- Understanding the Fundamentals of HTML
- Making a New Page
- The Document Window and Its Tabs
- Viewing the Source Code
- Using the HEAD Pane
- Setting the Width of Your Page
- Setting the link, alink, and vlink Colors
- Setting the Page Background Color
- Previewing Your Page
- Quiz Answers
Setting the Page Background Color
As a default, GoLive saves you from having a dreary gray background by selecting white as the standard background of new pages. But you can change the background to the color of your choice.
To Do: Changing the Page Background Color
GoLive makes it very easy for you to change the page background color in the Layout mode:
Open the Page Inspector, if it is not already open, by selecting Window, Inspector from the menu.
Click the small Page icon at the top left of the Document window.
In the Page Inspector, you will see the word Background and under it the word Color. Clicking the color field next to it will open the Color palette.
Click a color to apply it to the page background.
You can also apply a background color to a page by dragging and dropping a color chip from the Color palette onto the Page icon at the top left of the Document window.
You can also use a background image on your HTML page. We will not discuss that feature until you have some understanding of preparing images for the Web. For directions on how to place an image in the background of your page please see Hour 5, "Using Graphics on a Web Page."