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On 12/15/2021 at 6:03 PM, LittleRed123 said:

I'm trying to add watercolor background images into the caption text box of my carousel.

You can do this with some CSS by specifying the background-image property of the list-item elements. First, you'll need to add your image to Squarespace and find the URL of the image. Next, you can go to Design > Custom CSS and add something like this:

.user-items-list-carousel .list-item[data-is-card-enabled="true"] {
  background-image: url(//images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/6189143…/1639586205886-9E2QOW34D0ZVKIYZ4TQW/TheWeekend.jpg?format=500w);
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: cover;
}

To demonstrate, I've used 'The weekend' image from further down the page, but you can replace this with the url of your image.

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Hey Paul,

Thanks so much for your help. So I've applied your code with an image and it seems to zoom/crop into it a lot. Please see attached.

Ideally I would like to:

1) Have different images on the 3 elements (as opposed to the same one across all)

2) Have it not zoom in on the image but closer to the format I have exported it as.

The image URLS are:

Tab1: https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/61891432011ecd51f01b3f8d/1639590488186-MGAJ7OFDXU1E1PHJJVNO/Tab1.jpg?content-type=image%2Fjpeg

Tab2: https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/61891432011ecd51f01b3f8d/1639829890442-ASVB1X8XIU3WFSSTZFFZ/Tab2.jpg?content-type=image%2Fjpeg

Tab3: https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/61891432011ecd51f01b3f8d/1639829890442-ASVB1X8XIU3WFSSTZFFZ/Tab2.jpg?content-type=image%2Fjpeg

Thank you so much for your help and sorry for being completely useless!

Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

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38 minutes ago, LittleRed123 said:

I've applied your code with an image and it seems to zoom/crop into it a lot.

Thank you so much for your help and sorry for being completely useless!

No problem! We're here to help each other 🙂.

There are some limitations because you're adding the image to an existing element within Squarespace, and you can't change many of the built-in properties without causing issues. However, you should be able to adjust the size of your image and edit some of the image properties such as background-size to achieve what you need. It may take some trial and error.

For example:

.user-items-list-carousel .list-item[data-is-card-enabled="true"] {
  background-image: url(https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/61891432011ecd51f01b3f8d/1639829890442-ASVB1X8XIU3WFSSTZFFZ/Tab2.jpg?format=300w);
  background-size: 100% 60%;
}

...will produce this...

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or

.user-items-list-carousel .list-item[data-is-card-enabled="true"] {
  background-image: url(https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/61891432011ecd51f01b3f8d/1639829890442-ASVB1X8XIU3WFSSTZFFZ/Tab2.jpg);
  background-position: center;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: cover;
}

would produce this...

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Content: Views and opinions are my own. Links in my posts may refer to my own SF.DIGITAL products or may be affiliate links.
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