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Using a canvas animation as background?

Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

Would it be overkill to use a canvas animation such as this one as a background for a website? It responds to mouse movement.

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Re: Using a canvas animation as background?

Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:53 PM

The simple answer would be: yes.

The main thing to consider here is: How much of a performance hit is this? Can you make the animation work without requiring massive amounts of CPU power? - One of a few things that absolutely guarantee that I will close a tab, no matter how interesting it's contents may be, is if it's abusing resources.

If you can make it work without a noticeable impact on CPU time, then I don't see a problem with it.
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Re: Using a canvas animation as background?

Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

Thanks - certainly not a good idea then.
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Re: Using a canvas animation as background?

Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:55 PM

Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Unless it's a portfolio, in which case go crazy on certain sections (read: not the front page.)
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