#53 - change your background pattern

For live examples of how to change your background pattern, check out Show Me the HTML!. Cool!

Changing the background pattern of your Web pages is an easy way to make an impression. You can use any GIF or JPEG file, and the browser will tile the background with the graphic image (repeat the rectangular image in horizontal and vertical directions). To specify your page's background pattern, just use the HTML tag:

<body background="pattern.gif">

It can be a lot of fun creating background patterns. Although background patterns are tiled and therefore have a rectangular repetition, it is possible to create patterns that appear to have diagonal lines or no repetition at all.

Have fun creating your own background patterns, or get some free background patterns from Free GIFs and Animations.

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