These backgrounds add a decorative or navigation bar in a vertical column running down the whole page or a section of a page. If you have software that manipulates .gif, .jpg and .png graphic files, you can also rotate them 90' to create horizontal borders for the header and footer sections of your web page.
Most flexible of the background graphics, textures add a welcome layer of richness to a web page presentation. The tiles are designed to seamlessly repeat both horizontally and vertically. They are presented in organized sets so you can choose subtle paper textures, coordinated trim textures or bright 3-D wallpapers.
Fun and colorful little page decorations that can also add helpful navigation cues
Instructions for creating buttons using background textures and CSS