Skip to comments.How to put a background on your "about" page
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">
<TD>Put your page stuff here</TD>
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.
Thanks, but I'll stick with what I have up. ;)
I personally have been spending months trying to figure this out.
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. ;)
Oddly enough, my "about" page is rarely about anything......
seriesly, thanks for the tip
I see a sick-looking cat, other than that, not much :)
I tried the code for an HTML background, but FR doesn't support it. I stumbled upon this, and I was glad.
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.
What does "put your page stuff here" mean? Can I browse my C drive, or does it have to be a web page somewhere?
Thanks Asphalt, HTML information is always helpful.
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.
Go to a website and highlight the section you want. Right click "View Selection Source". Copy highlighted area to clipboard and Paste into "about".
Ugh, tiles are crud!
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?!?!"
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.
you aren't serious.
I like this HTML tester too.
I go there often
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.
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.
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!
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
Just replace the letters 'URL' with a picture's address (including the http:// and the www/ and the rest.
"...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.
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.
Tiles.. are..... well, nevermind, not really important.. :-)
... stuff, or outside it? or somewhere else entirely?
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 );
Well, I managed to screw it up!
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?
I KNOW WHAT A URL IS. wHERE DO I PUT THE DAMN THING IS THE QUESTION.
Thank you--I'll have to try that later.. :-)
Inside the quotes!
GO GOLDEN STATE !
What "quotes"? Someone please go to my "about" page and tell me what I'm doing wrong.
Picture addresses and URL links are always included between quotes after an equal sign.
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?
Let me know.
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