Optimize Your Website’s Visual Experience with AdaptiveBackgrounds.js

Having trouble picking the ideal background for your website? Look no further – AdaptiveBackgrounds.js is a color tool for designers that takes the guesswork out of the equation. It automatically identifies the most dominant color within your content to elevate the user experience.

This free jQuery plugin that seamlessly integrates the most striking color from your content into the background. Developed on the robust framework of RGBaster, it comes from the same creative mind.

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Designed to scan an image’s color palette and pinpoint its dominant hue, this plugin gets to work the moment your page loads. It identifies the dominant color and applies it to the parent element of the image. To see it in action, check out the following gif:

AdaptiveBackgrounds.js demo

How to Get Started

AdaptiveBackgrounds.js relies on the jQuery library. Although it’s an extension of RGBaster, there’s no need to include that separately. You can download the plugin file from its GitHub repository.

Next, include the necessary files in your project as shown below:

 <script type="text/javascript" src='js/jquery.js'></script>
 <script type="text/javascript" src='js/jquery.adaptive-backgrounds.js'></script>

Implementing the Dominant Color

Let’s put this tool to the test. We’ll extract the dominant color from this Double Arch photograph by Kartik Ramanathan and apply it to its parent element.

Double Arch photograph

To apply the dominant color to an element, the image should be nested within it. Add the data-adaptive-background attribute to the img tag as shown:

 <div class='wrapper'>
 <img id="img" src="images/double-arch.jpg" data-adaptive-background='1'>

If you place the img directly within the body tag, the entire body will adopt the dominant color.

Finally, activate the plugin with the following JavaScript code:

 <script type="text/javascript">

And there you have it—the dominant color is now applied to the image.

Double Arch photograph after applying dominant color

Concluding Thoughts

While AdaptiveBackgrounds.js provides a static color, you might want to add more vibrancy to your background for a more captivating result. For further inspiration and settings, visit the AdaptiveBackgrounds.js documentation page.