SubtlePatterns Bookmarklet

SubtlePatterns is a website which has a massive library of background patterns that you can use for free on your own website. This is the place to go if you are looking for a nice background for any website. There are currently 316 of patterns to choose from for anything you will need, from light and dark backgrounds and everything inbetween.

To view some of the backgrounds available to you just have a quick look through the SubtlePatterns website.

Subtle Patterns


But this article is to let you know about an awesome tool which uses SubtlePatterns, this tool is the SubtlePatterns bookmarklet created by @bradjasper.

This is a really useful tool that will allow you to preview any SubtlePattern on any website. So if you are looking for a new background on your own website instead of browsing SubtlePatterns for a couple of patterns you like, download them, upload the images to your server, change the CSS to preview the new background, then repeat for all the images you want to preview. You can simple use this Javascript bookmarklet to preview these images on your website.

SubtlePatterns Bookmarklet

A bookmarklet is a a bookmark that will run some Javascript on the current page, all you have to do is go to the link below and drag the bookmarklet into your bookmark toolbar. Now you can go to any website that you want, click the bookmark button and a small box will appear at the bottom of the page where you can navigate through all the background patterns on SubtlePatterns.

Try it out on your website.

SubtlePattern Bookmarklet

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