Bored of those stock background images?


(Peter Danckwerts) #1

I’ve discovered a wonderful program for making repeat images called Patternodes. This could be useful for creating ones own background images or textures for Foundation (or anything else). I decided to take it a step further and make a sequence of variations into an animated gif. Now, I don’t in any way recommend this as it is very distracting for readers, but I thought some of you might find it amusing: http://www.orpent.com

It was a rush job and I didn’t do the animation quite right so it jumps at the end of each loop. In any case, if one feels one must have an animated background it is probably best not to repeat it! It has a slightly hypnotic quality I think. Yes, I know it’s bonkers.

By the way, I really don’t get how one is supposed to create a page background in Foundation, so I just added it as CSS.


(Gabrielle Vickery) #2

Oo curious! Now I need a headache tablet but it’s interesting :wink:


(Peter Danckwerts) #3

One could do something rather more subtle!


(Andrew Tavernor) #4

@peterdanckwerts In Site Styles - Site Background, just add your creation as a Tiled Image, it can be warehoused too. I just did it with your url and now I need a headache tablet :grinning:


(Peter Danckwerts) #5

Doh! Yes it’s very headache-making. A slow change of colour would be less so.


(Andrew Tavernor) #6

Potentially though you could get some very nice effects - thinking along the lines of a very low opacity pale grey background with simple pattern.


(Peter Danckwerts) #7

This is slightly less stomach-churning: http://www.orpent.com

but I agree about a low-opacity pale grey background and simple patter. The program, GifQuickMaker, I’m using to make the GIFs is a little basic. I used to have one which made much smoother transitions.


(Peter Danckwerts) #8

This is a little more restful:
http://www.orpent.com/page3/