How Can I Add A Background Image To My Website?

When you build your website, it is natural that you want to create a website you love, in order to enhance your project. The siteW team is aware of this. That’s why we are pleased to present you a new feature which will allow you to bring more customization to your website.

With this easy-to-use feature, you will be able to add a background image to your website. Thus you will have the possibility to make your website totally unique in just one click.

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How can I do it?

It is very easy, you only need to go to the website creation page and click on the left on the Design tab. You will then be able to click on Add/Insert a background image in the green panel on the left of your screen and select an image in the file manager. You will also have the possibility to search for a royalty-free image in the Flickr, Picasa or OpenClipart databases. Finally, you can also search for images on websites allowing to download royalty-free images for free.
With this new feature, you have two options:

  • you can either add the same background image to every page of your website,
  • or add a different background image on each page of your website.

To do so, before you upload your background image, select:

  • either your background page,
  • or the desired page

in the Pages tab on the top left hand side of your screen.

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Our tips for customizing the background of your website:

  • Remember that your background image must be in high quality, not to be pixelated (minimum 1200 px wide).
  • Your background should bring originality and style to your website. It must highlight your content and not overshadow it. Indeed your content remains the most important part of your website. Here are some tips to choose the perfect background image:
  1. you can blur your image
  2. you can add a black, white or color filter to your image, so that it gets a uniform look.
  3. you can use a sepia or black and white image.
To edit your image, you can use free online photo editing tools.
  • You can also use simple, uncluttered images (images containing few elements) or even abstract images. You can even use texture-like images.
  • If you want to insert a different background image on each page, make sure to choose images visually close to each other. Indeed your website must remain homogeneous. The pages should not be too different. Try to choose the same colors or at least the same topic.

Here you are ready to make your website even closer to your desires and aspirations. So give our new feature a try and show us the result!

Last update: May 04, 2016