Thanks for all the advice so far but What i actually have is a psd file given to me by an artist and what they designed is something that looks like aged paper on top of a certain wooden texture background that i was told the client must have. The problem with this wood background is it's not a tileable image. It's different from left to right and top to bottom. It doesn't tile well. That's why i was thinking of multiple background images. we need to make this compatible in old browsers as well.
So i have a wood panel background and an image of something that resembles a sheet of aged yellowed paper in the middle of the site which contains a logo on the top of the page. (picture a yellow paper that's 8x11 for example)
Within that yellow paper, we see about 4 different buttons, that will have an arrow show up next to each text label link. the font she used for the text on the link, i'm not too sure.
On the bottom left, you'll see like a square that actually displays like a special deal.
Then on the very bottom, you'll see an address, phone number and email.
i tried uploading this file, but it failed to upload.
What i would like to know is what design recommendations i should give to them.
especially if they don't want to change the background image? and i am the use the whole background image of wood, wouldn't it be too big and take a long time to load the website.
i know css has some feature that allows a background img to cover the whole screen. but what should the max image size be and what recommended dimensions should the image have?
let me know, thanks.