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Background Viewer

Type of Program: Web Site Authoring Utility
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/2000/NT
Company/Authors Name: Dmitry Mazur/CLK Softgroup
Version: 1.70
Price: $17.95
Installed Size: 1059k


For those of you that do actually read my reviews, you will know I am a great advocate of "keep it simple" in software. That is not to say that simple is basic but is easy to use. Background Viewer is just that, so simple to use and a wonderful tool for web designers.

There is nothing more annoying than designing a potentially award winning site and then thinking the background could be better. It means changing colour codes by hand and then previewing again and again until you are satisfied, very time consuming.

Background viewer lets you load your page either from your hard disk or from the Web into its built in previewer and then change the background at will at the click of a mouse. You simply use the Windows Explorer type pane on the right of the previewer to select image backgrounds or use Background Viewers own colour selector. The view can be either split or full screen just by clicking the always on top splitter icon and you can view as thumbnails or lists. Simplicity itself!!

Also included in the program is a Gradient Text maker which lets you turn your text into gradient colours and writes the HTML for you which you simply copy and paste into your HTML code.

An essential tool for web designers.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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