CSS Images

CSS Images is a module of CSS that defines what types of images can be used (the <image> (en-US) type, containing URLs, gradients and other types of images), how to resize them and how they, and other replaced content, interact with the different layout models.




Data types


Using CSS gradients
Presents a specific type of CSS images, gradients, and how to create and use these.
Implementing image sprites in CSS
Describes the common technique grouping several images in one single document to save download requests and speed up the availability of a page.


Specification Status Comment
CSS Images Module Level 4 Working Draft  
CSS Images Module Level 3 Candidate Recommendation  
Compatibility Standard
The definition of 'CSS Gradients' in that specification.
Living Standard Standardizes the -webkit prefixed gradient value functions
CSS Values and Units Module Level 3
The definition of '<url>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation  
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of '<uri>' in that specification.
CSS Level 1
The definition of '<url>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)