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Western University, Chapter 7, Images
“When specifying a background image (with BACKGROUND) it is a good idea also to specify a background color (with BGCOLOR.) That color should be one similar to the prevailing color of the image; this ensures that if the user viewing your page has image loading off, or if your background image cannot be loaded for some reason, the page will still look close to the way you intended.” From Netscape
Example: <body bgcolor="#gray" background="assets/grayba.jpg" text="black" link="blue" vlink="green" alink="purple">
These 16 colors are supported by name in HTML 4.0. You do not have to use a number/letter code to identify them in your color tags.
Most of these sites offer free graphics, but there may be restrictions on how you use these graphics. It is your responsibility to read these restrictions at each site. Our text on page 61 suggests getting images from AltaVista and Lycos.
Compare the quality of the same photo of a Canadian goose in different sizes and formats. This page will take a long time to load -- several minutes perhaps -- but be patient to see how you can still have high quality photos at low KB sizes that do load quickly.
GifWorks. Experiment with using an on-line program that can you can use to customize your gif graphics.
Customizing free banners
Crecon.com. Free resources in creating banners across the top of your webpage, logos, and buttons.
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