Html – background: fixed no repeat not working on mobile

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I am building a webpage where I want the background image to scale to fit the whole screen, maintain aspect ratio and be fixed (so if you scroll down, the background image stays in the same place).

I have achieved this in desktop browsers with the CSS below, but it doesn't work on an iPhone or iPad. On those devices the background is too big (it continues below the fold) and if you scroll down far enough, the image will start repeating. Anyone have a fix? THanks!

HTML {
  background: url(photos/2452.jpg) no-repeat center center fixed;
  -webkit-background-size: cover;
  -moz-background-size: cover;
  -o-background-size: cover;
  background-size: cover;
}

Best Answer

I have found a great solution for fixed backgrounds on mobile devices requiring no JavaScript at all.

body:before {
  content: "";
  display: block;
  position: fixed;
  left: 0;
  top: 0;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  z-index: -10;
  background: url(photos/2452.jpg) no-repeat center center;
  -webkit-background-size: cover;
  -moz-background-size: cover;
  -o-background-size: cover;
  background-size: cover;
}

Please be aware of the negative z-index value of -10. html root element default z-index is 0. This value must be the smallest z-index to have it as background.