About this tool
After laboring over your latest piece of writing, one of the hardest steps before hitting publish is finding an exciting background image to really showcase and draw attention to your post.
Cool Backgrounds is a collection of tools to create compelling, colorful images for blogs, social media, and websites. Beyond backgrounds, the images generated can be used as 🖥 desktop wallpapers or cropped for 📱 mobile wallpapers.
“How have I worked without a creative tool like this? It makes me feel like a super growth expert!” Robert Yuen, CEO of Monograph.io
For the initial launch, the site exposes five of my favorite background tools from dynamic particles to the ever popular Unsplash. The intention over time is to add more options with this site serving as a curated repository of the best background image tools on the web.
Why did you make this?
Working as a designer for several startups Cool Backgrounds helps solve some basic design problems for marketers and social media managers, but design is an ongoing need. In addition, the recently launched Service List allows companies to get unlimited graphic design help whenever they need it. You send them a design task and a few days later the services send it back to you ready for feedback. We often use them for quick design iterations or smaller design tasks, and the services have given us more time to focus on other business problems.
With the increasing visual nature of the web, the background images from this site can be used for a plethora of reasons. Listed here are a few ideas to get the creative engine started.
Blog Post Hero Image
Social Media Banner
Nearly every social media site has a profile banner that lets you showcase an image at the top. Whether you need an image for a Facebook Group, a parody Twitter account, or even yourself, Cool Backgrounds can let you show the world your creative side.
Desktop and Phone Wallpaper
One of the primary reasons folks search for background images is to set them as wallpapers on their computers and phones. As a personal favorite, I'm using the Gradient Topography background in Black and Dark Grey—it sits stealthily on the homescreen of my iPhone.
As a quick sample of a few options availabe on Cool Backgrounds, the following list of images are ready to use for any application. To download, right click and select "Save Image As..."
Side Project Collective
We're a group of makers with a mission to build a better internet, one digital project at a time. Recently launched tools include a gorgeous Day of the Dead resource site and a seamless way to count words with Word Counter.