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Hero Section Background Image Size?

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richardc

Hi,

 

I want to have a background image in my hero section. What size should it be in px to work well?

 

Also, what does Enable background Parallax do?

 

Here's the page I want to have the background image in the hero shot at the top on: http://www.beaglesmadeeasy.com/

 

Here's a screen short of the hero section menu: http://screencast.com/t/xik1DOC2

 

Thanks in advance.

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Jake

Hi richardc - Looking at your live site it appears that your image looks great at the size it is.

 

Parallax is a design technique that creates a lot of the effects of movement, especially in the background, that you see on websites more and more often. See http://usingpagelines.com/depth-charge-parallax-section/ for some great information.


Have you searched the forums yet or checked out the DMS user docs?

PageLines geek, blogging at MyUntangledLife.com

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richardc

If I want to use a background image what size in pixels should it be in hight and width?

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Danny

Hi,

 

There isn't any need to determine the dimensions of your image, as the image will be stretched by default, to fit the Section Area.

 

I recreated your Masthead section and added a random beagle image from Google images to my Section Area background.

 

http://d.pr/i/a948

 

Therefore, all you need to remember is that if you want a sharp, crisp image then you will want to use an image that has larger dimensions.

 

For example, if you were to use an image that has dimensions of 800x600, this image will look slightly distorted in comparison to using an image that has dimensions of 1400x1200.

 

 


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richardc

That's what I was after 1400x1200 thanks :)

 

I understand the rest now. Thanks

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Danny

No problem.


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