Changing the Background
Making the background a color or an image.

As you saw earlier in this course, you can change the background color of your page.

For a nice table of the standard 216 Netscape colors, visit IconBazaar at

Use both BACKGROUND and BGCOLOR so that someone who has images turned off in their preference (who won't see the background image) will see the background color.

Here's what I specified for the background of this page:

<body background="../images/cloudbackground.jpg" bgcolor="#6699CC" text="BLACK">

If you look carefully, you will notice that the background color is loaded first and then the background image.

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