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Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, Fifth Edition by Clint Eccher

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CHAPTER 13CASE STUDY: BACKGROUND-BASED DESIGN

Another method that allows a designer to be creative is to base a design largely around a background image. With such a design, the majority of graphical elements are included with the image itself. The main disadvantage to such a design is that the background image can be a larger download size. The advantage to this method is that the designer has more flexibility in terms of creating imagery and a layout that isn’t limited as much by XHTML or CSS. Another advantage is that a designer can create designs that can have their look and feel easily modified by replacing only one image, whether on the homepage or on second-level pages.

The design in this chapter is not only used to create a mood with ...

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