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Sams Teach Yourself Internet and Web Basics All in One by T. Michael Clark, Bob Temple, Ned Snell

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Adding a Picture Background

As an alternative to a background color (which you learned to add in Chapter 19, “Choosing a Title, Text Colors, and Other Page Basics”), you can apply as a background a tiled image, an image file (GIF or JPEG) repeated across the entire background.

An image background automatically supercedes a background color. If you create an image background, any selection you may have made for the background color is irrelevant.

When this image has been designed carefully to match up perfectly with its mates at all four corners, the tiling creates a seamless “texture” effect, as if one enormous image covered the background (see ...

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