Rolling with the repeating background image section. This has a complex, but cool, recipe.
I'm using a transparent png image that will tile seamlessly. I set the background image to repeat, so it will create a cool repeating tiled pattern.
The background color is set to #EFEFEF, which is a light grey. Because the png is semi-transparent, you will be able to see the grey background comt through, creating a cool textured pattern.
An overlay color is also applied. The overlay uses a CSS linear gradiant value that transitions from white and transparent to blue and 100 opaque on the x axis.
What you should see is a complex background behind all of this text.