The Graphics Page
The graphics below are free downloads from sites on the web. There
are no royalties attached and they can be used freely on homepages. This
page may take a couple minutes to load due to the many graphics, but should
be worth it. These are just a sampling of the thousands of graphics available
online (see links below). You can do a search of "graphics," "backgrounds,"
"gif" or "jpg" and find many more to download. Enjoy!
Instructions for downloading
1. When you find a graphic you like, place the cursor over it and click
your right mouse button.
Sample Animated Graphics
2. Select the "save as" option and enter an 8-letter descriptive file
name (often there is a filename already attached to the item--but may not
be descriptive), and select your drive to which you want it downloaded.
3. When you want to import it to your document using Netscape Gold 3,
place your cursor where you want the graphic to appear. Then click the
"insert" menu icon at the top of the page. A dialog box will prompt you
to browse your drive and folder for the filename you want.
4. After its placed on the page you can enter edit mode to change the
Since planning this page I've discovered that there are some limits to
the number of graphics we can load on a page (or at least on my computer).
The samples below will give you an idea of some of the interesting animations
possible. For more examples online, please refer to the LINKS section from
which you can download more using the procedure described above.
Sites containing graphics can be found using the search command
on any browser, using key terms such as: graphics animated GIFs, animation,
computer art, and clip art. All the above graphics and ones linked here
contain public domain items that you can freely use on your pages. If you
download programs, remember that some may not be compatible with your system,
some may have glitches and little or no support, some may stop functioning
after the trial period, or may not include all features.
Clipart Directory (Extraordinary
collection of links for clipart, bullets, bars, etc.)
Bobbie Peachey's Webclipart(nice
collection by category)
(nice collection of links to backgrounds, bars, buttons, animations)
(huge collection of links)
backgrounds (just a few sample backgrounds, easy to access)
Java applications can enliven a webpage with clever animation and other
graphics, but may be too difficult for the novice webpage designer. The
following links introduce some new programming tools that take the mystery
and tedium out of graphic generation. These are relatively easy to use
and can insert the html code directly into your web pages.
Software for Graphics (mostly shareware
Paint Shop Pro-- this
site actually has several products that can be downloaded and tried for
image editors-- listing of downloadable shareware or demos
Don't go overboard with lots of different fonts in a presentation.
These sites will give you a lot of choices!
For suggestions and comments, contact