Lately, I’ve been noticing websites that make use of varying background images for sections within the sites. Unfortunately, I’m having a little trouble thinking of many good examples right now. I’ve assembled a few below, but let me know if you have any to add.
The general idea, though, is the sites have a “main design,” but the background image assigned to the body tag changes throughout the site. For example, you have the Lego.com design. When you go to the Lego Indiana Jones page, the body tag’s background-image changes. It adds a bit more visual interest, and makes the images and Flash animations blend-in with the main layout more.
Here are a few examples of such behavior. Send me some links if you know of some others.
Lego.com: Indiana Jones
GameSpot: Game of the Year
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