Other problems deal with layout, server processing time, and general appearance. One of the problems with adding style type code to each entry occurs when someone views multiple days or all of your entries at once. Then the server spends a lot of time trying to figure out how to display things. If viewing 30+ entries on 1 page, the server could have 30 different backgrounds, scroll bars, etc that it's trying to figure out which one it's supposed to display (only 1 background can be set at a time). If multiple people were viewing these type entries at the same time, the server could run out of processing power.
I've messed with a few site pages this morning and have come up with a way for you to add backgrounds to each individual entry. This will allow you to personalize things a little, not tax the server, and preserve the general layout of the site.
To upload a background picture from your computer, first rename the picture something unique and include your username in the filename. Then go to "Your Diary" and click "new picture" - follow the steps to upload a picture. This will create a new entry and show the picture. Once this has occurred, you can feel free to erase the picture entry if you like.
Next, "add new entry". Just below the text box is a new entry box labeled "background picture file:". Just type in the exact file name of the picture that you uploaded. Don't forget the file extension.
Once you've uploaded the background picture once, you don't need to upload it ever again. You can just type in the background file name (with extension) whenever you want to use it as a background picture.
Before uploading the picture, please make sure the name is unique and includes your username in it. If the file name isn't unique, the server will automatically change the file name and you won't be able to find it. For example one of my filenames might be called: ddwebmasterbluelines.gif
If you want to leave the background white, just leave the background entry blank.
I've uploaded a few basic backgrounds that you can use right away without having to upload your own. When you go to make a new entry you will see a list of them, with samples, just below the text box.