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Korosa (New Admin) 12/16/2008 7:36 AM EST : Eye catching backrounds!!
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Hello everyone,

 I've been in many guilds during my years of MMO's and alot of those guild's shared a common issue, lack of interest in their guild website. This is usually due to the Web Designer not really taking the time to keep it current, updated, and most importantly, interesting!

 So something that really caught my eye was this following guild's backround, I've looked high and low trying to figure out how they made it move like that, logging onto their site just catches the eye and pulls me in. I want my guild's website to have a similar effect on people once I am finished with it. (I've got a long way to go!)

Link to the eye catching backround:

http://www.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=232177&TabID=1955221

How did they make their backround move like that?

 -Korosa
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IceHeart. (Guild Admin) 12/16/2008 9:14 AM EST : RE: Eye catching backrounds!!
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That background is set by using a'GIF' animated picture instead of a traditional static .jpg
If you 'view page source' on that site, you'll notice at the top, in the CSS style sheet there's a line:
body {background: url('http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/xxmiss_understoodxx/background.gif')

which is the actual reference to the Gif file. You can make this by updating your own custom CSS.

One word of caution about animated backgrounds thou:
They may be cool, but can get really tiring on the viewer after a while, kinda like having one of those older flickering  fluorescent lamps on you desk.
Staying on that site for 30 minutes, and I'd start having a headache.. pretty cool effect thou.

Perhaps you can add two versions of the background with a little javascript button on the top, so the users can choose the 'static' or the animated version to their liking.

Cheers!
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