Thursday, January 27, 2011

Idea Vault: Tile this!

Update: Check the extension and more information @ Idea to action: Tile this 

I was recently hunting images for a sample design. I was trying to find a pattern that can be tiled/repeated to fill.

I find it hard to copy an image to "define as a pattern" in Photoshop before applying "fill with pattern" to test whether the image can be tiled or not.

As a web developer for ages, I've always used css property background-repeat: repeat-x | repeat-y | repeat to do similar tasks. Replacing image url to test the same with dummy html also a tedious task. So I have tried to see if there is an extension available to do this, unfortunately I couldn't find one. So here is my idea on how it can be done.


  1. Hey Dr.
    Would I be allowed to code this when I next have free time? I like the idea and would be a fun little project to code.
    Thanks Dan

  2. @Daniel

    You are most welcome to work on the code. Please let me know once you started or completed.

    I was also thinking of working on it when *time* comes, wasn't able to work on it so far.

    Let me know, I'll be your beta tester :)