The simplest way is to use a small background image slice or tile and repeat it. This will fill the available viewport.
background: url (some-background.jpg) repeat;
More on backgrounds:
Hi Pziecina and Nancy O.,
thank you so much for your mails. However, I'm still trying to figure this out.
@ Pziecina...I studied the source code of your webpage and tried to insert parts of it into my own page in different variations. The solution to my problem must have something to do with CSS and img src height and width. All I get is a white page. I found out that an image size set in Photoshop apparently doesn't have any effect on whether the image fills the browser 100% or not.
@ Nancy O. What I'm trying to do is to use one single image as background for a single page on the website, I'd like to construct. An image that opens up to the entire width of the screen...not just the browser. I imagine this with layers of transparent/solid color for text fields. I studied the website page, you suggested and a repeat action is not what I aim for. And I realize that maybe I'm thinking too much in Photoshop terms...thinking I can do similar actions in Dreamweaver. I'm well aware of the whole thing being 'too much' in terms of design and usability but if you check out www.frauhaus.dk I think that works beautifully, although it doesn't open up to the entire screen. I'd like to see if that design concept will work for my own website or if it's going to be too confusing.
And to both of you I really appreciate your time and input, thanks. Even though I'm still getting grey hairs as a beginner I keep thinking that there's got to be a solution to this.
Best regards from MissRaspberryDream
Wow, thanks a lot Nancy, this looks very interesting...just what I want! I'll try it out and get back to you!
set div width 100% and height 100%;
background repeat-x or repeat-y