Last Updated on December 3, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla
I have a client who insisted on keeping the background images that were on their website. We did it because we will give the clients what they want. However, we did advise against it for a number of reasons
Well, now, we need to add a lot of text to one of the pages. We can’t reduce the font size because the picture will obscure the text. We did go with a scrolling background image which worked to a point. The client then mentioned that they didn’t like the change we made to the background color. We hadn’t changed the color. What is happening is a sort of optical illusion. When you deal with background images, you have a lot of visual interaction going on.
Someone who is an artist or who has artistical training would probably have a lot better intuitive grasp of the consequences of changing any one of these variables than I would have.
If you want to get an idea of how the brain interprets what the eye sees, take a look at an example of the checkerboard illusion. That shows just how complex things are and why I like to stick with a solid background and solid text.
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