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Hour 8. Posting Your Work on the Web > Preparing Backgrounds

Preparing Backgrounds

I admit that I have mixed feelings about backgrounds on Web pages. They can really add personality to a Web site, but they can also make reading the text of your site difficult and frustrating. To quote Web designer David Siegel, “Gift-wrap makes poor stationery.”

That said, however, if you use backgrounds with discretion, they can add to a site’s presence and look. Because HTML includes the capability to tile any image as a background, your background file can be quite small. You just have to make sure that it doesn’t have obvious edges or pictures/shapes that end abruptly at the edges, unless that’s what you want. In Figure 8.5, I’ve created a simple tile for a Web page background. After creating the simple pattern, I saved it as a GIF file optimized for the Web using the Save for Web dialog box in Elements.


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