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John Levy
John Levy
1,451 Points

Trying to make the background image placed in a box into a circle.

I have made several boxes and I am trying to make the background image placed in the box a circle. If it was originally a square how do I make each image a circle or does the image have to be a circle to begin with?

The html code is- <div class="box">igbodybuildingworld</div>

The CSS code is- .box {

background: url(igbodybuildingworld.jpg); background-size: 250px; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: top center; float: left; color: black; font-weight: bold; font-size: 26px; text-align: center; line-height: 400px; background-color: white; width: 280px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 30px; padding: 5px; border: 2px solid black; height: 400px

Thanks in advance John

Kenny Parewijck
Kenny Parewijck
4,602 Points


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="test.css" media="screen" title="no title" charset="utf-8">
<div class="box">
<h3>Example text</h3>
* {
  box-sizing: border-box;

.box {
  background: url(img/thisisme.jpg);
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: cover;
  float: left;
  color: black;
  font-weight: bold;
  font-size: 26px;
  text-align: center;
  width: 280px;
  height: 280px;
  border-radius: 50%;
  padding-top: 90px;

I noticed you put text directly inside your .box. Don't do this. Put it into a proper element like a <p> or a <h>. Also in css put the box-sizing property with the value border-box. So you won't get any weird changes in your widths and heights when adding padding and margin.

My solution to your problem is using the border-radius property. By giving your .box this property and the value 50%, the corners will round and a circle will be shown. Beware that you keep width and height in the same proportions, els wise a circle shape is not possible.

Also add the property -> background-size: cover, so that your background image takes up the full space.

1 Answer

John Levy
John Levy
1,451 Points

Thanks for your help. As it was mentioned not to put the text directly into the .box where do I put it so it goes inside the boxes I made? I tried using a element <p> but I cant get the text in the box. Thanks in advance