Support for responsive CSS background images (and rich text images)

On the page webflow produced to promote background images, there is this:

* Dynamic and static inline images. Support for background images and images in rich text elements is coming soon.

Based on this I assume this feature is 'planned' but I'm adding here as a formal reminder/request!


Few more people requesting on the original announcement post too: 

  • Matthew Sanderson
  • Jan 18 2017
  • Reviewed
  • Mike Mahoney commented
    22 Feb, 2023 02:18pm

    This is needed. Why is this not done already?

  • Pam Sykes commented
    30 Sep, 2022 11:43pm

    Five years later and we still don't have this!!! We've just invested weeks in building a version of our blog in Webflow and this has come up at the last minute. It's a mess.

  • Kyle Fs commented
    22 Jun, 2020 04:00am

    We need this ASAP!

  • Kyle Fs commented
    30 Mar, 2020 05:10am

    This is very important! Please bring it ASAP!

  • Alex E commented
    16 Jan, 2020 10:22pm

    Really important for CMS and google page speed analytics. Please add ASAP

  • Zach Waterfield commented
    7 Jan, 2020 02:06am

    Desperately in need of this, please please please prioritize this!

  • Øyvind Østmo commented
    6 Dec, 2019 04:25am

    Hi guys! It's kinda scary that this feature has been in the backlog for 3 years soon. Every site I make more or less, clients are creating articles in the CMS. And without fail, they upload huge stock images into the Rich Text field. This is kind of a deal breaker for all content heavy sites like blogs, unless you have a content wizard at hand who remembers to resize every single image before uploading. And even then, it's heavy to load on mobile.

    Begging for some speedy update on this one!

  • Tiada Guru commented
    8 Oct, 2019 12:51am

    Can we please merge this other request into this one?

    Should be 168 votes, not 101.

  • Tiada Guru commented
    8 Oct, 2019 12:46am

    Eghad. This would allow a much faster mobile experience for us (as display:none doesn't do anything on mobile; to actually prevent images from downloading on mobile, you need to use CSS background images).

    But then we kill desktop & tablet performance because background images aren't responsive.

    Stuck between a rock & a hard place, Webflow.

  • Pedro Mendes commented
    17 Sep, 2019 04:39pm

    When will this feature will be available? This is definitely required for a Business account with multiple editors.

    Please develop this soon.

  • Thomas Daly commented
    21 Mar, 2019 03:48pm

    Need this! pls add!!!

  • Bryan Garrant commented
    20 Jan, 2019 12:34pm

    I desperately need this for my client sites. Can someone from Webflow give is an ETA? Google is using performance ranking now and having 4mb background images uploaded by client who don’t know how to crop is not acceptable. 

    Webflow rocks but this is one major feature missing since we can’t crop images. 

  • Jess Leondiou commented
    19 Sep, 2018 11:31pm

    Has the feature become available? Just checking in case I missed it! :) 

  • Marvin Mattelson commented
    17 Sep, 2018 11:17pm

    Since Google now places so much emphasis on page load this is an essential feature. Also it’s been promised for over two years. 

  • PS Werbung commented
    26 Apr, 2018 08:22pm

    this is important – because benchmarks show here a really important problem: background images are important for todays websites and these REALLY need the smart compression handling.

  • Tom Lamers commented
    26 Mar, 2018 08:20am

    And to add to this: also responsive images for Lightbox images are very welcome!

  • James Stanbridge commented
    29 Oct, 2017 07:23pm

    Is this going to be in an update any time soon??

  • Johnny Liabø commented
    25 May, 2017 07:06pm

    Any ETA on this feature?

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