scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Backgrounds
Ken Walker (ken.walker@MSCSOFTWARE.COM
Mon Feb 14 2000 - 13:46:39 CST
>I am looking for a background for a web site. I have seen
>sever nice ones on other scouting web sites, but don't know
>where you found them. If someone could lead me someplace
>to find them on scouting, I would greatly appreciate it.
I'm sure I will bore some list members with this simple answer
(if you are web-savvy, it is obvious).
You can save the background from *ANY* web page using your
browser to download the file to your computer. (This is *NOT*
suggested if the image a trademark/copyright protected image.
BSA *generally* allows the use of its images by chartered units
to advance the BSA program.)
Now, how do you get those spiffy images when you see 'em?
Here are the notes for Netscape (I think IE is the same).
Hold down the RIGHT mouse button on the page of interest,
and you will get a pop-up menu.
It should have a choice that says "Save Background As..."
Select that choice, and you will get the usual "Save As" menu
to save the file "somewhere" on your computer. I like to
save all my backgrounds in an "bkgd_images" folder (directory).
You can also save any images ON a page in a similar way.
Hold down the RIGHT mouse button over the desired image and select
"Save Image As...". Follow the same steps as above.
You can generally use any GIF or JPEG images as backgrounds.
(However, you don't want your background to distract from the page's
contents, so "usually" a background is a light color and simple design.)
(Take a look at some of the backgrounds at my Pack's site.)
CM P-200 http://pack200.tripod.com/
Circle 10 Council/Great Plains District
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