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Nandakishore J
Nandakishore J
4,641 Points

The background image of the div fails to come. Please do help me make it correct.

I have entered the HTML and CSS codes below. What the problem, is that the background image fails to appear. Please do help. Thanks in advance.


    <!DOCTYPE html>
        <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:300italic,400italic,800italic,300,400' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
        <div class="parallax-1 parallax">
          <div class="descript-parallax">
            <span>Description for the image</span><br>
            <span class="photo-descript">Copyright someone</span>


    .parallax-1 {
      height: 200px;
      width: 100%;
      background: linear-gradient(to bottom, #000 -10%, transparent 30%),
                  linear-gradient(to top, #000 -10%%, transparent 30%),
      background-size: cover;

    .parallax {
      width: 100%;

    .descript {
      background: #f2f2f2;
      font-family: 'open sans', sans-serif;
      font-style: italic;
      font-weight: 200;
      font-size: 0.7em;
      padding: 5px 10px;

MOD: edited to format code quotes

3 Answers

pi R
pi R
12,720 Points

Hi ! Have you included your css stylesheet in the HTML file? In the code you show us, there's only the font.

Nandakishore J
Nandakishore J
4,641 Points

Of course yes. I did include it. This is just a small fraction of the code.

Please give us a complete copy of your code if you want more input.

Ognjen Jevremovic
Ognjen Jevremovic
13,028 Points

Hello Nandakishore, how are you? If the code provided in the example is 100% identical from your workspace (copy - paste) there's a tiny issue I assume you overlooked, just by speed writting your code.

As funny as it may seam, but I think you forgot to include your stylesheet in your html code. The line :

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">   <!-- or whatever the path you are using for your css document -->

is missing in your head tag.

Try fixing that and you'll be on your way = ). Don't worry, these type of mistakes happen to me all the time (I sometimes even make a simple typo, but you know how computers are unforgiving, hehe). Best thing to do perhaps (or the thing I'm doing each time I include a new stylesheet) is to make a drastic change to your markup styling, something like:

body {
  background: red;

only to test if the stylesheet is properly attached to your HTML document. It is also a good way of debugging your code.

Happy coding and much success! Cheers

All three answers are correct, but this is the most complete of the three.

ravindra barthwal
ravindra barthwal
2,271 Points

Yes! Buddy link to your css stylesheet as well as fix the url path for the parallax-1 background it is looking incomplete