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How to put a background on your "about" page
FR ^ | ecurbh

Posted on 07/06/2005 3:21:39 PM PDT by Asphalt

This was initially posted in a thread by FReeper ecurbh, so credit goes to him.

<TABLE width="100%" height="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" background="URL">
<TR>
<TD>Put your page stuff here</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

You can use any image you want for background, and it will tile itself. Go to the Admin Moderator's about page to see an example.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: html; zaq
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1 posted on 07/06/2005 3:21:39 PM PDT by Asphalt
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To: Asphalt

Marker


2 posted on 07/06/2005 3:23:51 PM PDT by eyespysomething ( A penny saved is a government oversight)
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To: Asphalt

Thanks, but I'll stick with what I have up. ;)


3 posted on 07/06/2005 3:23:56 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: stylin_geek

I personally have been spending months trying to figure this out.


4 posted on 07/06/2005 3:25:28 PM PDT by Asphalt (Join the NFL ping list ...everything NFL... FReepmail Asphalt to get on|FReeper Since 10/10/04)
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To: bttt

PING


5 posted on 07/06/2005 3:26:39 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Quiet knubskulls, I'm broadcasting.)
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To: Asphalt

I might have done a bit of web design at some point. I know I could put up a more complicated page, but nah. I've satisfied my ego. ;)


6 posted on 07/06/2005 3:27:08 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
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To: Asphalt

Oddly enough, my "about" page is rarely about anything......


7 posted on 07/06/2005 3:27:59 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Asphalt
Life is complete.

seriesly, thanks for the tip

8 posted on 07/06/2005 3:28:17 PM PDT by adaven
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To: Asphalt

Interesting


9 posted on 07/06/2005 3:28:24 PM PDT by mel
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To: anniegetyourgun

I see a sick-looking cat, other than that, not much :)


10 posted on 07/06/2005 3:28:49 PM PDT by Asphalt (Join the NFL ping list ...everything NFL... FReepmail Asphalt to get on|FReeper Since 10/10/04)
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To: stylin_geek

I tried the code for an HTML background, but FR doesn't support it. I stumbled upon this, and I was glad.


11 posted on 07/06/2005 3:29:59 PM PDT by Asphalt (Join the NFL ping list ...everything NFL... FReepmail Asphalt to get on|FReeper Since 10/10/04)
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To: Asphalt

My "about" page gives honor to the Major League pitcher with the most wins for a southpaw. Note there's a bonus Trivia Quiz at the bottom.


12 posted on 07/06/2005 3:30:26 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Asphalt

What does "put your page stuff here" mean? Can I browse my C drive, or does it have to be a web page somewhere?


13 posted on 07/06/2005 3:31:05 PM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: Asphalt

Thanks Asphalt, HTML information is always helpful.


14 posted on 07/06/2005 3:32:27 PM PDT by TheForceOfOne (My tagline snapped the last time the MSM blew smoke up my ass. Now its gone forever.)
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To: Asphalt

bookmark


15 posted on 07/06/2005 3:32:41 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: Renfield

In that section you put all the text that you want on your “about” page. In the place where it says ‘URL’ put the source of your picture that you want tiled.


16 posted on 07/06/2005 3:33:38 PM PDT by Asphalt (Join the NFL ping list ...everything NFL... FReepmail Asphalt to get on|FReeper Since 10/10/04)
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To: Renfield

Go to a website and highlight the section you want. Right click "View Selection Source". Copy highlighted area to clipboard and Paste into "about".


17 posted on 07/06/2005 3:34:41 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Asphalt

Ugh, tiles are crud!


18 posted on 07/06/2005 3:34:43 PM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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To: Asphalt
How to put a background on your "about" page

I did this a few years ago. I found a really awesome Hubble photo of a nebula and posted it as my background.

I hotlinked the picture without permission. The owner of the site I hotlinked from wasn't too happy about this and changed the photo from the Keyhole Nebula to a naked gay dude stroking his erect pecker.

I didn't know about this for a few days. Then the FReepmails started arriving. "Dude! What's up with your homepage?!?!"

19 posted on 07/06/2005 3:35:37 PM PDT by Drew68 (IYAOYAS! Semper Gumby!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Hey, just checked your page, Zuben. The great Spahnnie -- maybe the most under-appreciated great pitcher of all time. Talk about consistent!! Nice picture of him too, in that cool old Braves uniform of many colors. Bob Buhl bump.


20 posted on 07/06/2005 3:37:36 PM PDT by speedy
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To: Drew68

you aren't serious.

are you?


21 posted on 07/06/2005 3:38:31 PM PDT by Asphalt (Join the NFL ping list ...everything NFL... FReepmail Asphalt to get on|FReeper Since 10/10/04)
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To: Asphalt

I like this HTML tester too.
http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_basic


22 posted on 07/06/2005 3:38:54 PM PDT by TheForceOfOne (My tagline snapped the last time the MSM blew smoke up my ass. Now its gone forever.)
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To: k2blader

huh?


23 posted on 07/06/2005 3:41:05 PM PDT by Asphalt (Join the NFL ping list ...everything NFL... FReepmail Asphalt to get on|FReeper Since 10/10/04)
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To: Asphalt

Kool !


24 posted on 07/06/2005 3:41:18 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: TheForceOfOne

I go there often


25 posted on 07/06/2005 3:43:03 PM PDT by Asphalt (Join the NFL ping list ...everything NFL... FReepmail Asphalt to get on|FReeper Since 10/10/04)
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To: Asphalt

I absolutely cannot figure out what you are telling me to do. I can't find a "place where it says 'URL'" anywhere. Please explain.


26 posted on 07/06/2005 3:44:14 PM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: speedy

Mr Spahn and his wife used to live in West Seneca New York, right accross the street from my uncle, about three miles from our home. We used to bid to cut his lawn. Good negotiator. He got the twenty or so neighborhood kids down to ten cents per mow. Mrs Spahn made up for it though. She cut every kid's hair for free in the summer. Buzz cuts. Mr Spahn had the biggest pair of hands I had ever seen until we met Johnny Bench at War Memorial Stadium. He played with the Buffalo Bisons half a season (18 years old) and then the Reds brought him up for a Hall of Fame career. Bench could hold five baseballs in his hand and there are pictures of this out there somewhere.


27 posted on 07/06/2005 3:44:16 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Asphalt
you aren't serious.

are you?

Very serious! Now whenever I hotlink an image, I hit refresh several times to make sure that the image I want to post is the image that gets posted. I'm really paranoid about this!

The funniest was the email I recieved from a female Freeper who "really liked" my homepage!

28 posted on 07/06/2005 3:44:35 PM PDT by Drew68 (IYAOYAS! Semper Gumby!)
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To: Renfield

In the part where it says “Put your page stuff here” put the text that you want to appear on your page. In the part before that where in quotations it says “URL” put the address of the picture you want tiled


29 posted on 07/06/2005 3:48:01 PM PDT by Asphalt (Join the NFL ping list ...everything NFL... FReepmail Asphalt to get on|FReeper Since 10/10/04)
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To: Renfield
I absolutely cannot figure out what you are telling me to do. I can't find a "place where it says 'URL'" anywhere. Please explain.

Just replace the letters 'URL' with a picture's address (including the http:// and the www/ and the rest.

30 posted on 07/06/2005 3:48:05 PM PDT by easonc52
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To: Asphalt

"...In the part where it says “Put your page stuff here” put the text that you want to appear on your page. In the part before that where in quotations it says “URL” put the address of the picture you want tiled.."

OK, but where do you put All that Stuff???

I already tried what I think you are telling me to do, and it didn't work.


31 posted on 07/06/2005 3:52:29 PM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: Asphalt

bookmark


32 posted on 07/06/2005 3:52:55 PM PDT by Alia
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To: Asphalt

This might not be relevant to the FR personal home page, but for hypertext markup language in general, the default tiled background image appears within the angle brackets that open the document body default specifications, called collectively "the body tags", along with text/linktext colorations. Open your html file in a text editor, find the body specification and insert background="myfile.gif", replacing myfile.gif with your desired tiled background image name. The filename may be fully qualified or relative to your public html directory, or in fully qualified universal resource locator (URL) form. Also some browsers/servers are picky about quoting the filename. Find what works. Stylesheets complicate this somewhat, and the above applies to a simple static html page without stylesheets.


33 posted on 07/06/2005 3:53:57 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: eyespysomething

Cool stuff!


34 posted on 07/06/2005 3:55:19 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Asphalt

Tiles.. are..... well, nevermind, not really important.. :-)


35 posted on 07/06/2005 3:56:04 PM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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To: easonc52
Does this go INSIDE the

... stuff, or outside it? or somewhere else entirely?

36 posted on 07/06/2005 3:56:10 PM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: k2blader

You can avoid the tiling by using a style inside the TABLE tag:

TABLE width="100%" height="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="background-image:url( http:// URL to image );
background-repeat:no-repeat;"


37 posted on 07/06/2005 3:56:20 PM PDT by JMK (One of the lucky few -- escaped from NJ during the Florio years!)
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To: Asphalt

Well, I managed to screw it up!


38 posted on 07/06/2005 3:57:15 PM PDT by Redleg Duke
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To: Renfield
URL's are addresses like www.freerepublic.com

Displaying an image on FR can be achieved using this code

img src="your URL" (add a < before the word img and add a > after URL")

Replace "your URL" with the correct URL.

A hotlink (a picture currently on someones website) can be posted this way on FR but take note of what another FReeper is stating on this thread. It is advised to use an URL uploaded to your own website.

I hope I'm not adding to the confusion.

What Asphault is stating about tables may be slightly different.
39 posted on 07/06/2005 3:58:22 PM PDT by TheForceOfOne (My tagline snapped the last time the MSM blew smoke up my ass. Now its gone forever.)
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To: easonc52

Sorry about post 36, I put some html code in the question, and it didn't print.

There is a "p" inside arrow brackets at the beginning and end of my profile. Does the background code go inside those html tags, or outside them?


40 posted on 07/06/2005 3:59:02 PM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: Asphalt

If you can tell me how to get javascript onto my about page, I can do direct links to listen live broadcasts for radio. I have a few there already.


41 posted on 07/06/2005 3:59:45 PM PDT by AmishDude (Once you go black hat, you never go back.)
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To: TheForceOfOne

I KNOW WHAT A URL IS. wHERE DO I PUT THE DAMN THING IS THE QUESTION.


42 posted on 07/06/2005 4:00:25 PM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: JMK

Thank you--I'll have to try that later.. :-)


43 posted on 07/06/2005 4:01:10 PM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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To: Renfield

Inside the quotes!


44 posted on 07/06/2005 4:01:53 PM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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To: Asphalt
bump. (i like learning stuff)

GO GOLDEN STATE !

45 posted on 07/06/2005 4:04:01 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways)
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To: k2blader

What "quotes"? Someone please go to my "about" page and tell me what I'm doing wrong.


46 posted on 07/06/2005 4:04:55 PM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: Renfield

Picture addresses and URL links are always included between quotes after an equal sign.


47 posted on 07/06/2005 4:05:55 PM PDT by easonc52
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To: easonc52

Would you be so kind as to copy the script from your "about" page, and paste it into a reply (or private reply, if you prefer), so I can see by example?


49 posted on 07/06/2005 4:09:57 PM PDT by Renfield (If Gene Tracy was the entertainment at your senior prom, YOU might be a redneck...)
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To: Renfield
You just need to put a left arrow '<' before 'table' and replace the letters 'URL' with the jpg address (don't include the single quotes ').

Let me know.

50 posted on 07/06/2005 4:16:09 PM PDT by easonc52
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