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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
09/18/03: Stationary Background
Tech Support Pits:
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How do I make the background of a page stationary, and
have only the text scroll?
To do it is easy:
<body bgproperties="fixed" background="image-name.jpg" ...>
However, it is very silly and not helpful.
The eye uses cues in the background to line up the line to
line jumps. By messing that up, you decrease readability.
Especially with long lines of text, it gets rather difficult to
read if you use that silly stunt.
The only time it COULD make sense, is when you use a
wide left margin and a narrow text column, and have a
map or a diagram in the background picture so that it
appears in the left sidemargin, and stays put, while the
text column scrolls.
Unless you really need something like that, it's best to
avoid silly tricks like that and focus on readability.
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