Tiles, tiles, tiles

Squidfingers is where I got my background tile for this site (with the color tweaked myself), but a bunch of other cool background tile-related sites have popped up. Tile-a-Day is a great concept and I love the interface to preview new tiles. Tile Machine is an online tilemaker app that lets users store their tiles and features the best submissions.

I usually create and gravitate towards simple interfaces and clean designs, but used sparingly, background tiles seem to add a uniqueness that draws me in (even underwear companies are sporting them!). I suppose that aspect will eventually fade as it did the last time people went background-crazy in 1996 or so.

Though, back then we were trying to read text on top of backgrounds like this and we quickly realized how pointless that was.

Published by mathowie

I build internet stuff.

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