a simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized, slideshow-capable background image to any page or element
by Scott Robbin
Do you see the full-sized background image on this page? In a nutshell, that's what Backstretch does. It will stretch any image to fit the page or block-level element, and will automatically resize as the window or element size changes.
Images are fetched after your page is loaded, so your users won't have to wait for the (often large) image to download before using your site.
Where can I get it?
If you are interested in learning more about Backstretch, it's recommended that you view the project on GitHub.
There, you will find the source code, and additional options that the script accepts.
Basic support is offered through Github's issues tracker. Many requests are resolved through the help of fellow Backstretch users and myself, however assistance is not guaranteed or timely.
Other jQuery Plugins
If you like this plugin, feel free to check out some of the others I've built.
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