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Does the website look better like this:
with a fading blue background
with plain white background
I don't like the exact hue of the blue, I'm going to change it to a
different varient of blue if I do decide to have a background colour.
Just give me your personal opinion, what looks more professional.
Incidentally, does anyone know where to get backgrounds which go from dark blue at the top to white further down...?
With warm regards,
Edited by: mivox
[edited by: jatar_k at 5:08 pm (utc) on Jan. 19, 2006]
I haven't been able to find any good sources for bacground graphics, myself. Usually, if I see one I really like, I email the site's webmaster and ask if I can use it. They generally either say "Yes," or "Yes, if you give me credit."
BTW- Check your StickyMail :)
A second problem comes from table and table cell background images. Support has been very inconsistent cross browser, and jpg images sometimes give particularly weird results.
I recently found a pretty decent article [netmechanic.com] about the bugs involved with putting image backgrounds inside tables, and how do work-around. It even includes Netscape 6.
I've done a survey amongst acquaintances and so far it's 8 people opting for a fading blue background as opposed to 1 for a plain white background...
I would generally agree with 'ekprod'. Of the twenty-odd websites, I've created so far, ALL have had a plain white background. However, this time, after hearing other people's views, I think I'll experiment with a very lightly-colored background. If I change my mind later, I'll scrap it and revert to my usual plain white :)
Thanks once again...
We expect the people who visit this site to be semi-literate Hollywood movie watchers, so we will give more emphasis to the graphics than words :)
Let's just hope they are able to key their credit card details in correctly ;)
On the white background the navigation/header is sorta floating in thin air... the blue fade background lines up just perfectly to give the header graphic an 'anchor.' Makes the page look more solid.