CSS3 blur filter on HTML body tag


Is it possible to have a background image on the Bodytag, and then add blur filter on it, whitout getting the blur effect on the div's thats inside the body ?

Or do U need to add it on the first div inside the body as I can see many ex. on ?


Using CSS filters, all child elements of the element being blurred will also be blurred. However, rather than clutter your markup with an extra div just for the sake of a bg image with blur, you can use a pseudo element.

Don't forget to give it a z-index below the other content. In this case I just used -1, but you could use any number and give the other elements another number higher.


body:before { content: ''; z-index: -1; position: absolute; left: 0; right: 0; top: 0; bottom: 0; -webkit-filter: blur(10px); background: url(http://hackingui.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/meng2-1980x1000.jpg) no-repeat; background-size: cover; }

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