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Web Design: Background Images Discuss this eTheme.

These sites feature free background images that can be downloaded and used on your own Web site, information on current trends in background design, best practices for web design and a video tutorial on creating different types of backgrounds. Includes many colorful designs as well as backgrounds featuring animals and holiday themes. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on HTML.

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Find ideas for website background designs by reviewing the samples provided on this website. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This website provides some free backgrounds and textures to be used for web site design; additionally, tips for best practices associated with web design are included.
This online article delineates best practices for creating/using backgrounds in web design and includes worked examples. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This online article explores current trends in website backgrounds and provides examples. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This video demonstrates designing CSS backgrounds using Dreamweaver. Topics include: standard color, tiling a graphic, applying gradients, and fixed graphic backgrounds. (Total running time: 9:46) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This collection of background texture images are organized by colors.
Pick a category and then download one of the free backgrounds. Note: Teachers should review this site before using in classrooms because the site is constantly updated. This site includes ads.
Choose from a variety of free backgrounds at this site. Includes animal and holiday themes. These backgorunds are good for younger students. Click on "Tips and Tricks" for instructions. Note: This site includes ads.
This site has a variety of patterns to download for using as web background. Note: There are links to external sites.
Click on each image to see how it would display as a background in a browser. Note: This site includes ads.
This site compiles many categories of image backgrounds. Note: This site includes ads.
This site organized background images into general and holiday themes. There is a variety of holiday themes collection such as Christmas, New Year, Halloween, Independence Day. Note: This site includes ads.
Scroll down to see a list of backgrounds organized by categories. Click each image to sample it on a browser. Note: This site includes ads.
These sites feature HTML tutorials to help you create a Web site. Includes a thorough explanation of how a Web page works, plus tips on how to plan your content in advance and how to create an attractive site. There are tutorials geared for younger students as well as ones more appropriate for teachers and older students. Also includes assessment sheets for evaluating student Web sites and warnings about what type of information should NOT be included on student pages. There are links to other eTheme Resources on background images, free image collections, and Internet safety.

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