when i make a background i always make it 1920x1080 which makes the two sides 470px each
Your page might be longer than 1080 if you have lots of text/ images in your info section!
@darkstonedragon mind sharing that bit? I love me some metal ;) sure its not a glossy look but its metal http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/realistic-stainless-steel-background-and-text-photoshop-tutorial/ hope that helps.
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