i have a tiling image making up the background of the page (about 80x80 tiling vertically and horizontally.
the client has requested that the background fade out.. probably to black at each side so that it looks a bit better on really wide resolutions (the page itself is about 800 px wide, this would start after that).
my problem is trying to figure out the best way to do this without needing a very wide image.
I tried darkening the whole image and then putting a mostly transparent white box in the middle, but it mutes the background more than i'd like.
best thing would likely be putting a dark overlay over the tiled background image, but then I have to make the body background black and have a reaally wide div for the bg.. and I worry about horizontal scrollbars.
or i dunno. should i just suck it up and make a big honkin image