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From: "Sarah Hughes" <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] non-tiled image as a watermark background
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 17:58:33 -0500
Hi, Laurel -
I was hoping someone who knows more than me would respond. But here goes.
I usually find that HTML is just arcane enough that trying things that seem
likely is usually less efficient than going to the source (a good tutorial,
book, or this list) and looking it up or asking. I think the way to keep a
background from tiling is to use an image as big as or bigger than the
screen. Of course, everyone's screen and resolution aren't the same, so an
image 800x600 pixels would tile on a bigger screen. One with a 1024x728
pixel resolution would display the image with parts of the next horizontal
and vertical tiles showing. Conversely, a background that fit a big screen
would be cropped on a smaller display.
The source attribute in your image tags should be "src", not "scr", but I
don't think you can use the IMG tag to set a background, anyway.
In order to get a dimmed background, you need to create a dimmed image. I
don't think a browser can take a full-color image and display it as a faded
If someone knows a way to get a background to fit itself to the screen, I
hope he or she will pop up and tell us, 'cause I'd like to know, too! I
guess the only thing I can think of is to make a pastel-colored image of the
picture you want, about 800x600 pixels. But then add blank space around it,
so that you wind up with an image large enough to fill the screen of a
bigger and/or higher-resolution display. Then if you set the background to
be centered, the whole picure will show on a smallish screen, with only the
blank space cropped. And on a big screen, it would be in the middle with
the blank space showing. The image would probably be such a big file that
you'd decide it wasn't worth the time it took to download.
I hope this helps, and that someone better informed will set us straight if
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurel Baker" <>
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 10:04 AM
Subject: [FreeHelp] non-tiled image as a watermark background
> I would like to use a family photo as a watermark background.
> Unfortunately all I've managed to do so far is to get it to display as a
> full color tiled background or display the box with a photo icon that
> you get if load images is set to no load. Can anyone help?
> I've tried:
> <body background="url"></body background> (gives full color tiled
> <body backgroun="url"><body bgproperties="fixed"></body
> bgproperties></body background> (again gives full color tiled
> <img scr="url" align=top|bottom|middle|left|right></img scr> (image
> doesn't load)
> <img scr="url" lowsrc="url"></img scr>
> I've also tried plugging in width and height info.
|Re: [FreeHelp] non-tiled image as a watermark background by "Sarah Hughes" <>|