Web design question about using the CSS Sprite technique for speeding up page loads, but while hiding part of the background. [more inside]
I'm looking to create a very subtle dot background pattern, like the one on this site. I'm pretty familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator and have been able to produce a dot pattern, but the scale is much too big, and when I try to create a smaller pattern using a smaller circle, it simply disappears, or becomes a solid gray once I import it as a background. Does anyone have any idea how to make a pattern like the one on that site? It seems like it should be pretty straightforward, but I haven't been able to figure it out.
Where can I find/buy great website backgrounds such as the examples below? Or, where can I find good vector graphics to tile and make my own? [more inside]
Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites? [more inside]