What a difference a BG makes

By November 25, 2009 No Comments

ISM: a community project is a non-profit “inspiring innovative interaction and conversation both online and offline,” which is why Ninthlink is happy to have been working with them for a few years now. Ever since Craig’s initial designs manifested themselves, there was the idea floating around of how rad it would be to get artists to contribute backgrounds for the site. Now that we finally had a few minutes to spare leading up to this holiday weekend, I was able to implement the first round of backgrounds, provided to ISM by Aaron Jasinski, which just a little bit of pre-Thanksgiving goodness.

The outcome looks pretty slick, if I do say so myself, and I’m happy with the code it took to get there, too. I mean, any time you can include a line like “please don’t touch the rest of this…”, you know you are doing something right. Right?

$bgs[] = array("#826523", "/files/bg/bg_jasinski01.jpg");
echo 'background: ' . $bgs[$bgpic][0] . ' url('. $bgs[$bgpic][1] . ') top center no-repeat;';

Compared to the glaring white of what was, it makes for a nice touch-up on an old friend.

Alex Chousmith

Alex has been building with Ninthlink since '06, and a San Diegan since the turn of the century. A background of Mathematics – Computer Science / Interdisciplinary Computing & Arts from UCSD, plus Drupal / WordPress / jQuery / CSS3 / HTML5 / bass guitar / homebrew skill, powers him to get the job done, no matter what.

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