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CSS: background-color only inside the margin

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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I have searched for an answer but couldn’t find it anywhere. My question is reasonably simple: I have a background color of my body, then a large margin, and now I want a different background color inside the margin.

How do I do that with CSS?

Answers:

If your margin is set on the body, then setting the background color of the html tag should color the margin area

html { background-color: black; }
body { margin:50px; background-color: white; }

http://jsfiddle.net/m3zzb/

Or as dmackerman suggestions, set a margin of 0, but a border of the size you want the margin to be and set the border-color

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Instead of using a margin, could you use a border? You should do this with <div>, anyway.

Something like this?enter image description here

http://jsfiddle.net/GBTHv/

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I needed something similar, and came up with using the :before (or :after) pseudoclasses:

#mydiv {
   background-color: #fbb;
   margin-top: 100px;
   position: relative;
}
#mydiv:before {
   content: "";
   background-color: #bfb;
   top: -100px;
   height: 100px;
   width: 100%;
   position: absolute;
}

JSFiddle

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That is not possible du to the Box Model.
However you could use a workaround with css3’s border-image, or border-color in general css.

However im unsure whether you may have a problem with resetting.
Some browsers do set a margin to html as well. See Eric Meyers Reset CSS for more!

html{margin:0;padding:0;}