No support in IE 8 for background-size: cover


I’m having trouble using background-size: cover; in IE8.

An article on CSS-Tricks suggested the following as a solution to IE8’s lack of support for background-size cover:

filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src=’.myBackground.jpg’, sizingMethod=‘scale’);
-ms-filter: “progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.AlphaImageLoader(src=‘myBackground.jpg’, sizingMethod=‘scale’)”;

This solution may be fine, but I was curious if Unbounce had their own solution before I applied this CSS to each element whose background-size was set to cover.

The landing page I’m working on is at



Hi Tim,

Really liked the landing page.  Just wanted to give you a heads up that I have not seen any IE8 workarounds posted on here so it’s probably safe to give it a shot!  Thanks for bringing that to light and hopefully one of the awesome support members can shed some light on how to best accomplish this.

Best of luck,