Gradient in background without a graphic item?

Hi,
I’m new to Freeway 4.x and am working on a site where I’d like to set the background to a gradient. I know I can set a gradient using the FillMaster and AdvancedFade actions to a graphic object but how does one apply them to the background? I do not want to create a graphic rectangle for the background because then I am constrained in the size of the rectangle and cannot get it to dynamically resize when the browser window is resized.

Any pointers very much appreciated! Thanks much.
Cheers!


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Create your graphic using the Fillmaster as a 5px wide and as tall as you think your tallest page will be. Export the graphic to your media folder.

Then in the inspector select this graphic as your page background image and tile it horizontally.

So when your page increase in width it tiles to suit.

Where this doesn’t work well is where you have extremely long pages because you would need to create a very tall graphic to get your gradient effect without tiling vertically.

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DeltaDave,
Thank you so much! I was totally stumped and your suggestion is simple, elegant and totally solved my problem.

Thanks you, thank you, thank you!

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Your welcome

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Likely you have already does this:

Set the background COLOR as the ending color of your gradient. The IMAGE should then only have ‘horizontal’ set to ‘tile’ (vertical should be set to Top).

Background IMAGES stand in front of any background COLOR, so Just in case somehow your page (or item for FW5 users) is uber-long, then a solid color will show that is suitable and not distracting. Also helps with less jarring resource loading as the BG color will be something close to the final image even before it has completely loaded.


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