Anyone remember the early days of the Web when everybody used Netscape Navigator and you have to get this Winsock.dll working? Well, one of the early features that Netscape and later IE added to the browser was the ability to use a tiled image for your background.
Of course, back then you had engineers building web sites instead of designers who were still heavy focused on print media. We ended up really “cool” sites with clouds and water drops for backgrounds.
Thankfully more artistic designers have come up with some more elegant tiled backgrounds (and some artistic but not so elegant). Here are a few resource links that I have used to find tiled backgrounds.
- Kaliber10000 Pixel Patterns
- Dromoscopio Libreria di Pattern
- Kollermedia.at Patern4u
- SquidFingers Patterns
Enjoy and don’t get too dizzy looking at all those patterns.