27 Outstanding Web Designs with Big Background Photos

If you’re looking to make a strong impression or a bold statement with a website, one option for doing so is to use a large full-screen background image. This design approach involves a homepage very little text or content, at least above the fold. In some cases the entire homepage may consist of a logo, navigation menu, and a large photo. While this approach will not be a great fit for every website, it is capable of being a very effective design in the right situation.

High-quality photographs can have a huge impact on the look of a website. The photos can either help to enhance the design, or they can serve as a focal point. In some cases, the entire background (or a large percentage) of a website will consist of a large photo. In these situations the other design elements wind up complementing the photo, instead of the other way around.

In this post we’ll showcase 27 websites that make excellent use of big photos on the homepage.

GEO fun

GEO fun

Modern Green Home

Modern Green Home

Utah.gov

Utah.gov

Deepend

Deepend

Chris Dimond Architect

Chris Dimond Architect

La Porte Sainte Claire

La Porte Sainte Claire

Elisabetta Canalis

Elisabetta Canalis

Page/Park Architects

Page/Park Architects

Buffalo Outdoor Clothing

Buffalo Outdoor Clothing

Diehl Group Architects

Diehl Group Architects

A Book of Beards

A Book of Beards

Aspect Photography

Aspect Photography

Blind Barber

Blind Barber

Anna Safroncik

Anna Safroncik

De Certeau & Associes

De Certeau & Associes

Inzeit

Inzeit

Planet Propaganda

Planet Propaganda

CGRendering.com

CGRendering.com

X-Prime Groupe

X-Prime Groupe

Au Petit Panisse

Au Petit Panisse

Grayden & Jenny

Grayden & Jenny

Yan Studios

Yan Studios

Nature Valley Trail View

Nature Valley Trail View

Salt Surf

Salt Surf

Blitz

Blitz

Shelley Sandzer

Shelley Sandzer

Shaw and Shaw Photography

Shaw and Shaw Photography

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