What I did today

These days i am spending alot of time learning the Open Source MVC Framework:  CodeIgniter. It’s awesome using some of the classes and libraries that ship with the package.  

All you have to do is load them from your controller or use the autoload feature in the config file.  I still do love my design work, so i spent some time later on at night trying to figure out this CSS FullScreen bacground thang.


  1. 8.30 am – Woke up had some brekky and took a nice warm shower!
  2. 9.00 am – Onto the CodeIgniter forums and Google Reader to check out the latest news.
  3. 11.00 am – Conference call with a client
  4. 12.00 pm – Getting kinda hungry so i had a snack
  5. 12.30 pm – Back to some ?php development with Code Igniter.
  6. 2.00 pm – Lunch:  Fish and Chips
  7. 2.30 pm – Emails and general communication with present and future clients
  8. 3.00 pm – Work started for a newer client.
  9. 5.00 pm – Updating a site for a current client 
  10. 6.00 pm – Back to Code Igniter
  11. 7.00 pm – Itching to use some css techniques to design a Full Screen Splash page.
  12. 8.00 pm – Done with the css homepage.  Nice and darkish look with a great background.
Here’s a screenshot of that CSS full background page..It looks nice right now but it sorta distorts on any resolutions higher than 1024×768.  I am sure there is a quick Javascript fix out there for this. 


Anyone out there know that quick Javascript fix??  Or do you all have any pointers for developing and designing a fullscreen css based background?  If you do please let me know.  I am sure if I poke around i will find it somewhere.  I’m just too tired right now!!

Click here to download the Source for this simple demo. I havent implemented the best CSS practices here but when i get the time ill go for the top notch standards.  It’s a good start for 45 minutes of work.