The first in what I hope is a series of simple techniques to get around problems that at first sight might seem impossible. I like to say that everything is possible given a bit of thought*.
This technique is for when you need to place a background-image more than 100% to the right of the page.
The Guardian Interactive Team use Flash, almost exclusively, to create data visualisations and infographics for interactive content on guardian.co.uk. The two main reasons are that it is quick to build and that it looks identical in all browsers.