log into your tripod acct. and go to your directory.
click the grey box that says create a quick page. (note: this is a pull down menu)
using your arrow key choose the one that says create a custom page. (note: this will be the second one)
click "go", you will be taken to a page where you have to name your new page.
you will see a little window that says index-2.html, erase this and type in the new name of your next page. (note: all pages must end in either .html or .htm), so your new page should look like this:
there are 3 ways you can write a body tag, you need to choose only one way:
if you choose this way your background will be an off white, your text will be black and your links and vlinks will default to blue and off grey.
<body bgcolor="hex number" text="hex number" link="hex number" vlink="hex number">
you would use this tag if you want your background to be a solid color. with this method you can choose the color of your text, the color of your clickable links and the color of the clickable link after it has been clicked (this is called the vlink or visited link)
note: you can just write this tag like this:
<body bgcolor="hex number">
then text, link and vlink will all default to black, blue and off grey.
<body background="http://url of a textured or image" text="hex number" link="hex number" vlink="hex number">
the same as method two applies as far as the text, link and vlink.