We are starting a new series of tutorials, this time pertaining to minimalism and making your computer systems look pretty. We have created a beautiful desktop background that changes depending on the time, which is available here: https://infotoast.org/homepage/. Try refreshing and you can see that it shows a different image each time.
Our background cycles between various images. It also displays the date and time on the bottom-right corner.
How can a webpage be a desktop background?
There are a variety of apps that can be used to do this on different operating systems, but there are apps available that can turn a webpage into a desktop background.
Use our Beautiful Desktop Background on Mac
To do this, we will use an Open Source application called Plash, with source code available at https://github.com/sindresorhus/Plash
For the sake of this tutorial, and for updates you may want in the future, we will download from the Mac App Store
Once Plash is downloaded, it will run at startup. Simply go into the settings and provide the URL for our beautiful desktop background
Use our Background on Windows
Right now, we believe that our best option for configuring the wallpaper in Windows is located on this StackOverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53014615/how-to-show-a-website-as-a-wallpaper-in-windows-10
We may also want to create a wallpaper using WallpaperEngine as our finished product. If you have never heard of WallpaperEngine, they are a great source of a variety of different wallpapers, many of which are somehow or another animated. Everything from ThioJoe’s nighttime XP wallpaper (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2585831674) to a variety of different modern wallpapers with cars and anime.
WallpaperEngine is in no way a sponsor of Info Toast, and we are merely considering them as an option for our beautiful desktop background.