July 14th, 2011

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Important tip if you use image backgrounds on your website

Originally published at ankewehner.de. You can comment here or there.

We all agree that having someone wait 10, 20, 30 seconds for a website to load if that can be easily avoided is a bad idea, right?

Yet if you are using a big graphic as your backround, it might be what's happening: Depending on the background colour, the text may be unreadable while the background graphic is loading. The solution is to define both a background image, and a background colour that is similar to the colour of the image.

I've made a quick mock-up to demonstrate the effect.

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