Experimenting with WordPress backgrounds
NOTE: This post originated as an email to a friend and WordPress user
I finally got around to testing background images on one of my blogs, and as it turns out I rather like the effect. Perhaps I’ll soon follow suit with some of the other blogs. I know that you have loads of high-resolution images you could use as backgrounds for your sites.
Although the current background image — a rather blurry photo of a sky full of cirrus clouds at sunset — isn’t the highest quality photo, it should suffice at least as a test to demonstrate the visual effect of a static background image.
My monitor is currently set to a fairly high resolultion (1600px width), so I chose a 1600px-wide image as my first test background image.
View or modify the resolution settings of your monitor by right-clicking on any blank area on the desktop, then selecting
Screen Resolution from the context menu.
From the WordPress Dashboard, just go to
Appearance -- Background. I set this background image to Center, No Tiling, and to be Static so that the image stays in the same place even when you scroll down the page.
Here’s what it looks like: