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    Free template... what would you do?

    Alright, so I downloaded a free template that could get me started. I've put up a little something I've done, and added some links to take place of the articles I will put in later.

    I know it's not very eyecatching or stick out in any really. So what would you do?

    I've thought about making the background a gradient but how would I make it where it doesn't repeat, but streches to fit the screen? Is that even possible?

    Well thanks!

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    I would personally avoid free templates, as they can devalue your website.

    Background gradient wise, Add something like this to the css:
    background-image:url('URL to IMAGE');
    background-repeat:repeat-x;

    this will repeat the image (in this case a gradient) on the x-axis.
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    Forgive me.
    Now how do I make it my background?
    When I place it in the CSS it changes the color of my text.

    Thx again.

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    Try WordPress.org Content Management System, much easier than using a template. FredTheSpot.com looks pretty good btw.
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    Haha well thanks, I will look into that.

    Now my current design looks too 1990ish.
    Can anyone help me escape this?


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