Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..
The simplest thing I can think of is to get your image and simply chop it in half in photoshop or whatever you have, so you would would have 2 images which could be called lefthalf.jpg and righthalf.jpg, and then on your left frame have your background image as lefthalf.jpg, well I think you got that part.
Its not possible because even if you did cut the image in half, it's not going to tile correctly in either the left hand or right hand frame on the page at all, and that is only going to serve to mess up the over all look of the page.... very unprofessional. the only other way I can suggest it to make the left and right images the exact same dimensions as the left and right frames and then choose not to have them repeat in the background, ie.. have them set like a watermark in the top left hand corner of the left and right frame pages, this obviously means that you'll have two very large images... not a good idea...
Yeah I didnt think of the size of the frames, if both frames had exactly 50% of the screen they should tile ok, but it will be a pain working out the right %, tables are way easier..
If I were going to attempt that, I would keep in mind that different users have different screen resolutions and therefore larger or smaller stages with which to work... meaning that you have to be very careful with regards to tiling. hence, I would set the left side to align rightly and the right side to align leftly and set both, as mentioned, as fixed in place. I don't see any reason why that wouldn't achieve the desired results, although I wouldn't bet my life on it being incredibly stable over all platforms...
Too bad you couldn't stick the frameset in a div. Or has that ever been tried?..
If, and I say IF, the page was short enough and you took the scroll bars out and set the frame border to 0 then you can split the background just fine. the only way to do it is if the page did not scroll. some sites have 4-5 frames pare page and the only one that scrolls is the bottom right of the screen and the rest stay stationary so the background is solid all the way across...
I have never tried this, but it should work fine nonetheless. this should also not have to rely on any particular screen size also, which is something that plagues a lot of layouts..
For the left side HTML doc:.
Background: blue url("images/left.jpg");.
And for the right side one:.
Background: black url("images/right.jpg");.
You could use classes instead and link to an external stylesheet, but this is the basic idea...
But... but... but what about a fixed background? that should be fine, shouldn't it? </whimpering>..
Well, not all browsers support fixed backgrounds. if you made a background fixed and the resolution was 1024 adn the background was 800 then it would create gaps huh?.
I would jsut set the frames at a percentage and make sure it looks correct in both resolutions and jsut make the page short enough to where didn't have to have scroll bars then it should be fine..
BUT, I would just use tables and make my life easier...
Not if you aligned them. QED code above..
(QED is my new favorite word.)..
Actually it would all depend on how big the rigth frame is, the image might be too small for that frame at 1024x768.
What does that actually stand for so I don't get my self in trouble...
Q.E.D. = quod erat demonstrandum (that which was to be demonstrated).
Anyways, if you plan it right, though, like align your background towards the center and keep it fixed, it should be okay on the vast majority of browsers though,.
Quod erat demonstrandum == that which was to be proved.
That which was to be demonstrated.
Quid Quid latine dictum sit, altum sonator..
What does that mean, and where can I find a decent latin translator online??..
Quid Quid latine dictum sit, altum sonator.
Whatever is said in Latin, always sounds profound..
[Seen at the bottom of some email many years ago]..
Can you set percentage values for background images? if so that would work wouldnt it?..
No you can't. that is teh same as giving the image a size that is a lot bigger or a lot smaller and would pixelize the image...