I have two different questions but will post them separately… first is image size:
I would like to use parallax for my home page, which I have setup as a one-page theme. The images I have in the background lose a lot of their quality when I have parallax selected. What is the ideal image size to use in order to retain image quality? I’ll send a link and login info in a follow-up reply so that you can see what I’m referring to. I have been working with my site’s home page top image to try to get it to maintain the original image’s size, which is important for me to do for the hallway’s presentation. The second background down, for the “About” section has parallax currently turned off because it expands the image too much. My second “About” page (the stand alone page) has parallax turned off as well because it REALLY distorts it when I turn on the parallax option… which I think is strange because it’s the exact same image as the one on the front! Also, the fourth row on the front, for the “Paw Prints” section blows the image up too much as well. Thank you very much for your time. Especially with this long explanation. I have been struggling with all this for a while and have finally thought it was time to seek assistance!
Thanks again!! 🙂
I do not particularly see any issue background on your site’s homepage as of the moment.
Regarding the best dimensions, there really isn’t because this will also depend on the area the image is covering. You can go as wide as 2500px to have more flexibility on the image.
My maximum site width is set to 1140 so my background images shouldn’t be resizing, correct? My problem is that they are resizing when I have the image backgrounds set to parallax. I’d really like to use this feature because I love the way the one-page parallax theme looks… it’s one of the main reasons that I purchased Dynamix, however, I am having to set my image backgrounds without it because it distorts them too much. I’ll upload before and after photos to this message so you can see what I am referring to. Thanks!
PS the weird thing is that all my background images dropped out and now after I tried re-uploading my top one on the home page it’s setting off to the left and the image is no longer taking up the full height even though it’s set to full height.
Screen shots of image re-sizing:
Can you please try a larger image? Your rows are actually fullwidth, while your image only maxes at 1140px, thus explaining the stretch/zoom.
Try a larger image and check if the stretch/zoom will look better.
Ok. I just uploaded all of the full sized images, they are now all 1366 x 768. I had been trying to match the background size exactly… I read that the default site width is set to 1140, so I tried making the images that size. They are still getting re-sized and losing their quality with parallax on.
Here are the before and after shots with them all uploaded full size:
Thanks again for your time.
You’re welcome, @kariellen35
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