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hey,
my site is http://zachdexter.com. as you can probably see, the background image tiles over once. isn't there a way to stretch the image using javascript/css? i still want to retain the quality, though... how can this be done?
thanks.

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I am not really sure, there is no way to make the image larger without loosing some sort of quality. Unless you had a bigger image...
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You should make a large background image file (not too big in filesize and about 1280x960 large) then fix the background :

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<body bgproperties="fixed" background="images/filename.gif">
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it may still tile horizontally though :-/
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Not if its fixed it shouldnt, the text will scroll over it :D
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Well say my resolution is 1280 px wide, and his picture is only 640px wide, then it would have to double in order to accomidate for the extra size, otherwise it'd just be hangin up in the corner by its lonesome.
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read my post up the top - I said it needs to be 1280x960 large :wink:
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ok then say my resolution is 1600x1200?

(and the other resolution is 1280x1024 so it wouldn't work for me anyways!)
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for the two or three people who would visit the site with that resolution I'd say bugger em, they are probably used to pages looking totally whacko at that resolution, that is .... if they can see it at all its so damn small :wink:

The other thing is you cant please everyone but by doing your background to 1280 at least your keeping 98% of your visitors happy... :wink:
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but ...but...
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ahahahaaaa :lol:
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thx alot for the help. the only program i have in the way of image editing is MS paint. so if i need to make it larger without losing all of the quality, i'm out of luck there, lol :lol:
are there any scripts/free graphics editing programs that i can do that with?
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if you make that particular image larger its going to be all pixelated and look crap. My advice it to use a wallpaper image and get someone to make the file size smaller so it loads fast.

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