Topiat | How to Help
Get featured on the topiat homepage.
Feature your content on the homepage.
The featured content in this example is the song "Cosmic Love" by the group "Florence + the Machine".
3 Easy Steps
Get your content featured on the homepage for 3 to 7 days. This gives your content maximum exposure to the topiat community. There are only three things you need to do:

First: Add the content you would like to feature to topiat. Add it.

Second: Have a high quality photo to represent your content. The resolution must be at least 484 x 323px (width x height) resolution.

Third: email me the link to the piece of content on topiat at and I will review to see if it is of high enough quality to feature on the homepage.
Completely Free
Individuals: If you are an individual promoting yourself, there is no cost.

Companies: If you are a company and you want to use the featured content space for advertising, contact me and we will discuss how to set this up.

Need Help? If you want to feature your content but need substantial help to get it ready (e.g. resizing the image in photoshop, color correction, cropping it, developing copy text) I will prepare your image and text for you for $25, payable via PayPal.
Feature your image as a background image on the homepage.
The featured image in this example was taken by divemasterking2000.
3 Easy Steps
Get your photograph or art featured on the homepage as a background image for 7 days. Every featured background image comes with a link on the footer of the page that gives credit and links to the owner. There are only three things you need to do:

First: Make sure your image is at least 1280 x 1024px (width x height) resolution.

Second: Add your image as content to topiat. Add it.

Third: Send the image to me at and I will review it.

Completely Free
Individuals: If you are an individual promoting yourself, there is no cost.

Companies: If you are a company and you want to use the featured content space for advertising, contact me and we will discuss how to set this up.

Need Help? If you want to feature your image but need substantial help to get it ready (e.g. resizing the image in photoshop, color correction, cropping it, developing copy text) I will prepare your image and text for you for $25, payable via PayPal.
How to identify and create good topiat background images.
There is an art to identifying and creating good background images for use on the topiat homepage. One key quality of an engaging background image is interesting features on the margins on the image. It is important to optimize the content on the margins of the photo as that is what will be primarily visible.

In this example, there are two interesting focal points of the bridge: the tall girders in the foreground and the tall girders in the mist in the background.
First, the image was reversed to put the tall girder that is in the mist on the left side. Since this girder is more interesting, it should be on the left because the majority of people scan a page left to right.

Secondly, the photo was cropped so that both tall girders are on the margins on the photo. That way the most interesting parts will be visible as a background photo where the middle of the photo is covered.

Thirdly, these is some slight color correction to make the photo pop among a homepage that has other things one can look at.
This is what the bridge photo looks like mocked up on the homepage. The photo is quite engaging even though the middle of the picture is covered by the page's content. You can clearly see the bridge receding into the mist and the viewer is almost flying right over the bridge since the right tall girder in on the right most margin.

With clever cropping, this image is well showcased on the homepage. The photographer cking is credited for the photo in the footer of the page.