|This page is meant to be more than a place to pick up a few free backgrounds for your web pages, it is meant to help you choose the "best" backgrounds for your pages. So take a few minutes to read this information before you go grab up some very nice looking backgrounds. Bookmark this page since I'm always creating. At this time there are over 60 main sections with enough variety to suit just about everyone. The thumbnail pages are best viewed at 640x480. If you want to go right to the backgrounds then click here, but you might miss something important. If you want animations for your pages then go to our animation site.|
The most important thing you have to decide first is the purpose of the web page where your background is going. Will it be an entrance page or an information & products page? Or maybe you want an exciting and visually stimulating page?
|One compromise to satisfy your artistic eye with the use of information is to use a side border where the left side is for visual looks only, not for putting any text or information there. That way you can satisfy your urge to use a dramatic background image, while at the same time be able to present your ideas and other images clearly. Click here for an example.|
|The other thing to consider is whether or not to use plain white for the body part of the background. If you are going to have a lot of information and graphics on the page, you can keep the background plain white if you choose to. But, if there will be open areas on the page, it looks better to at least use some texture instead of a plain white look. The texture gives your page a richer look with depth. Delicate vellums, pastel marbles, and uniform small pebbles make the least distracting texture backgrounds.|
You'll have to paste the code into your html, and then type in the name of your background.. This copy of the code includes the image title from the sky test page, so just use the background part of the code.
<TITLE>Sky Test: Set
<BODY TEXT="#000000" BGCOLOR="#FFFBF0" LINK="#0000EE" VLINK="#CC33CC"
ALINK="#FF0000" BACKGROUND="skyset2.jpg" bgproperties="fixed">
So you just need to add bgproperties="fixed"> and your background will not move.
Just one more But!!!.....this code doesn't work on Netscape! Oh pooh! Well, many people surf the web with IE, so go ahead and use the code. We make our web pages in Netscape, but we surf the net with IE.
Well, that about does it for the tutorial, now on to the free samples. First the terms.
These backgrounds are free for you to use. All I ask is that you place a link back to these pages. Download the backgrounds and upload them to your own service. Do not link to the graphics on my server so that the image loads on your page from here. Asking for a link back to this page is not the same thing as someone directly drawing the graphic from my server. From now on the actual location of the backgrounds will change once a month. It would be best not to add one of the individual background sections as a bookmark; instead, always use this main page as your bookmark.
A great deal of these backgrounds are my own original designs, and the rest are backgrounds that I have gathered and fixed up. Just right click to save this wee logo and use the address: http://www.glorianon.com/backindex.html when linking the button back to the background entrance page. All image backgrounds were designed from royalty free photographs or fantasy art. It can take hours to get one of them to weld for use as a background image, so I would appreciate a link back.
Please read the next paragraph. It includes important directions for saving!
When a thumbnail links to the full size background on its own page, right click and choose "Save Background As." (Or "View Background Image" and then "Save Image As" for Mozilla users)I placed many of these backgrounds on their own page, as the background for that page. That way you can see just how they will look for you. AOL users please make sure that you uncheck Use Compressed graphics in your web preferences or you will get an .art file. And pay a visit to our new Paint Shop Protutorial site. I give out a nice zip of fillers there. Now go enjoy one of the largest collections of backgrounds on the Internet!
|Abstracts 1||Dragons||Leaves||Silks 1|
|Abstracts 2||Fabrics 1||Marble 1||Silks 2|
|Abstracts 3||Fabrics 2||Marble 2||Sky|
|Abstracts 4||Fabric: Fans||Marble 3|
|Abstracts 5||Fabric: Pansies||Marble 4||Space|
|Abstracts 6||Fabric: Roses||Marble: Classic||Swirls 1: Flowers|
|Abstracts 7||Fabric: Tapestry||Pastels||Swirls 2: Streams|
|Assorted 1||Fabric: Trees||Pearl 1||Swirls 3: Wood|
|Assorted 2||Fantasy 1||Pearl 2||Twisters|
|Fantasy 2||Pearls Waxed||Unicorns 1|
|Chrome||Flowers 1||Ripples||Unicorns 2|
|Colors 1||Flowers 2||Satins 1||Vellums|
|Colors 2||Forests||Satins 2||Vortex|
|Colors 3||Images||Side Border Gallery||Water|
|Daisy||Silky Folds||Whirlpools 1|
|Diamonds||Lace||Silky Sheets||Whirlpools 2|
|Glori Anon Main Page||GloriAnon Site Map|
|Graphics from Glori||Animations from GloriAnon|
|Paint Shop Pro Tutorials||Graphicbuds Paint Shop Pro Grou||Framed Web Art|