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    background-color

    Summary

    The background-color CSS property sets the background color of an element, either through a color value or the keyword transparent.

    Syntax

    background-color: color | inherit
    

    Values

    color
    Is a CSS <color> that describes the uniform color of the background. Even if one or several background-image are defined, this color can be affect the rendering, by transparency if the images aren't opaque.

    Examples

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    .exampleOne {
    	background-color: teal;
    	color: white;
    }
    
    .exampleTwo {
    	background-color: rgb(153,102,153);
    	color: rgb(255,255,204);
    }
    
    .exampleThree {
    	background-color: #777799;
    	color: #FFFFFF;
    }
    
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3 Candidate Recommendation Though technically removing the transparent keyword, this doesn't change anything as it has been incorporated as a true <color>
    CSS Level 2 (Revision 1) Recommendation No change.
    CSS Level 1 Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 1.0 4.0 3.5 1.0 (85)
    Feature Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Android IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support 1.0 (1.9.2) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

    See also

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    Contributors to this page: teoli, nguyenthanhtrong
    Last updated by: teoli,
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