Tiled backgrounds made easy
I wrote this post a while back. The content can still be relevant but the information I've linked to may not be available.
What do you do when you want to create a tiled background image for your website? Perhaps you open your copy of Photoshop or Fireworks, create a texture, add an image outline, export the image, and re-edit as required to get the effect you want? That's great but what if you want some help with the process?
Recently, I discovered BgPatterns.com which is a tiled background designer website that makes the whole thing a doddle! The easy-to-use interface allows you to select an image for the pattern, change its opacity, size, position, rotation, and change the canvas texture, and foreground and background colors. BgPatterns.com also allows you to preview the image on the current page and download it for use in your style sheet and website.
This is a fantastic online resource and it works great. Have a play and create your own tiled background!