Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at iContact as they probably know..
Mm, I don't know actually. Is there a way I can know exactly the size of each window (to all persons' format, bascially), and make an image just as big as the whole window appear, so it will 'cover up' LIKE a background?..
The Web would be so much easier if we could answer "yes" to this question. Unfortunately, you can't. People browse at a variety of different screen resolutions (800x600, 1024x768, etc.). Some people prefer maximized windows, some don't. Different browsers take up different amounts of screen real estate, leaving varying amounts of screen available for actual pages. Pretty much every browser has options that can be turned on and off that affect screen size..
You might consider doing some poking around on the "liquid layout" concept. It won't really help you with your current problem, but it's related and may help you understand some of the issues..
I prefer not to understand the issue, rather go for a solution. Thanks, though. But does a solution exist?..
There is no way to automatically resize an image, background or otherwise, to fit into every browser screen. There are too many variables..
The best you could do, I think, would be to make the background image fit a large browser size and set your content up using a liquid format - using percentages for widths and heights, rather than specific pixels..
That **might** work..
Try this out it might help you.
It will make it so the image wont repeat plus it will keep the image fixed so when visitors scroll the background will stay fixed.
And you can use a program like photoshop to resize your pic, you want it about 1024x730.
However this wont be viewed the same by everyone and it could lose a lot of resolution..
Okay, so how in Photoshop can I resize my pic?..
I put in this code (though with a different file-name such as "image.jpg", but for some reason no background even showed up. What am I doing wrong here?..
I tested it, it works, there is nothing wrong with the code...
Also, how can I resize MY PAGE to get it to the size I want/how it will appear to everyone?..
Hmmm, than what am I doing wrong? Should I add to where the image is or how can the comp. find where my picture is? I'm confused...
Do I have the rename it to background.gif? Is that why?..
If your picture is not in the same folder then do this.
To resized your screen you need to know what size resoultion people will be using when they view your page. Then under photoshop resize image (pixels not percent) to the size of the resolution you want it viewed in..
You could make backgrounds for the most common three 800 X 600, 1024 X 768, and 1280 X 1024..
Then use this code.
//THIS WILL TEST THE RESOLUTION FOR THE USER AND PROPERLY.
// REDIRECT THEM.
If (screen.width==800||screen.height==600) //if 800x600.
Else if (screen.width==1280||screen.height==1024) //if 1280x1024.
// if 1024x768.
Else //if all else.
The last one will redirect everyone else that does not have those three resolutions , so make that page universal..
Hope this helps..
Okay, so what exactly do you mean by that? Do I rename it to background or make up a folder with that name, or just any folder where my background-image will be in? Thanks for helping out, btw! Sorry for being all the way brain-dead;P..