously. The only way I could delete a bin anonymously is when I was editing the bin.