Thursday, July 29, 2010

Types of Web Backgrounds

In web design, there are essentially two types of web page backgrounds:

  • Colors: You can create colored backgrounds easily using HTML or a web editing program, such as Macromedia Dreamweaver.

  • Graphics: Small images that seamlessly tile together to create a single, large background. The reason these images are small is because a large background image would make your web pages agonizingly slow to load.
In this tutorial, we’ll focus on creating these small images that will tile together into a background. Confused a little on how this all works? Then read on…

In this tutorial:
  1. Creating Web Backgrounds
  2. Types of Web Backgrounds
  3. How Backgrounds Work
  4. Creating a Repeating Gradient

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