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Now that I have got everything at the right Z index, let me get that colored box where it is supposed to be. So I am going to click, make sure I have got the layer selected and just drag up a little bit. I could eyeball that one pretty well. Now, when I click back into the Layers panel, so that my Z index is represented, I can see that every thing is almost lined up at the top of my screen. Let me get that colored box back, come back up here and I could see, “My left alignment is not where I want it.” I really want this at zero. Let us see if that fixes it.
If you do not see all of your layers, sometimes you just have to click around until they are all popped back to the way they are supposed to be. This is a good time for that save early an often reminder and I am going to preview this in the browser and just see how we are doing, looking pretty good. You can see that all texts that I was telling you about behind this images. And you can see that we have pretty well lined up the pieces of our puzzle, but we are still missing the background image.
Now if we had not set the transparency to have an opacity of 50, you might be easily fooled here in the work area into thinking the background image was already in place. But we have not inserted the background image. We just have a tracer image here. Tracer images never display in browsers. They are only visual aids for you while you are on the work area and Expression web.
Adding a background image is what will complete this design. So first, I want to add another layer to this page. I am going to click on the Layers button and just drag it into the page. Now notice that my layer appeared under the banner again. Let me drag it up to the top so that it is not nesting. Let me change a few settings all at once for this layer.
First of all, I know I want it to be as big as my background layer which I am going to set to fill this layer. And that image is 600 pixels high by 790 pixels wide. So when I set those, automatically my layer has expanded to fill that space. Now I am going to wait to set the Z index until after I set the background image just because it is easier to select this layer while it is still on top of the others. So what I want to do is to add a background image. So if I scroll down a little in my CSS properties task pane, I see the background settings. I can even stretch this out a little, so I can better see what I am looking at. Background, background attachment, background color, background image, that is what I want. When I clicked in this area to the right of the background image, notice that these three little dots appear on their own little box? That button is a browse button which means that if I clicked on it, I will be able to browse and find my background image and insert it automatically. See? My background image is in place now.
Now all I have to do to complete these design is to scroll back up, change my Z index. Let us make this one so that it goes to the very back and see what happens.
Now, let us preview this page again in the browser. If you have not saved it yet, Expression web will prompt you to do so and we have our background image perfectly in placed behind the other elements on this page.