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How Do I Add A Background To My eBay Auction?



Hi Terry,

How do people put the nice backgrounds on their eBay descriptions? I know you can go to the html tab and add a colored background. But, I cannot figure out how to do it with a image or background downloaded from the free internet sites.

The listings look so nice when there’s a nice background. I would just like to know how to do one. Hope you can help.

Teresa from TN

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Teresa ,

There are lots of ways to do this. All require you to use the HTML design view. Here’s two simple ways.

Add a style command to the description like this:

<style type=text/css>
body { background:#66ccff; } </style>

that will change the background of the page to whatever color is set with the number. 66ccff is light blue.

For a background image use:

<style type=text/css>
body { background-image: url(http://www.domain.com/images/imagename.jpg); } </style>

If you only want to show the background color or image 9in the description area, surround your description by a table with a background.

For a colored background:

<table bgcolor=”#66ccff”>
<tr><td>
Auction Description HERE

</td></tr></table>

For an image:

<table background=”http://www.domain.com/images/imagename.jpg”>
<tr><td>
Auction Description HERE

</td></tr></table>

Terry


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