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A special thanks goes to everyone's favorite Photos/HTML expert, Bob Bull (Bobal), who originally posted this helpful tip. This page has been modified somewhat due to recent changes in eBay's new page format.

How To Include Backgrounds on your eBay Auction Page

To create a solid colored background on your auction page you will need to enter your entire auction description into a table. Place the following HTML code at the very beginning of your auction description. You will need to substitute the XXXXXX with the desired hex color code. This link will open a color chart in a new window for you.

<TABLE WIDTH="100%" CELLPADDING="15" CELLSPACING="0" BGCOLOR="#XXXXXX">
<TR><TD>

Type your auction content here

Include these closing table tags after your entire auction description
</TD></TR></TABLE>


You will follow the same basic method as above to use an image as a background, with only a slight change to your table tag.

<TABLE WIDTH="100%" CELLPADDING="15" CELLSPACING="0" BACKGROUND=http://URL of Image>
<TR><TD>

Type your auction content here

Include these closing table tags after your entire auction description
</TD></TR></TABLE>


If you want to use one of the popular left border backgrounds, set your table up as below.

<TABLE WIDTH="100%" BACKGROUND=http://URL of Image>
<TR><TD WIDTH="125">&nbsp;</TD><TD>

Type your auction content here. Set the TABLE WIDTH to 100% which equals the whole page. The WIDTH for the first TABLE DATA (TD) column is 125, an absolute value in pixels. You will need to adjust this to match the width of your graphic border. The WIDTH for the second TABLE DATA (TD) column is not set as it will be the rest of the page.

Include these closing table tags after your entire auction description
</TD></TR></TABLE>


If you are looking for background images to use on your auction page, check out these links:
Largest collection of free backgrounds on the internet
MediaBuilder
Boogie Jack's Free Graphics and HTML Tutorials

 

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