Dynamically Cover Image with Rectangle in HTML/CSS


I have a React App where I am showing live updates on NFL games. I am trying to take an image of a football field and dynamically cover it with a rect SVG element based on how many yards the team has gone, and what isn’t covered is how many yards the team has left to go. What I have looks like the below.

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I can dynamically change the size of the rectangle, but if the screen is ever resized, the rectangle moves to another location and no longer covers the image.

How can I accomplish this so that the shading always covers whatever percentage of the image I’d like no matter how the screen is resized? My current strategy is a super unsophisticated approach given that I am new to using CSS:

<img className = "col l5 offset-l2" src = {"./field.jpg"} alt = {this.props.team1} style = {{height:"40%",width:"40%"}}></img>
<svg width="600" height="205" style = {{"margin-left":"635px","margin-top":"-110%","margin-bottom":"1.5%"}}>
        <rect width="206" height="210" style={{"z-index":"9",position:"absolute","fill":"rgb(0,0,255)","opacity":"0.4","stroke-width":"0","stroke":"rgb(0,0,0)"}} />


Try this:


.container {
    width: 40%;
    height: 40%;
    background-image: url("./field.jpg");
    background-position: 0 0;
    background-size: cover; /*if doesn't work, try 'contain'*/
    position: relative;

.container svg{
    position: absolute;
    left: 0;
    top: 0;
    width: 20%;
    height: 20%;    


<div class="container">
   <svg width="600" height="205">
       <rect width="206" height="210" />

Answered By – Azu

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