Ever wondered how some websites seem to have multiple "layers" of designs?
Although some use frames and other design techniques to accomplish this look, I'm going to show you a simple way to create look without "headaches" of complicated design techniques.
You'll be glad to hear that you can create a dimensional look for your website using only two simple tools.
1. Background Images 2. Tables
Go here to view a sample web page before we begin:
How to Insert a Background Image:
When you open up a blank page in Composer, html, or any other design program, it's wise to insert your background image first - before beginning your design work.
This allows you to lay foundation for web page from start, and eliminates confusion as well.
A background image can be inserted same as any other graphic image.
In Netscape Composer, you would open a "blank" web page, click on "Insert" and then "Image".
On your image screen, you'll see a section near top labeled "Choose File". Here you'll select background image from your hard drive that you would like to use. It will probably be a ".gif" file such as bg001.gif or bg002.gif. Whatever you named background image on your hard drive, you'll find it, and insert it here.
Next, check box where it says "Use as Background". This will cause image you have selected to become background for your entire web page. Click "Apply" or "Okay", and your page's background should now be image you've selected.
Where Can You Get Background Images?
The background image on my sample page was free from http://www.free-backgrounds.com/