I'm trying to add a background image to a panel. This I found I can do successfully, by setting

background-image: url(background.jpg) no-repeat;

in the


However, I now need to center another panel inside this first one. In order to put it right where I want it, I set the outer panel layout element to absolute. At which point the image background disappears. It reappears if the child panel is auto positioned, but when I put it where I want the background image vanishes from the parent.

Any thoughts?