All of the sets, border
backgrounds, and bits-and-pieces are linkware. That means you can get these graphics in exchange for a
link back to my web site on every page that any piece of
used. A link button is provided with every set and a selection
of link buttons can be found on the Link
Buttons page for graphics that do not come with
coordinating buttons such as the backgrounds and tiles..The
desktop wallpapers are the only exception to the linkback
The linkware terms apply to personal, non-profit, not-for-profit,
commercial, and professional websites and web designers
All linkware are offered as-is
and without warranty.
For more details, please visit my Terms
of Use page. You must read and understand my terms. To skip
or forget reading the terms does not release you from any
liability should you omit putting links back to my
website or paying any license fees.
To the right are the links to the
sets, edge backgrounds, and other bits and pieces pages. About once a month or so, I will add another set,
edge background, and maybe other pieces, time permitting, to
these collections. Check back at the main
page or my blog
for the latest news.
Most of the sets come with pre-printed navigation
buttons and welcome headers usually using readily-available, free fonts
for the text. Blank buttons and headers are included should you
wish to use a different font than used with the sets. On the Resources
page, I've listed a few shareware and freeware graphics programs
you can get to put the text on my graphics plus one online
A few sets come with
an HTML page in the same layout as the sample page for
the set. You replace the existing content with
your own content. Please be sure that you delete all
of my text, my copyright info, and my Sitemeter code. You should
be able to do that in the Edit mode or HTML mode of
your web page editor. This also applies if you copy
the HTML from your browser's View Source or View Page
Many sets are available for purchase.
Once I receive
payment for a set, it is removed and will not be
offered again. Please understand. This is not exclusive, since
there may have been previous downloads for a particular set and
it may be in use. A purchase of a set only limits distribution.
It does not transfer any title or copyright to you.
Read the Terms
of Use for full details.
All sets are behind password
protected directories. The username and password are
provided on the main set pages.
Web Page Sets
Begun in 2008, I now offer individual graphics
as well as the zip file for download of new sets.
You can either download each piece as shown on a separate
page or you can download all pieces in a handy zip file. Both
links are on the sample page.
Windows users can use
WinZip or PKWare
Zip Reader (free) to unzip
the sets. Windows and *nix users can use PKZip
from PKWare. Mac users can use the free Stuffit Expander or
the shareware ZipIt to unzip the sets.
If you cannot download and open a
zipped file, I can arrange to have the individual pieces sent to
you by email. Just let me know via the E-Form on the Contact
None of the older sets
will be converted to this new format as it will take
too long for me to do that and will take away time for
me to both offer new graphics and to update my web site.
Downloading Border Backgrounds
For the border backgrounds, just
click on the thumbnails to view the full page. Then use your
right mouse button (PC) or press and hold the mouse button (Mac)
to save the background image or picture to your own hard
drive or desktop. Or save to your storage space, as in the case of WebTV
All border background
graphics are behind
password protected directories. Enter the username and
password provided on the backgrounds pages. Background
tiles are the exception to the password protection and
are readily downloadable.
the Desktop Wallpapers
I have noticed people
looking for web page backgrounds and sets wander over
to the desktop wallpaper pages. The desktop wallpapers
are meant to be installed on your computer's desktop,
not as web page backgrounds.
Your computer's desktop
is the image on your screen after you log in. That's
where your shortcut icons to your installed programs
and your system are located. The wallpaper is the background
image. Because the image is one piece, many of the wallpapers
are very large in size.
If you use these on web
pages, the pages will load very, very slowly, as you
notice when you try to download them. If they load that
slow for you, imagine how slowly they will load for
your visitors if you use them as web page backgrounds.
That will really annoy them and drive them away, never
to return to your web site again. Not good. So please
do not use desktop wallpapers for web pages. Enjoy them
on your computer.
If you find a desktop
wallpaper appealing enough to want to use something
like that for a web site, please contact
me and I will consider making a web set or just
a similar background for download.
About the Fonts Used
Where possible, I offer fonts
used on a set for download at this site. If I can't offer the
font, I will provide a link to where you can download the font.
Fonts that are offered for download here and links to the fonts used on
most of the sets can be found on the Resources
page. Mac users can use a handy shareware PC to Mac TT Converter for
changing the PC fonts for Mac use.
For Mac users, here's a page
that explains the above and also has downloads of the
utilities mentioned in this section and the paragraph about
unpacking zip files.
Want to Buy?
If you want to purchase a
linkware set on a non-exclusive license basis, please follow the
link to my page at Kagi. Kagi offers reliable, secure, and flexible
payment options 24/7. They now offer the option of paying
and security page if you have any questions.