There is only one week left to enter the Awesome Background Competition, where you could win a digital camera just by making a Jimdo website. For everyone who hasn't yet entered, we want to share 6 tips for creating an incredible site using our new custom background feature.
You'll want a high-resolution image for your background. Make sure that it's visually interesting, but not so busy that it will distract the viewer from your content. You can either take the photo yourself or try using stock images from professional photographers.
Use contrasting colors to keep your text visible above your beautiful background image. Try white text on a transparent black background for a great visual effect.
Depending on the image you're using, you may want to align your content on the left or right side. With the right balance, you'll attract people to your page with a captivating image and keep them there with interesting content.
A phenomenal full screen image is a great foundation for a beautiful website. Make sure that once you've got your high-resolution image that you set it full screen—tiled images usually end up looking tacky or causing headaches.
Avoid clashing images by using a transparent header image. Keep it simple and only put a title in your header—text on top of a background image stands out really well.
We think that our new video backgrounds feature is absolutely incredible, and the right video background can make your site stand out. Simple videos without too much movement work great and set the mood for the website without distracting your visitors.