5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 14, 2007 1:37 PM by Newsgroup_User

    First Website Attempt

    judyg548

      This is my first attempt at building a website. I have many questions, but I will start with a basic one.

      I have one image that I want to cover the entire page. How can I do that and then set the table up after the image is placed?

      Please remember that I don't know much. . . so please speak in layman's language!

      Thanks

      Judyg548
        • 1. Re: First Website Attempt
          Level 7
          Set the image as a background image to the body tag, preferably using CSS -

          body { background-image:url(pathtoyourimage.jpg); }

          Be aware that background images do not stretch - they tile, so this may not
          give you exactly what you want.

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          "judyg548" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >
          > This is my first attempt at building a website. I have many questions,
          > but I
          > will start with a basic one.
          >
          > I have one image that I want to cover the entire page. How can I do that
          > and
          > then set the table up after the image is placed?
          >
          > Please remember that I don't know much. . . so please speak in layman's
          > language!
          >
          > Thanks
          >
          > Judyg548
          >


          • 2. Re: First Website Attempt
            judyg548 Level 1
            Ok, I guess I am doing something wrong. Can you use a png file from fireworks? That image is the right size for my page so I wouldn't need to stretch it. I worked through the CSS STyle instructions. How do I get the image on the page?

            Sorry for the dumb questions!

            Thanks
            • 3. Re: First Website Attempt
              Level 7
              > Ok, I guess I am doing something wrong. Can you use a png file from
              > fireworks?

              Yes, but only if you have EXPORTED it as an 8bit or 24bit or 32bit PNG. Do
              not use a native FW PNG file.

              > That image is the right size for my page so I wouldn't need to stretch it.

              Your page is a fixed width? What about when someone resizes their text in
              the browser to make the page easier to read, but also taller?

              > I worked through the CSS STyle instructions. How do I get the image on
              > the page?

              You define a style on the page for the container behind which you want this
              image to appear. Perhaps if you showed us your page by uploading it and
              pasting a link to it in a reply, you could get more specific help.

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              "judyg548" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Ok, I guess I am doing something wrong. Can you use a png file from
              > fireworks?
              > That image is the right size for my page so I wouldn't need to stretch it.
              > I
              > worked through the CSS STyle instructions. How do I get the image on the
              > page?
              >
              > Sorry for the dumb questions!
              >
              > Thanks
              >


              • 4. Re: First Website Attempt
                jannmirch2180
                You can set up your background image to repeat:none to avoid having it tile. That way no matter what size screen your user has, it will be the size you set it.
                • 5. Re: First Website Attempt
                  Level 7
                  Which may not be the size of the "page".

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                  "jannmirch2180" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > You can set up your background image to repeat:none to avoid having it
                  > tile. That way no matter what size screen your user has, it will be the
                  > size you set it.