OK, I’m gonna pick some of you web designers heads for a minute.
I lost my hard drive awhile back, and in the process all my webpages. Now i’m trying to create a new homepage, and doing so from scratch, this is going to be a good thing because I’ve got some actual ideas instead of a half assed copy of other peoples.
The first problem I’ve had is how to find or create my background image. This is what I want to do. I want it to look like a scroll that has been unrolled. I’ll need three things. A header that looks like the rolled up scroll or the cylinder it would roll up into. An image that looks like parchment that is the width of the screen, or just a decent looking parchment tile that I could draw the edges onto. And finally a footer that looks like the tattered end of a page or maybe a flipped over version of the header image.
Does anyone have any advice on doing this? I’ve searched the internet, but when using the words “scroll”, “parchment”, “paper” in search engines I get more shit links than I can begin to sift though. Has anyone seen this type of image anywhere that I could borrow, or could you suggest a way to streamline my search? Also I don’t have a image editor yet, so any advice on a good one to use would be appreciated. I don’t have alot of experience drawing with them so I don’t see myself drawing this from scratch. What say you, oh wise webmeisters and webmeistresses?