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Transparent Images

You will see how to make your own background tiles later in this hour, but first a word about how to let the background show through parts of your foreground graphics.

Web page images are always rectangular. However, the astute observer of Figure 11.4 (that's you) will notice that the background tiles show through portions of the images, and therefore the title and picture don't look rectangular at all. You'll often want to use partially transparent images to make graphics look good over any background color or background image tile.


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