How to make a div inside a div while keeping same image background

Tags: html,css,css3

Problem :

I have a image background on a first div. Then I want to have a div (show here for convenience with orange background) and another box "above" it with comments (called "comments box").

The problem is that I DON'T want the content of the "orange-zone' to be shown UNDER it.

Here is what I have CURRENTLY :

enter image description here The problem with my current code is that some content I put in the "orange zone" div DOES go under the Comment box, which is ugly.

Here is a jsfiddle for this: :


<body class='example-page'>

<div id="content">
  <div class="page-main-image" >
  <!--div with orange background -->
  <div id="orange-zone">  
  <!-- comment box -->
  <div class="comment-box comment" style="opacity: 1;">
      xxx it's cool to comment<br/>
      nice one dude


html {

body.example-page {

#content {
    height: 100%;
    margin-top: 18px;
    @media (max-width: 767px) {
        margin-top: 9px;
.page-main-image {
    height: 100%;
    background: url(''); background-size: cover; background-repeat: no-repeat;

#orange-zone {
  position: absolute;

.comment-box {
  text-align: center;
  background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.3);
  padding: 10px;
.comment {

Here is what I want to achieve.

enter image description here

Notice how the orange never gets under the Comment-zone BUT the background image with an island is still visible UNDER the "comment box", which is what I want to achieve).

Also I want text to be put on the orange zone and I can't put the background image in the body tag as it has to start right after the menu, so it has a of its own.

Feel free to update this jsfiddle

Solution :

If the border solution sdcr made won't work for you, you can give the inner div the same background as the outer div, and set the background-position so that they both line up. EDIT: Added color layer.

* {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;

#background {
    background-image: url('');
    width: 700px;
    height: 700px;

#innertext {
    width: 200px;
    height: 200px;
    background-color: yellow;
    position: absolute;
    top: 50px;
    left: 50px;

#transparent {
    width: 100px;
    height: 100px;
    position: relative;
    background-image: url('');
    background-position: -75px -75px;
    top: 25px;
    left: 25px;

#colorlayer {
    background-color: rgba(255, 0, 0, .3);
    height: 100%;


EDIT: Just wanted to add, you can pretty easily automate that with Javascript as well if you want.

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