Learn How to Enhance Your Backgrounds with jQuery!

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Whether you use jQuery or not, you should know why it’s so popular with web designers and web masters. There are a lot of reasons for this and one of them is that jQuery enables you to create stunning backgrounds for your and your customer’s websites.

Below you’ll find 10 tutorials that highlight the power of jQuery. Each tutorial is unique and very informative but all of them have a common aim – to teach you how to create outstanding backgrounds. Note: all tutorials come with demo links so you could see what you can get if you follow the guidelines provided in the tutorials.

1. Animated background image with jQuery

animated background image

Demo

The tutorial introduces a simple way of creating a website layout that will come with an animated background. When you are done you’ll get a feeling that your website is flying in the sky.

2. Auto-Moving Parallax Background

Auto-Moving Parallax Background

Demo

If you prefer your website to be “flying” in the night sky, then you’ll enjoy this very tutorial.

3. How To Build an Animated Header in jQuery

Animated Header Background

Demo

Would you like to add some movement to your header? If so, this tutorial is exactly for you; it’ll teach you how to animate your header’s background image and jQuery will help you to achieve the best result.

4. jQuery randomised background scrolling effect tutorial

jQuery Scrolling Background

Demo

If you follow this tutorial you’ll learn how to make your website more lively. Basically you’ll get tips on how to create a scrolling background effect.

5. jQuery Slideshow for Full Screen Background

jQuery Slideshow for Full Screen Background

Demo

Learn how to create a background image slideshow so that the background image could fit any browser.

6. How To Add jQuery Scroll Background To Blogger

jQuery Scroll Background

Demo

If you use Blogger, here is a simple way to enhance your blog with a scrolling background.

7. Create Background Scrolling Effect with jQuery

Background Scrolling Effect with jQuery

Demo

Here is another trick to create an animated background using jQuery.

8. Create a Funky Parallax Background Effect Using jQuery

a Funky Parallax Background Effect Using jQuery

Demo

If you’d like your website to look unusual you’ll definitely enjoy this tutorial. Once you follow the guidelines you’ll end up with a funny effect – the background image will change every time the visitor enters a new page. This way an effect of moving clouds will be created.

9. Using jQuery To Create Parallax Scrolling Backgrounds

Using jQuery To Create Parallax Scrolling Backgrounds

Demo

Would you like your site visitors feel like they are traveling by train? If so, make sure you check out this tutorial.

10. Changing the Background Color of a Page using jQuery

Changing the Background Color of a Page using jQuery

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Learn how easy it is to build a website that will offer a new background color for every page.

We hope you’ll find the above listed tutorials helpful and at the end of this article we’d like to share a few useful plugins:

1. jQuery Plug-in: Scalable Background Image

jQuery Plug-in Scalable Background Image

Demo

2. Full Size Background Image jQuery Plugin

Full Size Background Image jQuery Plugin

Demo

That’s all for today, good luck learning and practicing!

If you need some inspiration before you start exploring jQuery, then you’ll enjoy the following articles

Awesome jQuery Solutions for Online Portfolios

7 Useful jQuery-Powered Website Add-ons

In case you would like to find more jQuery plugins, please read the post about 15 Magnificent jQuery Plugins for WordPress Blogs

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