Know of website to get plain colored backgrounds?

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I want to find a plain green background for my page. I went on a search and found plenty of website that offer backgrounds, but only for MySpace pages. Does anyone know of a good site to get a variety of free green backgrounds - no design on them.

thanks!
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Hi Katie, how are you?

Peter left this link a week ago maybe this will help - if not someone will know another one http://www.eosdev.com/eosdev_Backgrou...

Lee.
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Dear Duke or Peter,
I went to this site but when I try to download the background, it downloads with the sample text on it. My Save As always saves it that way. Can you please advise? The site itself is a good tip and thanks for making us aware.
Ann
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Thanks littleus. I tried but still don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I have found each of these sites, but the download process is different for each one and none of them seem to work out completely. This last one (dc21c.com) created a very tiny gif file, the size of a thumbnail. How does that become a background?? And how do I resolve the problem I mentioned earlier with the last site (whose backgrounds I like a lot) which saves the background along with sample typset across the center, instead of a plain, clean background. I really want to learn about adding backgrounds -- but I can't even figure out how to SAVE a background properly, much less upload it and learn to make it work on the site...I'm so frustrated as this seems it should be simple and straightforward. Can anyone help? Thanks...
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I understand your confusion Ann. Let me see if I can help you understand better what to do.

The tiny little image you downloaded will need to be uploaded to your file manager. What happens is when you go to select your background image (go to Properties on the right-hand side and scroll down until you see "background image". Select that tiny little picture and what happens is this picture should tile itself to cover your whole background.

As for the sample typeset you were talking about, I'm not sure why it is not working for you. Are you right-clicking the image and doing "Save image as?" This should work.
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Hi Ann,

I think I may have the answer for the superimposing text you expereinced on the http://www.eosdev.com/eosdev_Backgrou... site. You are offered two choices. left click to see the full display which has text explaining the whatever or R click which will then save a thumbnail of the image. it's the right click you should "Save As" not the Left click.

As Littleus has mentioned when you then save this into your File Manager and subsequently place it in the reserved field for a background, the Yola machine comes into play and completely fills your background with this tiled image. It in effect makes many copies and lays them out on your page side by side and up and down. This is referred to as "tiling".

If ever you wish to create your own backgrounds these can successfully be done by saving such created tiles as small gif files usually 100 pixels by 100 pixels (rule of thumb but not absolute).
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Ed left this a while back - maybe they have plain ones here http://www.allfreebackgrounds.com/bac...

Lee
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And Boomer left this one a few days back ;-))
http://getsatisfaction.com/yola/topic...
Got to honk my own horn now and again ;-)

Ok....that one is for a gradient background!!

If you want to make your own one, just create a coloured block
approx. 20px by 1000, 2000 or 3000px depending on the length
of your page. It will tile (from left to right) across your page.
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Well, I went to both sites and neither just has plain colors. All have some kind of texture on them. Thanks for trying to help. Anyone else out there know of just plain colored backgrounds?
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Katie did you catch Boomers reply?
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You know what....I actually explained that one wrong.... sorry!!
Change the dim's to 20px by 20px. It will tile the page "forever"
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P.S. Katie.
Give me the colour and I will create it for you. Quick, quick no problem
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Hi Katie,

What I have done in the past is just created a small banner that is a solid color and then used that. The image will replicate on the page to fill it.

You can go to something free like bannerfans.com and create a solid color banner without a border and use that.

Let me know if that doesn't work for you.

Emmy
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Boomer - I don't know how else to show you the color I want but to give you the website where I found it, but it was only for MySpace (I think)

http://www.coolchaser.com/layout/keyw...

It is on the bottom row, second from the left. Let me know if you need more info.

Thanks
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Is it the "xray black" one Katie ??
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Katie - If you use firefox this is a nice little tool you might find helpfull;
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire...
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Best add-on ever, Lee !!
I can't do without it.
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its in my top 3 - along with fireshot and tiny menu. if you dont have them check them out.
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Ok Katie, If it's the "xray black" one, use this image.



Right click on the image above ......"save image as".....(save to your desktop)
Upload to your file manager in the site builder.
In the side bar on the right click on "properties"
Select the image and your done.

Let me know if its the wrong colour.
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OK, you have exposed my weakness! I installed the eyedropper thing, but I have no idea how to use it. I chose a color and gave it a name, but what did it do with it? How do I save it on my desktop so I can put it on Yola and is it going to be the correct size?

I feel inferior at the moment
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Duke:

It worked, thanks so much. But I would still love to know how the add on works so I can change colors in the future. So if anyone wants to help me out, I would appreciate it!
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Hello katie,

At it's simplest function you will see the eue-dropper icon on the lower LHS corner of your bowser. If you click this it will activate the colour identifier and the point of the cursor will be the source of the colour display.

The colour display is shown next to the eyedropper icon. You can simply Left click to capture the pixel colour at the cursor poiint. You can then copy the colour code #xxxxxx and paste it into another image program. As Boomer and others have described, you can then make a swatch of a small dimension save it upload it into Your File Manager and it will be available as a colour background for your sites.
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What kind of image program would I need to upload it into?
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I'm always punting this one I know.
But I just love it so much: http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDeta...
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Thanks to everyone. I think I will have my husband look at it from here. Unfortunately it is just all a little above me. Have a great evening!