To display a background image, use
<BODY BACKGROUND="images/paperbkg2.1.gif" >
The specified image will be tiled. Note that you can create fast-loading pages with attractive backgrounds by using a very small gif image; the image will be tiled to fill the user's browser window.
The BACKGROUND attribute only works for HTML 3.0, Netscape 1.1 (or later) and Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 (or later).
In Netscape and Internet Explorer, set the background color with the BGCOLOR attribute in the BODY tag:
<BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" >
The FFFFFF is parsed as Red=FF, Green=FF, and Blue=FF. FF is a hexidecimal constant. The constant can be in the range of 00 to FF (i.e., 0 to 255), with 0 meaning off and FF meaning the highest intensity.
To change the size of a font in Netscape (1.1 or later) or MS Internet Explorer (2.0 or later), the FONT tag can be used. The tag is not in HTML, and in fact violates the HTML 1.0 concept that a Web browser should alway set the font size. The FONT tag allows the font to be set to sizes 1 to 7, where 3 is the default:
<FONT SIZE=1>Size 1</FONT> <FONT SIZE=3>Size 3</FONT> <FONT SIZE=7>Size 7</FONT>
produces Size 1 Size 3 Size 7.
Simply add the COLOR attribute to the font tag to set the font color in Netscape 2.0 or later or Explorer 2.0 or later:
<hr WIDTH="50%"> <P ALIGN=CENTER> <FONT SIZE=5 COLOR="#DD0000">Prepare</FONT> <br><B>to meet your destiny!</B> <hr WIDTH="50%">
to meet your destiny!