Using base64 for Cloud Dashboard backgrounds


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I was a little disappointed that my tiled backgrounds weren't showing up on the cloud but thanks to @samplesl in this thread [Using own icons possible? - #19 by samplesl] I was able to find a solution using PNG to base64 conversion ( PNG to Base64 | Image | Base64 Encode | Base64 Converter | Base64). In the example above I created a 120px x 120px PNG image using an image editor then used the PNG to base 64 converter to get the base64 image code. Next I pasted that code into the CSS editor in the following statement:

Example:

body {background-image: 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; background-size: 240px 240px; background-repeat: repeat;}

Code Sample:
body {background-image: url('data:image/png;base64,[replace these brackets and everything inbetween with your image data]'); background-size: 240px 240px; background-repeat: repeat;}

As you can see the amount of data gets quite large so be forewarned that there's probably a limit to how large a file you can use. You can reduce the amount of data by limiting the number of different colors and detail. Still it does work for getting a nice background on the cloud.

Other notes, the background size can be auto or you can scale the image using px px. The background-repeat can also be repeat-y or repeat-x for vertical or horizontal respectively.

@samplesl in the thread referenced above describes how to use this method to get custom icons onto the cloud dashboard. Thanks to his work, I found my solution.

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Thanks for posting this. Gave me the motivation to get my dashboards cleaned up and looking like I want them to. I mainly use my own Dashboard app, called HousePanel, but sometimes I end up using Hubitat's panels as a backup so this was low priority but still needed. I saved the same icons I use for my HousePanel app to my hub which are accessible using http://hubip/local/file.png where hubip is the IP of your hub. Then I set up the custom CSS as follows:

#tile-1 .tile-contents .tile-primary.off {
background-image: url('http://192.168.4.37/local/booksoff.jpg'); background-size: 170px 160px; background-repeat: no-repeat;
}
#tile-1 .tile-contents .tile-primary.on {
background-image: url('http://192.168.4.37/local/bookson.jpg'); background-size: 170px 160px; background-repeat: no-repeat;
}
#tile-1 .he-books {
display: none;
}

This produces the bookshelf icon as follows:
[EDIT] Added some bulbs from HousePanel too

I still have more work to do to have HE dashboard look anything close to how rich HousePanel looks (see below), but it's a start.

I'm using local files for dashboards on my local network that aren't accessible from the cloud. The local IP address space 192.168.x.x is reserved for local networks and can't be directly accessed from the internet/cloud so no images from the absolute IP address 192.168.4.37 can be seen once you leave your local network. For phone dashboards in particular that's a bit of a problem the base64 gets around.

Image files like the bookcase have a lot of detail so generate large amounts of base64 image data. That said I tried using a picture thumbnail at 120px x 86 px and got this using your css and the base 64 data from my picture:
Timmy Lamp
This would also be visible from the cloud but the data size, just roughly eyeballing it, is 10-12 times the amount of the data for the image in the top post.

This was the topic of the thread I referenced previously: [Using own icons possible? - #19 by samplesl]

That's 15 yo Timmy in the picture BTW.

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Same site allows for the use of JPG images also which may be smaller - a couple of quick tests showed a 1:2 expansion rate from the original photo.

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That's quite a bit of overhead but I think you can keep it manageable.
I.e., this image was only 1868 characters but looks nice on the dashboard background.

A quick test later :wink:, the PNG of the 120px x 120px ColorsBG image at the top generated 17532 characters in base64, a jpeg of the same image generated 16476 characters so it is a bit smaller by about 6%. (character counting by Notepad++). For reference, the Timmy picture was 46968 characters so a little under 3 times the size of the ColorsBG (not 10-12 times).

Thanks for explaining this - I get it now. The base64 lets local images show up in cloud dashboards. Cute doggie too...

I use very complex images in my HousePanel dashboard so for I need to do some work to simplify them to have them fit in the base64 approach. For now I've swapped over to the cloud and just point directly to my HousePanel server for the images. This isn't ideal but my server is fast and my Internet connection is good so the delay is not noticeable, but I get that cloud brings other baggage and risks so one day I'll make the swap. For me this thread was golden because it helped me get over my mental barrier with HE dashboards. I always thought they looked terribly sterile. I've finally adapted mine to look pretty good. I think they even look better than my HousePanel version because I like the transparent tiles (although I could do that in HP too - I just never thought to do it). Thanks again folks. Here's the latest screen shot.

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You can do things like this too:
Steel plate example
Needs work but you get the idea. This was 5870 characters for the base64 images in the background of the dashboard and the tile combined. The light is another tile configured as a circle. lots of good possibilities even with keeping the data size manageable.

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