Coding The Image Tag
This Web clipart tutorial is for students who want to put an image onto a Web page using HTML. You will be using an image tag, <IMG SRC="" BORDER="0" HEIGHT="" WIDTH="" ALT="">
If you know the height and the width of the image in pixels, plug in those values between the quotes for the height and width. Your page in the browser window tends to load a bit faster with these numbers in place and if you have a broken image link, a space of those dimensions will be used and not distort your other content. The ALT="" contains information you want the viewer to see when they mouseover the image, such as a description of the image. In some browsers, with the images turned off, this ALT information can still be read. Last but not least is the path to the image, the SRC part of the image tag. Let me just say now that if you have ambitious plans for your site, place all your images into a folder called images. This way, calling an image file from another folder would give the SRC="" information or path to be "../images/imagename.extension". (Use one set of ../ for each folder you would have to back-up from to reach the images folder in your Web structure). If I am buried in the "Vacation" folder but have to back-out to "see" the images folder, then the path for the SRC="" information is simply "../images/imagename.extension". On the other hand if the image is in the same folder as where you will be calling it from, then the SRC="" information should be "imagename.extension".
What Types of Image Formats for the Web?
Images suitable are photographs in the .JPG (JPEG) format, or images in either the .JPG format or the .GIF format. See Web Images for more information about Web images. Recently, some browsers have also been able to display .BMP (Bitmap) images.
Free Background Textures
Hitmill.com's Free Background Texture
Absolute Background Texture Archive
Juliann's Background Textures
Finding Images, Public Domain