Myspace Backgrounds HOWTO

Guide to adding a background to your myspace profile in seven tiny steps.

See our tileable backgrounds or See our desktop backgrounds or myspace tutorial #2

1. Choosing a background you like
2. Uploading your image
3. Editing your Myspace profile
4. Enjoy!

1. Choosing a background you like

Browse through the archive and pick a background you like. In this example, we use a tileable space background. Then click the image and a popup window will open with a preview of the background. (1) Like what you see? Click "View or download this image"! (2)

Save the background to your hard disk: right click the image and choose save image as..., then select a file location and click save. You can save anywhere you like.

2. Uploading your image to ImageShack.us

For this we need a little help from our friends: Imageshack.us will host the image for you - for free! Go to the website www.imageshack.us or use the form right here:

  • Click Browse (1)
  • Select the image you just saved in the previous step and click Open (2)
  • Then click Host it! (3) and you're done uploading!
  • Now you will see a bunch of links. Copy-paste the link at "Direct link to image". It will look like this.

3. Editing your Myspace profile

Okay, time for the real deal. First, open the Myspace website and click Edit Profile (see the screen on the right). Then do this:
  • Click any of the small (Edit) links. In our example, we've picked the one behind I'd like to Meet:
  • Now you should see a big empty field where you can fill in your own HTML code
You've guessed it, we're gonna add nearly the same text there. You can copy the code below, but replace the text behind url( with the link you've just copied!

td, table, tr, span, li, p, div, textarea, DIV
  background-color: transparent;
  background-image: url(http://FileOnImageShack.jpg);
  background-repeat: repeat;
<br> <a href="http://www.backgroundsarchive.com">I got my background from Backgrounds Archive!</a><br>

When done, click Preview. Make sure to have replaced the link FileOnImageShack.jpg with what you just uploaded. You can try using no-repeat instead of repeat. Note: make sure there is NO space between url and ( or it won't work!

If you see something like the bottom right screenshot: congratulations, you nailed it: click Submit and you're done. Otherwise, click edit and try again! Be sure to check for typos (most common mistake).

4. Enjoy!

Your profile is now even hotter than ever! But just in case you'd want to change your profile background: follow the steps above again and it should be no problem. Oh, and if you have a question left, feel free to send a message to either user Serhat or Madelon. You can also send an email to support AT backgroundsarchive DOT com. Good luck!

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Click here for Myspace Howto #2 - advanced guide.

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