Background Image Bliss

Updated March 1st, 2011    

Design is always better served when it comes with a side of functionality.

Website background images vary from the mundane to the vector-art overreaching to the heavy page loading. It is rare to find one that really works well. Mostly they are used for cool branding and design efforts. Sure they tell a story, but it is usually without much substanance.  The recent redesign of VPS.net. afforded a look into a background image that is both a cool design and functional treatment. The global map highlights are their CDNs (content delivery networks). This PNG allows you to see the map at a better contrast:

Here is how the map is layered into the site:

Nice design. Great visual.

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