The knotted border image on this background was constructed with the assistance of Knotwork 2.3 by Steven Abbott, a Celtic knot design program.
Please copy the images on to your server and don't link them back to this site from your own page. It slows down the loading of your page, and if I shift or rename the images your page will have broken images on it.
The best way to keep the text off these bordered backgrounds is to set everything within a table with the border set at zero and width set at 100%, with the width of the empty left-hand column set at 45 pixels. The code would look something like this:
<TABLE WIDTH="100%" BORDER="0"> <TR> <TD WIDTH="45"> [Leave this blank for the border!] </TD> <TD> [Put your page in here.] </TD> </TR> </TABLE>