The background-origin property determines the background positioning area, that is the position of the origin of an image specified using the background-image CSS property.

  • Initial valuepadding-box
  • Applies toAll elements
  • InheritedNo
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueAs specified
  • AnimatableNo
  • CSS VersionCSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: <box> [ , <box> ]* 

background-origin: padding-box;
background-origin: border-box;
background-origin: content-box;
<box> = border-box | padding-box | content-box
  • border-boxThe position is relative to the border box.
  • padding-boxThe position is relative to the padding box.
  • content-boxThe position is relative to the content box. Useful for having background images automatically follow the padding.
.class {
   backround-origin: padding-box;

Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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