The background family of CSS style elements is used to set the background characteristics on your Web page. For example, you could apply some CSS background elements to highlight an area on a page, or just simply to enhance the contrasts of the display and the background. Another useful CSS element is border. The border properties set the display of borders around its associated CSS element. All these, together with the dimensioning and postioning CSS elements, give a variety of controls down to pixel level to help you design your pages. The dimensioning and positioning CSS elements will be discussed in more detail in section 2.4.
Some frequently used background CSS elements are shown in Table 2.5.