Let's say I had a website with a relatively fixed
Primary Content Area width and a picture background. When filling up the browser window, it looked like the following:
When viewed, however, on a larger display, it looked like the following:
I don't wish the whitespace (or solid of any color) on both sides of the image.
Since the background image is a non-repeating image, I can't simple repeat it over the extra space on each side.
Making the image fill the entire windowing and shrinking it if the user makes the window smaller causes problems since either it needs to get distorted (same height but different width), or if ratio is maintained, it is not high enough to fill page.
Maybe make the image fit the screen when fully open, and when made more narrow, crop the image? Don't know if this is possible with older browsers, but that is a question for a different forum.
Any other thoughts?