Dasmoto's Arts & Crafts - HELP WITH BACKGROUND-IMAGE

Hi, I have a specific question about this project that is really bugging me and I can’t find the issue. I can get all of my images to work using relative paths EXCEPT when using the background-image property in CSS. In the code below, I commented out the background-image property in index.css that uses the absolute path (which works) because I have been trying to find a solution to why it won’t work when I use a relative path. I would love if someone could tell me what I did wrong!

Also, any other suggestions are welcome!

Dasimotos Art Project

  • index.html
  • Resources
    • CSS
      • index.css
    • Images
      • finnish.jpg
      • frames.jpg
      • hacksaw.jpg
      • pattern.jpg


Dasimoto's Art's & Craft'
    <h1>Dasmoto's Arts & Crafts</h1>

        <h2 class="brushes">Brushes</h2>
        <img src="./Resources/Images/hacksaw.jpeg" alt="Paint Brushes">
        <h3>Hacksaw Brushes</h3>
        <p>Made of the highest quality oak, Hacksaw brushes are known for their weight and ability to hold paint in large amounts. Available in different sizes. <span>Starting at $3.00 / brush.</span></p>

        <h2 class="frames">Frames</h2>
        <img src="./Resources/Images/frames.jpeg" alt="assorted picture frames">
        <h3>Art Frames (assorted)</h3>
        <p>Assorted frames made of different material, including MDF, birchwood, and PDE. Select frames can be sanded and painted according to your needs. <span>Starting at $2.00 / frame.</span> </p>

        <h2 class="paint">Paint</h2>
        <img src="./Resources/Images/finnish.jpeg">
        <h3>Clean Finnish Paint</h3>
        <p>Imported paint from Finland. Over 256 colors available in-store, varying in quantity (1 oz. to 8 oz.). Clean Finnish paint microbinds to canvas, increasing the finish and longevity of any artwork. <span>Starting at $5.00 / tube.</span></p>


h1 {
/background-image: url(“https://content.codecademy.com/courses/freelance-1/unit-2/pattern.jpeg?_gl=1*1qb0c7c*_ga*NTc5NDIwNzYwMS4xNjg3MjgyODYx*_ga_3LRZM6TM9L*MTY4ODA2OTE2NC4xMS4xLjE2ODgwNzA2MjAuNTkuMC4w”);/
background-image: url(“/Resources/Images/pattern.jpeg”);
background-color: aqua;
font-family: Helvetica;
font-size: 100px;
font-weight: bold;
color: khaki;
text-align: center;

h2 {
font-family: Helvetica;
font-size: 32px;
font-weight: bold;
color: white;

.brushes {
background-color: mediumspringgreen;

.frames {
background-color: lightcoral;

.paint {
background-color: skyblue;

p {
font-family: helvetica;

span {
font-family: helvetica;
font-weight: bold;
color: blue;

h3 {
font-family: Helvetica;
font-weight: bold;
font-size: 18px;


I don’t know why it is not displaying the beginning of my html document when I paste it in but this is the head:


After two days of searching online I finally figured it out. it needed to be
background-image: url(“…/Images/pattern.jpeg”); and NOT background-image: url(“/Resources/Images/pattern.jpeg”);

Any and all feedback is still appreciated!

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Hi, there!

Welcome to the forums!

I am glad you found the correct pathing.

../ is used to back you out of the current working directory, while ./ places you inside the current working directory.

Considering you fixed your background-image, I do not see anything else that needs to be commented on specifically, but great job on using <main>.

Keep it up! :slight_smile:

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