25 Web Designs that Use Full Size Background Photos

Using a large background image is a great option for making a strong an immediate impression on website visitors. Full-size photos transform the look of a page, and a quality photo can give a web design an amazing background.

Of course, large background photos aren’t the right fit for every project and they do have some drawbacks (load times for example), but in the right situation the use of a large background photo can be a great design decision.

In this post we’ll showcase 25 examples of websites that make excellent use of big background images/photos. Hopefully these designs can provide some inspiration if you are working on a project and considering taking this approach.

Heather Conlan

Heather Conlan

Pure Pleasure Design

Pure Pleasure Design

Valention

Valention

Jason Miller Studio

Jason Miller Studio

Hufton + Crow Photography

Hufton + Crow Photography

Onside Sports Agency

Onside Sports Agency

Hiut Denim

Hiut Denim

Shelley Sandzer

Shelley Sandzer

Natural High Safaris

Natural High Safaris

3mm Design

3mm Design

Bicikli Fumic

Bicikli Fumic

Squarespace

Squarespace

Healing Histories

Healing Histories

Mendo

Mendo

Kirschner Brasil

Kirschner Brasil

Brady Williams

Brady Williams

Sandlewood Homes

Sandlewood Homes

Nikita Clothing

Nikita Clothing

Daniel Filler

Daniel Filler

The iTots

The iTots

The View from the Shard

The View from the Shard

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  • Garima, October 12, 2012

    Awesome Collection ))))) Thanks for sharing.

  • John, October 15, 2012

    The collection of the sites are awesome. Using a full size image for a site is good but some time visitors are confused how to enter into the site and loading time is also a big factor. Using full image attracts visitors. it’s also very true.

  • Ronny, October 17, 2012

    I think the full image idea is pretty sweet. However, I also believe when your are trying to increase flow of traffic to your website, you should keep things simple. The easier the functionality of the website with less confusion, the better!

  • Karl, January 27, 2013

    Great web designs for inspiration thanks for sharing these 25 web designs.

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