Cool Backgrounds

Create fast, one-of-a-kind hero images for blogs & websites

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 πŸ–₯ desktop wallpapers or cropped for πŸ“± mobile wallpapers.

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Moe Amaya
Maker
Co-founder at Monograph
Hola Product Hunt, Cool Backgrounds is a curated list of javascript libraries that lets you create a one-of-a-kind image for blog posts, website backgrounds or to use as a phone wallpaper. πŸ“” The "Background" While finishing up another side project CSS Gradient (https://www.producthunt.com/post...), I unexpectedly noticed the popularity of free wallpaper and background image websites. As useful as static images are, what was missing was a tool that enables non-technical folks to use all the emerging javascript libraries to create unique images of their own. So Cool Backgrounds was born πŸ’₯. πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ Maker Bio My name is Moeβ€”I’m a Mexican designer trained at MIT and based in San Francisco. I created Cool Backgrounds because I ran into the problem first hand of wanting a compelling image for another side project and ended up using javascript to create it, but damn was it painful. Not anymore 😊
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Girl Alex
πŸ‡²πŸ‡½VC @First Round Capital
@moeamaya ORALEEE esta bueniiiisimo!!!
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Hunter Owens
Product Manager, Talent Manager.
I LOVE this! Just made myself a beautiful new iPhone wallpaper.
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Ben Lang
Hunter
Serial hunter πŸ§žβ€β™‚οΈ
Making the web a better place day by day, thanks Moe. What's the next one?
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Moe Amaya
Maker
Co-founder at Monograph
@benln πŸ™ for hunting! Have a few more features to add to CoolBG but the next project is related to open graph visualization, think: a site that previews (and let’s you edit) how you look across all social channels. I’ve been wanting it forever!
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Andy Parkhills
Application Developer
@benln @moeamaya This is why I love Product Hunt so that we are all able to find sites like this one.
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Sven Al Hamad
Tech guy, entrepreneur, β™₯ open source.
The tool looks great! Thanks for sharing ;) Wonder if there will be an option to download an SVG version of the image?
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Moe Amaya
Maker
Co-founder at Monograph
@svenalhamad Most of the javascript libraries are using canvas so it's a lil bit hard to extract an svg from that. But if you download any of the Gradient Topography samples, those are all in SVG since I built that library!
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Creative Tim
www.creative-tim.com

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Love it <3

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No cons

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