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I need help stretching a gradient background to 100% width (and 31px height) with centered text over it.

Here is the page I am working on:
http://www.ahtwindows.com/asset/

The gray gradient nav bar needs to have a width of 100% for all viewers, with the menu text links on top of it, but centered for 100% width.

Anything you all can do would be great, thanks!

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What do you mean by width "100%"? Do you mean you want the image to extend to the edges of the browser window, whatever width the user's screen resolution is?

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Yes, that is what I meant. Sorry if I was unclear. That gradient nav bar background image has a width that would cause the image to repeat itself if the visitor's screen resolution is set very high and with a gradient image - it is usually dark on the outer ends and lighter in the center.

So I need it to remain darker on the ends and lighter in the center, no matter the users screen resolution.

I've been going over this for over 24 hrs.. and can't find a clear cut answer. From what I've read, CSS would be the way to go - but I am not very familiar with CSS and up until now I've used tables to position images and text on a page.

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Your tables are going to limit how you implement this a bit - specifically, you have static widths that are going to limit that image's resizing. Also, the image itself is 1200px width, so you'll have some issue with pixelation on very wide monitors.

One simple solution I can think of here would be to simply add your image as a background on body, and position it accordingly. You may want to change the image itself, e.g. make it a simple gradient that is the right height, but a 1px width, and repeat-x. This would give you the dark edges at the edges of your 1200px table, but a simple gradient from there that stretches to the edges of the body.

Not sure if this is the final design idea you have or not, but you can play with this and find the right solution.

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<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
body
{
margin:0;
padding:0;
}
div
{
margin:0 auto 0 auto;
paddin:0;
}
div.div1
{
width:77%;
background-color:72db31;
}
div.div2
{
width:100%;
background-color:dbd131;
}
div.div3
{
width:77%;
background-color:db4831;
}
p
{
margin-bottom:0;
margin-top:0;
padding:10px;
text-align:justify;
vertical-align:middle;
text-indent:27px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

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</div>

</body>
</html>

To stretch gradient image use css property width:

<div style="background-image:width:100%;">

Edited by xgen: n/a

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rather than cracking yr brain for all this stuff, wont it be easier to just have a fixed table?

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I already have the page setup in tables of 1200 pixels wide. I just wanted to find a way to have that nav bar stretch out to 100% for all computers, regardless of screen resolution.

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<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="javascript">
var width = screen.width
</SCRIPT>

then pull the value over.

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