< background >
The BODY tags enclose the actual web page. With this body tag you can however accomplish some other things. For example you can change the background of your web page. You have two options to do this. You can give your page a plain background color, or use an image which fills the entire background.
The color is easiest fixed with the description between quotation marks. The quotes are obligatory, otherwise you might get an entirely different color from the one you intended. Below is an overview of the sixteen colors which are standardized for current browsers.
This is the image used above. It is only 124 bytes in size and gives a nice 'venetian blind' effect. When using a background picture, be sure to always specify a background color too. Preferably close to the main color of the image you are using. The overall impression of your page will not change too much if someone does not load images in his browser.