[Pro] Background Supersizer Action?

I’m beginning work on a new website for an old client who is a new home builder. I wanted to try something different with his website, so I’m thinking about using the Background Supersizer action for the home page, similar to the the link I posted above.

However, before I embarked on this idea I wanted to check with other users who may have designed a site using this action to make sure there aren’t any pitfalls before doing so. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

http://www.kbhome.com


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Any thoughts on this? Thanks guys.


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Sorry RM, I didn’t mean to ignore you :slight_smile:

I’m not exactly familiar with how the Supersizer action accomplishes
the task… I have been doing something similar at my portfolio site

http://portfolio.thebigerns.com

only I am using a CSS trick:

background-attachment: fixed

background-size: cover

And that is all. It’s a real challenge to get a large image to look
nice without being too big - mine are 1600 x 1200. If you use
Photoshop remember that saving as a .jpg is not the best for getting
good quality AND compression. Use the Save for Web and Devices under
the File menu.

Best wishes,

Ernie Simpson

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM, RavenManiac email@hidden wrote:

Any thoughts on this? Thanks guys.


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Sweet!

By the way, very nice portfolio of work. :slight_smile: I wish I could find some time to do my website. LOL


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Thanks! I only ever have time to work on my stuff when I’m between
projects. I think of the old story about the carpenter – how
everybody’s kids have shoes except for the carpenter’s kids.


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On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM, RavenManiac email@hidden wrote:

Sweet!

By the way, very nice portfolio of work. :slight_smile: I wish I could find some time to do my website. LOL


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It’s a matter of fact that I really REALLY like the background supersizer action, and I use it quit often.

Last year I’ve worked for a few months for a local construction company, VORM Bouw, and their website also has something like that : http://www.vorm.nl/

You only have to keep in mind how you want the content and the background to interact. Or do they have to? Other than that … I think like in your example, landing pages are best suited for this, but as soon as you really are going to show content (text), you need another approach. I happen to like mine when it comes to the website of my current employer.


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I would have to agree Richard. Landing pages are usually best suited for the Supersizer action, and I haven’t decided exactly how I’m going to implement it, but I was very impressed with what Ernie’s use throughout his site.

Most of the websites I design are for 1024 x 768 screens, so I wonder which background image size works best for that.


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I thought one of the best implementations of a super sized background was Dewberry surveying, but for some reason they moved away from that design. I wonder why?

http://www.dewberry.com


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BTW, I lover your implementation of Typekit Ernie. Good stuff.


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Hi

I’ve just seen this website showcasing the background supersizer action:

http://users.softpress.com/chrissowley/bgsupersizer/

Is it possible for the slide show to be clicked through, with left and right arrows, rather than automatic?

Also, do we need this Action when Ernie says we can simple use:

background-attachment: fixed
background-size: cover

Thank you

Mark


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The Background Supersizer action can create a slideshow of images in the
background, while the CSS rules I’ve mentioned only apply to a single
background image.


Ernie Simpson

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM, Mark email@hidden wrote:

Hi

I’ve just seen this website showcasing the background supersizer action:

http://users.softpress.com/chrissowley/bgsupersizer/

Is it possible for the slide show to be clicked through, with left and
right arrows, rather than automatic?

Also, do we need this Action when Ernie says we can simple use:

background-attachment: fixed
background-size: cover

Thank you

Mark


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Hi Earnie

Thanks for that. I’ll take a look at the Action.

Thanks again

Mark


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I used it once here - http://vitalfitconcept.com

I love it but the photos have to be very professional to work well - not like my site! I had no say in this though

There was a bug using it with IE but I believe it was sorted but you might wanna check esp IE8… Also if ios is important… then dimensions and focal points are paramount

Cheers


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Hi Justin

Thanks for your message. I’ve just tried the Action out - it’s very cool.

I’ve had a wee look at your website and the vital fit website - very nice. Did you build these using Freeway?

Mark


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On 1 Mar 2013, 5:55 pm, Justin Easthall wrote:

I used it once here - http://vitalfitconcept.com

I love it but the photos have to be very professional to work well - not like my site! I had no say in this though

There was a bug using it with IE but I believe it was sorted but you might wanna check esp IE8… Also if ios is important… then dimensions and focal points are paramount

Cheers

Justin, was that an inline design or absolute positioning?


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On 1 Mar 2013, 5:55 pm, Justin Easthall wrote:

I used it once here - http://vitalfitconcept.com

Just wanna say that that is an awesome looking website :slight_smile:


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Seems to be an inline layout, personally I like working that way myself as well.
Perhaps it is me, but inline models somehow gives me the idea the structure is solid and tied together.


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I SO wish I was as advanced as some of you folks, daring to move beyond the safety of the Freeway premise of “no coding skills needed” and tread into code, anyway. So much to learn. No longer quite the simple program it once was. Of course, neither is Wordpress, really. Just wish I had time to do more with it all.


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I am a newbie using Freeway Pro and. I know some code but cannot figure out how to use itvin Freeway.

Holmes the Elder…
:camera::camera::camera::camera::camera::camera::camera::camera:

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I SO wish I was as advanced as some of you folks, daring to move beyond the safety of the Freeway premise of “no coding skills needed” and tread into code, anyway. So much to learn. No longer quite the simple program it once was. Of course, neither is Wordpress, really. Just wish I had time to do more with it all.


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I am a newbie using Freeway Pro and. I know some code but cannot figure out how to use itvin Freeway.

The most common ways to add code in FW are through Page>Html Markup and then choose on of the ‘slots’ ie before head, after head, body etc to paste your code. Or

Use Insert>Markup Item which creates a 100px square box where you can paste your code and then you can position that ‘box’ wherever you want on your FW page (you can resize it too)

There are other methods but these should get you started.

David


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