Background spread across containers

How to use it

Spread a background over more than one container, taking into account the gaps between containers.

When to use it

This could be any background style. Gradient, patterns, whatever. This gives the design a sense of coherence because each container feels like it belongs to the whole.

What to watch out for

You’ll need to figure out how to apply this to all different viewport sizes. What works on a large screen might not work on a small screen where you have just one column, for example.

If the background style is subtle it might not be noticeable that it spreads across containers.