The attached image shows a white content area with top horizontal menu, over layed on a decorative background, with black header and footer. A min-height is set for the white content area, but the height will vary depending on content and when it does it correctly pushes the footer down.
My question is how can I position the decorative image that I've circled in red? If I place the image tag in the footer and use css relative positioning it will work except that the presence of the image tag conflicts with other content in the footer, ie it changes the positions of other elements in the footer even though it moves. Is jquery helpful here or is it just css?