CSS: How to bring background image to the front?

Tags: css

Problem :

I was already looking at CSS: How to make background-image above background-color in a list and tried the !important attribute but without success.

I have this example page where I would like to bring the yellow book cover which I use as a background image in front of the navigation bar below.

enter image description here

The code I am using is the following:

.home-link {
  background: url(http://www.mensch-jinn-dajjal.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Buchtitel.gif) no-repeat !important;
  background-size: 180px 200px !important;
  background-position: 400px 80px !important;
  z-index: 99999 !important;

Any idea why it is not coming to the front?

I also tried to assign the navbar a negative z-index without success.

Solution :

z-index won't work in this case; z-index is meant for those elements which are stacked one over another i.e. they have overlapping top and left, which is not in your case. Html is working the way it should i.e. flow layout,

this is your markup outhere on your site :

<header id="masthead" class="site-header" role="banner">
     <a class="home-link" href="...</a> <-- Link containing the image-->
     <div id="navbar" class="navbar"> <!-- navigation bar -->
    </div><!-- #navbar -->

clearly, your anchor and navigation bar are placed one after another, they are rendered exactly like that.

So, if you want to overlap your image, you need to make your image position:absolute. I would recommend, create a independent img tag and make it position absolute and place it exactly where you want, with relative top and left, so that it adjusts itself according to the resolution.

see this simple illustration of z-index :jfiddle

in this, we have four float:left, position:absolute divisions, by-default, when no z-index is given to any of them, the one that was present in the last in the flow, was the visible color, but as you give higher z-index to anyone of them(first one in example), it becomes the visible color

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