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    Hello, I was just browsing websites when I came upon this one here: http://gomallard.com/

    What I want to know is how exactly this background has one image (a 350X350 stone effect image, repeated along the x and y axes) but has a second image that appears to also be part of the background (I'm talking about the lightning bolt thing in the upper left corner).

    Also, the background is darker at the top of the page than at the bottom even though the 350X350 stone pattern is repeated and stays the same.

    How is this effect done? Are the lightning and darker gradient just a division that has been placed at the top of the page and given a background of its own in CSS? Or is it possible to have two different background pictures?

    Thanks

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    This is a site designed with a program called Artitseer. You can view the source and see that there are all kinds of classes that start with "art-"

    for example:
    [COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)] <div class="art-sheet-tr"></div>
    <div class="art-sheet-bl"></div>
    <div class="art-sheet-br"></div>
    <div class="art-sheet-tc"></div>
    <div class="art-sheet-bc"></div>
    <div class="art-sheet-cl"></div>
    <div class="art-sheet-cr"></div>
    <div class="art-sheet-cc"></div> [/COLOR]



    [COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)]In that software you can define a background image and also glare effects(the lightning), gradient effects, etc and they get written into the CSS automatically.





    [/COLOR]
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    Ok, cool. I'll have to remember to check that out when I get around to learning CMS.

    Thanks

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    CMS? CMS has nothing to do with this.
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    I'm guessing they meant CSS.

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    Yeah, I guess. It just seemed from the original question that they knew a bit about CSS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare, post: 200820
    Yeah, I guess. It just seemed from the original question that they knew a bit about CSS.
    I looked up Artisteer, and it said something about Joomla templates on the website, so I figured it had something to do with CMS. But I guess that's not the case. Either way, thank you for answering my question.

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    Artisteer is a software program that can be used to design (very basic) Themes/Templates for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, DotNetNuke, as well as HTML and I believe ASP.NET
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    Of course, none of this actually answers the how was it done question and of course you could go get this cool and groovy software to HELP you but, wheres the fun in that??? So after a little looking, looks to be several layered png in the body tag. We have one tile background repeating in the css body section which would be the "slate" look. From there whatever code created by the program looks to be bloated but throwing a div with a gradient png over it would give you the fade look and then throw a lightning grapic in the corner, set the div to 100% widith and have a blast,lol.

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    Of course, none of this actually answers the how was it done question and of course you could go get this cool and groovy software to HELP you but, wheres the fun in that???
    Actually - it answers the how it was done question very precisely.

    If the question had been "How can this be done without buying/using the same software the creator used to make it? " the answer would have been closer to what you posted.

    Frankly, I use software all the time to help me do stuff - not that program per se , but there's nothing wrong with using software to HELP... I believe you use Dreamweaver, no?
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