Seamless background stretch is a unique technology provided by Divine Elemente only, that for the first time in web industry allows to display textures or background of a website block at vertical stretching or compression with no visible seams!
Background image is graphics that fills spaces to the left and to the right from the website’s content boundaries (on monitors with high screen resolution).
An example of a template with use of ‘Seamless stretch’ and ‘Background image’
In this guide, we’ll consider main aspects of work with this unique technology and large background image.
An example of a template with use of ‘Sides’ grid blocks
Interesting: An author of this theme spent near a week to handcraft beautiful design in Photoshop, providing full detalisation from scratch… However to publish a complete working theme for WordPress without a line of code, you’ll need less than 5 minutes.
First of all, to create a template with sides, specify an appropriate layout grid with additional ‘Sides’ blocks in the Layout Editor.
Selection of an appropriate layout grid
If you decided to create a template with sides, you are to select a required layout grid in the right panel and set parameters in accordance with the page’s template.
More details on this process can be found in the Layout Editor guide.
Selection of a grid and setting of page’s parameters in the Layout Editor.
Everything in the ‘Sides’ grid blocks will be defined as an image outside the website’s content boundaries.
The next step for this theme’s creation is “Addition and assignment of theme elements”.
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Then, let’s consider theme’s stretch parameters responsible for large background image filling at content’s height enlargement.
Types of background design.
Types of background design. One Big Background.
Types of background design. No Stretch.
Types of background design. Simple Stretch.
Types of background design. Seamless stretch.
Please Note: Possibility to set a background is available only for elements and the entire page in Divine Elemente 0.9. But possibility to set background for widgets and grid blocks will be available in the next version of Divine Elemente plugin.
For example: Leave No Stretch for ‘Header’, set Seamless Stretch for ‘Content’ and use Simple Stretch for the ‘Footer’.
You can also set a position and width of stretch area for each grid block. To do that, drag stretch area’s boundaries on the canvas or set its exact position and size in the Properties panel.
Stretch parameters. Stretch area’s specifying.
It’s necessary to set the following parameters for exact specifying of the stretch area:
– Stretch: Distance from top (px). It sets a top point of the background area, which will be used for the background’s gaps filling.
– Stretch: Height of tile (px). It allows to set the background area’s height that will be used for the background’s gaps filling.
Almost each option includes a ‘Fade’ parameter.
Fade parameter. Setting of the parameter’s values.
The above parameter’s values are indicated in percentage ratio from the entire block across and down accordingly.
Using the fading background images considered above, you can improve your theme’s look and quality and create really unique design of your website.
In the future, this guide will be expanded greatly. Check back often.