The Wonderful World of Wallpapers

By William Rooney

My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.

-Oscar Wilde

… why make that the case? Here lies the answer to your search for ultimate eye-candy, and ultimate procrastination:

http://wallbase.cc/start/

            For those of you who don’t already know, Wallbase.cc is Google Images on speed. The entire purpose of the website is focused around the eye-catching, the high-definition, and the time-wasting art of the Background Connoisseur. Hours can be spent browsing millions of user-uploaded photos, all large enough for a background, all made in Photoshop, and sense of the spectacular parallel to that of an over-budgeted Hollywood action movie.

Do you really need any rationale more convincing than wasting time with a mildly worthwhile objective? If so, read on.

            Wallbase may be an image search engine, but it is a user powered image search engine. When crawling through a list of images with Google, you will find unappealing, unattractive, and unworthy images in almost endless supply. Wallbase and its loyal group of image-lovers can filter this much better than Google by determining whether it is worthy or not. Yes, as a Wallbase user, you may also contribute your own magnificent panoramic shots.

            Perhaps my favorite feature to the website is the Top List. In order of Community Approval by number of Favourites, these are the wallpapers selected to be the greatest of their kind. Wallbase’s endless scrolling (that it loads a new page at the end of the page you just finished, meshing them together very nicely) and huge quantity of images make it a page you can stay on for hours. This same philosophy goes for the “Random” pages, which, as the name suggests, orders the wallpapers randomly.

Happy Hunting.