Onyx Overload

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Although "Onyx Overload" has been specifically designed for use on an 800x600 screen, it will work (after a fashion) on a 1024X768 screen as well, and uses tables to keep the text neatly in the middle, where it belongs.

Right click on these images and the wallpaper to download, or If you are not conversant with frames, tables, or the use of transparent .gifs for correct text placement, you can download the entire set in a zipped file from the bottom of the page.

As you may have noticed, this is a "Frames" set.   "Why use frames?", you may ask.  Frames keep page loading time down to a minimum - once the frameset has been downloaded to a browser, it stays there as visitors view your site.   Instead of a new page of graphics having to be downloaded or updated all the time, only the middle or bottom part of the page needs to change, thereby saving time and bandwidth.

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Ta da!  At long last, layers...  Yes folks, all my other sets were made without the beneficial use of layers - hence the reason for them all being in .gif format.  From bitter experience, .jpg files dithered terribly, giving a muddy or fuzzy look to the graphics - only .gif files looked "presentable", even though they were a lot bigger in size.  Working in layers not only gives me the ability to go back and change various aspects of my images, it also allows me to display them as jpegs in their full 16 million colour glory instead of my customary measly 256 gif colours, hopefully, without the dithering I used to get with jpegs.  Cross fingers... they certainly look alright in preview mode...  So why haven't I used this extraordinarily handy little method before?  Because I could never get the hang of them!  Like frames, it took me many hours of trial and error before I began to dimly understand what I was doing.   A lack of decent tutorials on the subject(s) didn't make it any easier, either.  Anyway, you can teach an old dog new tricks, and here's the first of 'em!

These graphics form a set - they were created for and on this background.    Try to use the individual graphics on any other background and I think you'll wish you hadn't!  You are under no obligation to link back to Digital Tapestries if you use this set, however If you do wish to let people know where you got it, you can use the little matching logo included with the buttons below

And now, here's the full set for you!

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onyx overload blank title image

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onyx overload back button  onyx overload home button  onyx overload next button

onyx_bullet_small.jpg (690 bytes)   onyx_bullet_large.jpg (1137 bytes)  onyx_bullet_small.jpg (690 bytes)

onyx overload poetry button  onyx overload personal button  onyx overload journal button

onyx overload links button  onyx overload forum button    onyx overload webrings button

onyx overload guestbook button   onyx overload blank button  onyx overload email button

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"Onyx Overload" uses the font "Africanns" on the buttons - other co-ordinated colours used for this set are:
  • Main Text #DAE3D3
  • Hyperlink #CBCBAF
  • Visited Hyperlink #BCC7D4
  • Active Hyperlink #FBEECF

Get the whole thing here


Graphics by Winter