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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Basic instructions on adding a background image to your page

  • Download the image to your computer
  • For NN and MSIE: right-click on the image and select "Save Image As"
    For Mac: click on the image and hold down the mouse button.
    For WebTV: click here for instructions.
  • Upload the image to your server (the same way in which you upload your html files)
  • Add a reference to it in the BODY Tag of your web page like this: <BODY BACKGROUND="rbow001.gif">
  • The image will then reproduce all over the page, creating a "background"

Downloading the background image

  • Click on the thumbnail of the background image
  • Right-click anywhere on the background of the preview page and select "Save Background As..."
  • Go to the directory in which you want to save the background and specify a name (e.g. butterfly.gif)
  • Click on "Save"
For Firefox Users:
  • Click on the thumbnail of the background image
  • Right-click anywhere on the background of the preview page and select "View Background Image"
  • The actual image will be displayed. Now right-click on the image and select "Save Image As.."
  • Go to the directory in which you want to save the background and specify a name (e.g. butterfly.gif)
  • Click on "Save"

Uploading the background image to your server

  • Connect to your web site using FTP or the web
  • Select the background image file on your computer
  • Upload the file to the remote directory
  • The image file is now on your web site Depending on which directory you saved it in on the server, you reference it in the HTML for your page.

Sample HTML Code

<html>
<head>
<title>Your Web Site Title Here</title>
</head>
<body background="butterfly.gif">

The text for your page goes here.

</body>
</html>

To give another example, if you saved the image file into a directory called "images" on your web site, you would reference it like this:
<html>
<head>
<title>Your Web Site Title here</title>
</head>
<body background="images/butterfly.gif">

The text for your page goes here.

</body>
</html>

Using your own background on eBay*

I find a LOT of people on eBay link directly to this site. Please don't do this, please use the following instructions.

Download the image you like to your hard drive (see 1 & 2 above)

Use the eBay Seller's Assistant (formerly Auction Assistant)

  • In the Listing Template Studio, click on the Media Files tab
  • Click on browse (on the first line) and find the image that is stored on your hard drive
  • Click on Upload Media Files. This will send the image to the web space you indicated in the Seller's Assistant program.

Don't forget to add a link to BackgroundCity.Com on each page where you use a background image!

* Thanks to Ruth Weaver for these instructions. Ruth uses images from BackgroundCity.Com on some of her auction listings at eBay.
Ruth says, "This is a fun way to be creative with every single auction that I list". To check out Ruth's current auctions, her ID is ruthweaver.


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