What is offered here are just stationery backgrounds. I am offering no scripts this time, so nothing moves. For one thing, I do not write scripts myself and for another, this time I am going for valid html. However much I love stationery scripts, and I truly do, they very rarely validate to any standard. If you wish to view the backgrounds, just click the links in the menu to the left.
Movement in “Stationery”
Since I have set some limitations to this page (valid html), I’ll just have to send you elsewhere to see scripted work. The following links will install some newsgroup in your Outlook Express, should you choose to follow them:
Microsoft’s OE6 Stationery. Most of the posters to this group have now moved to a private server: Privatenews. This private group is still accessible for anyone, but it demands that you log on. Your username is privatenews\stationery and your password is stationery. Then, of course, there is The French Stationery Group.
There are numerous other stationery groups. The French Group is absolutely cutting edge. The Microsoft group has maybe a wider appeal. It certainly has more posts.
One of the best contributors in the French group, Gerard Ferrandez, also known as G-1-doot and half a dozen other handles, has his own website, dhteumeuleu. It is definitely worth a visit or a number of visits. Although GF has started being interested in cross-browser compatibility and w3c standards, you’d better visit in IE. Not all the scripts are cross-browser compatible just yet, and I do not know, if he plans on making them so.
My Background graphics
The graphics here are mostly 1024px wide, which makes them suitable for stationery. They could also be used as backgrounds for websites. I made them with Paint Shop Pro 7. there is a version 8 available now. It has even more bells and whistles, but since I have not made myself familiar with the bells and whistles of version 7, I have not yet made the switch. With PSP7, I use a number of Photoshop compatible filters, many of which are free from the net. In due course, there may appear PSP tutorials on this site. Energy and dayjob permitting . If you wish to use my backgrounds for your own, personal stationery or non-commercial website, you are welcome to do so. Just rightclick on the sample and choose “save background”. You can format your stationery using the wizard in OE6. The code as it appears in “show source” on the right-click menu cannot be used for stationery. There is formatting information in an external stylesheet. You are welcome to look at that, too. Creating the html file with the OutLook Express stationery wizard is the easiest option. The choice is yours.