CSS Background Inspiration

One of the challenges in marketing your website (or blog, or Squidoo lens) is to make yourself different and to stand out from the crowd. One way to do this is to use stunning images, just like this amazing picture of TableTop Mountain in South Africa.

This post certainly sticks out!! It uses a technique called CSS Background, where the image is used as a background to the paragraphs of text. You can find out how to do this on my CSS Background Squidoo Lens.

There’s an additional technique here too. The paragraphs use a fine array of dots to darken them over the blue sky background. This produces a semi-transparent effect which helps the text to stand out. The text here is white, which looks pretty good. I’ll post the code for this here in a day or two.

Can you think of more ways to make yourself stand out from the crowd?

Share this:
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • Print
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Digg
  • Suggest to Techmeme via Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email

Related posts:

  1. Content Beats SEO
  2. 7 Cents on Squidoo
  3. 7 Things to Do While Google Ranks Your Page
Tags: , , , , , ,

You can share a copy of this post on your own website provided you include a link back to the original. Happy reading!

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

4 Responses to “CSS Background Inspiration”

  1. [...] you’ve used the css background technique to create a nice image background for one of your Squidoo lenses, I’ll add it to the Top 15 [...]

  2. Great image. But it’s not “Tabletop mountain”-it’s “Table Mountain” (I’ve lived in South Africa!)

  3. I’m enjoying your site, I think it’s well worth a bookmark!

  4. I don’t know if building web sites with CSS is easier or harder than tables, but it’s qualitatively DIFFERENT.