Micah Micah - 3 months ago 10
CSS Question

Hide text using css

I have a tag in my html like this:

<h1>My Website Title Here</h1>


Using css I want to replace the text with my actual logo. I've got the logo there no problem via resizing the tag and putting a background image in via css. However, I can't figure out how to get rid of the text. I've seen it done before basically by pushing the text off the screen. The problem is I can't remember where I saw it.

Answer

This is one way:

h1 {
    text-indent: -9999px;                 /* sends the text off-screen */
    background-image: url(/the_img.png);  /* shows image */
    height: 100px;                        /* be sure to set height & width */
    width: 600px;
    white-space: nowrap;            /* because only the first line is indented */
}

h1 a {
    outline: none;  /* prevents dotted line when link is active */
}

Here is another way to hide the text while avoiding the huge 9999 pixel box that the browser will create:

h1 {
    background-image: url(/the_img.png);  /* shows image */
    height: 100px;                        /* be sure to set height & width */
    width:  600px;

    /* Hide the text. */
    text-indent: 100%;
    white-space: nowrap;
    overflow: hidden;
}