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    I manage to get it working like this:

    Or at least, I think I did — I only have my iPhone today. My iPads are home.
    Anyway, hope it helps.


    I followed @macnimble’s excellent suggestion, but was disappointed by the way scrolling works.
    Here’s a fix:

    html {
    background: url( no-repeat center center fixed;
    background-size: cover;
    height: 100%;
    overflow: hidden;
    overflow: scroll;
    -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch;

    Works on iOS 5+.


    This is almost perfect. The only problems that I’ve encountered are:

    – Touching the menu bar at the top doesn’t scroll to the top of the page (presumably because Safari thinks the HTML view hasn’t ‘moved’ at all).
    – If you scroll up when at the top of the page so that Safari itself moves and then try to scroll down by touching near the bottom of Safari, the content doesn’t scroll. I don’t encounter this issue unless scrolling up while already at the top of the page and, even when I do encounter it, the content still scrolls if I scroll by touching near the middle of the screen.

    So two issues, neither of which seem like deal breakers to me. Thank you so much for solving this!


    Yes, I’m with @pyrmont on this. Thank you so much for solving this :)


    I know the topic is iOS but just wanted to point out that those solutions properly break on Android 2.3.5. I can’t even scroll down to see the whole content


    Really unbelievable how little there is on this out in the wild. This worked great for me. Thanks for sharing.

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    Hi Guys,

    I tried k00ka on my site, but it didn’t seem to work properly.

    I have it working in Chrome and Safari (desktop versions), but the entire page scrolls in Safari for iOS.

    The thing i want to accomplish is: the “background image” and the “background image of the article” should stay fixed, creating a iOS 7 blur finish.

    The article itself (text, shadows etc) should scroll.

    How can i accomplish this? Do i need to put the boxed blurred .jpg


    I’m still frustrated with background-cover. It has so much promise, but has inconsistent support. This is my alternative.
    <div class="background-div"><img src="background.jpg"></div>
    .background-div {
    position: absolute;
    overflow: hidden;
    top: 0;
    right: 0;
    bottom: 0;
    left: 0;
    z-index: -1;
    .background-div img {
    width: auto;
    height: auto;
    min-height: 100%;
    min-width: 100%;


    Please don’t restart solved threads.

    Post a new subject with appropriate Codepen examples etc.


    I know this is an old thread, but I found that when using

    box-sizing: border-box

    I was having this same issues in iOS, with background-attachment: fixed; stretching to the entire viewport. Using the default

    box-sizing: content-box

    seemed to fixed the problem for me. Can anyone else confirm this behaviour?


    @photocurio – I think you meant position:fixed not position:absolute for .background-div otherwise it scrolls with the rest of the content.

    Also, I’m not sure you even need that img, you can use a background-image with cover on your div.background-div. Cover works because you’ve solved the problem of the size of the container being the display viewport not the size of the whole page including off-screen content.


    I too am looking for a solution..

    does not work on ipad or phone..any suggestions besides scrapping it all?


    Ahhh! You found it! Let’s see if @TheDoc has any more suggestions on this or if it was ever figured out.

    It’s marked [Solved] is it not?


    Hi sorry,
    This thread seems to have been solved can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong.. I did @k00ka solve but it does not seem to be working..only applied to first image, the rest are original code. Can someone tell me what I”m doing wrong? its fine on the desketop but not on phone or ipads.

    sorry i’m a self taught hack. : (


    sorry i’m a self taught hack. : (

    We all are ;)

    Hey, there’s no telling if @k00ka is still around here. Maybe… maybe not. People leave all the time. Is there any way you could create a Codepen for this so we can all play with it? Thanks!!!

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