I just rediscovered a really cool site, which I thought might be useful to many of you. Instead of using a plain, solid coloured background on your website – either for the back of the site, your footer, or even your main content areas, why not add a cool pattern? For that matter, why not add these to your Twitter and YouTube Channels?
Using www.patterncooler.com you can do just that! There are tons of background designs, and you can create your own using your corporate colours by simply entering the hex codes, or using a colour picker. Make them as bold or subtle as you like.
There are 225 different patterns available which typically use between 2-5 colours, and you can use effects to add some texture to the pattern, as well as being able to resize the scale. The interface is super easy to use, just pick the design you like, enter your colours and go!
In just a few minutes I had a whole series of cool, repeating background images, using the colours from our logo!