View Full Version : Background when using Center in Browser ??

02-11-2009, 03:16 PM
I've read through the forums and watched the tutorials without discovering an answer.
It's likely sitting right in front of me!
I hope that I can clearly state my question....
I have my page properties set at 980 width and have checked Center in Browser. My background is Tan.
When I preview, the ENTIRE background is Tan and centered in the browser as it should.

NOW, my question, how do I use a gradient (or different) background for the left and right UNUSED space that is automatically created by centering my page?

I understand how to use and work within the 980 width that I can see and control by starting at the left upper corner of BV....

I want the Tan Center. I would like the sides to be something else....like the pinkish background at this site: http://www.lizardsjewelry.com/

Thanks for your help!

Karen Mac
02-11-2009, 04:07 PM
you put it in the page properties..between the body tags. You would need the html code for it. For instance

<body bgcolor="#FF00FF">
That would be HOT PINK

A gradient would be an image..so that code would be like this..
<body background="www your site dot com / some image name dot .jpg">

of course take out the spaces.


07-29-2009, 12:46 PM
I have the same problem as horsetrainer. I want the top of my page to be black and the bottom to be black and the background dark green and my picture to be center. When I center in page properties an inch of space is created to the left of my top and bottom black rectangles, which I don't want. If I don't center in page properties then the page is off center on wide monitor screens although I don't have the empty background space to the left of my top and bottom rectangles.

07-29-2009, 02:40 PM
BV11 has this built in now under the page properties>Formatting>Background.