Multiple Background Images in CSS


Image showing how the HTML and CSS in this blog post render

Nearly every software developer who works with front-end code has probably used the CSS property background-image. What some might not know is that background-image can take many images and set how those images are positioned. This could be particularly useful if you don’t have full control over the HTML that is being generated for whatever reason. You could also have multiple elements and use an nth-of-type selector to achieve the same effect. Here is a quick demo of how you can use the background-image, background-size, and background-position in concert to apply three images to a single div on top of a span of text.

HTML:

CSS:

Those will produce the following result:

Image showing how the HTML and CSS in this blog post render

Here’s a quick demo on JSFiddle:


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