View Full Version : Graphic borders (not css borders) using images

02-17-2009, 12:28 AM
I was wondering if you guys knew any techniques for getting cool borders using graphic images and not the normal css borders which allow no personallity.

Thanks :)

02-17-2009, 04:42 AM
There's not a whole lot to it besides just hunkering down in Photoshop or Illustrator (or the like) and making a box. You could probably do a Google search and find some pre-made boxes.

Once you've got that done, assuming you want a fixed-width box that will lengthen as it fills with more content, slice your image into three pieces: a top cap, a sliver for the middle to be repeated vertically, and a bottom cap.

Check out this page (http://www.sufferndesign.com/helping/page4.html) to see how it's done.

02-17-2009, 09:30 AM

Here are a ton of examples, using images, that you would just need to change the images.

02-17-2009, 03:01 PM
That's exactly what I needed. I have photoshop so I can create my own boxes like that. I think I'll use the sliver body pic mostly and keep my small tables solid pics. Thanks so much guys.