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gpaai
07-07-2005, 08:52 PM
Hi,

Though I am only a beginner in regards to DWMX I have managed to design my first site. My question is about the background.

I know I can use an image for a background, but to use an image 1024X768 would be too large a file to load, especially for those still running dial up.

So how do I splice a background image to reduce its file size? All I know at this point is how to use a single image.

Thanks!

Gary

gmcrone
07-07-2005, 10:22 PM
Is there a very good reason for a background image at all?

Slicing an image does not really reduce the download time. It may appear to but each little slice still adds up to the same bandwidth download.

The only way to decrease file size is to decrease the quality of your graphic, reduce the number of colours used, or reduce the size of the graphic.

Again I would ask "is there a very good reason for the large background image.?"

A 1024x768 image will cause problems with people using a smaller screen resolution, causing them to scroll left/right to see all of your page.

Mike...

gpaai
07-08-2005, 12:19 AM
Hi Mike,

Nice to meet you.

90% sure the guy I'm doing this for will not change his mind. I was thinking that maybe there was a CSS code of some sort that would allow me to use an actual size image as opposed to a large one.

He is actually looking for a site where the text and other graphics scroll while the background remains stationary.

Thanks,

Gary

gmcrone
07-08-2005, 12:28 AM
See
http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/comp...piral/demo.html ('http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/complexspiral/demo.html')
http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/comp...iral/demo2.html ('http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/complexspiral/demo2.html')
http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/ ('http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/')

This will give you an idea on how to make a page with a fixed background and scrolling text.

Mike...

gpaai
07-08-2005, 12:39 AM
Thanks Mike!

ian27
07-12-2005, 01:58 AM
Hi Mike,

Nice to meet you.

90% sure the guy I'm doing this for will not change his mind. I was thinking that maybe there was a CSS code of some sort that would allow me to use an actual size image as opposed to a large one.

He is actually looking for a site where the text and other graphics scroll while the background remains stationary.

Thanks,

Gary
Yes, CSS will do this...