set was the Featured
Background set of the week for November 2, 1999. Thank
you Cathy!! It's an honor to be a part of your great site!
live several miles from an interstate on which strip malls abound.
I cross the interstate at least once a day, sit at the light
and spend a few minutes looking at the design of these malls.
I'm always thinking how nice they would do for a border set.
They all have huge entrances. Many are stucco in various colors,
and many, for the summer, have plants hanging from whatever
nooks and crannies they could find. That was the inspiration
for this webset and probably a few more to come as I try to
capture more closely the particular effect and look that I see.
is a little more difficult to set up because of the way in which
I have set up the tables however if you follow the instructions
exactly it will work very well.
images reside in cells within the table and are not background
images that naturally resize as you scroll. In order
to add to the length of this page you need to add the expander
images I've provided. There is one each for the right and left
and would reside in the cell that holds the side images.
have to be careful when adding text as it will "pull apart"
at the base if you do not add the expanders as you add more
this page I have added eight expander images to each side of
the page (they must be added in pairs). They reside in the side
cell and go ahead of all of the other side images. You
can view this in the code. It is a good idea to have a working
knowledge of HTML.
text and additional images need to reside within this table
cell which is also marked in the code. You can obtain these
images with the right click method also however there are quite
a number of images and it will be tedious I would think.
can expand this page indefinately but you probably won't want
to do that. The length you see here, which is about 1700 is
really plenty for any page and you may just want
to consider continuing your content on the next page if it is
much longer than this. The expander images are 148 pixels in
height and will expand your page that many additional pixels
from the original 600 or so. The eight I've used here add almost
1100 pixels to the height of the page.
have included a lovely splash page with this set which you can
It will open to a new window which you will just close to return
to this page.
accent images you see interspersed with the text are included
as well as some additional buttons like the one below. The page
that I've included in the zip file is not this long, it includes
two expander images just so you can get a good idea of their
Download the zip file for this page with the coding and images
Download the zip file for the splash page here
always a link back to http://www.pointoffocus.com is required
on each page these graphics are used with preferrably the logo
image below that matches this set
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