20 Cool Website Designs with Full Screen Slideshows

Read the full post

Javascript slideshows became increasingly popular thanks to the introduction of libraries such as jQuery. We’re used to seeing slideshows contained in a box somewhere on the page, but nowadays we’re seeing supersize slideshows that span the whole screen. This post showcases 20 cool websites that make use of this full screen slideshow effect to promote their content.

The Kitchen Community

View the website


View the website

Blind Barber

View the website

Planet Propaganda

View the website


View the website

Ismael Burciaga

View the website

Onside Sports Agency

View the website


View the website

The NoMad Hotel

View the website


View the website

Rory McIlroy

View the website

Regenerate Music Company

View the website

Colleen Clapp

View the website


View the website

Code Slingers Challenge

View the website

Rally Interactive

View the website

Digital Kitchen

View the website

View the website

Lake Nona

View the website

Interni Design Studio

View the website

Free web shadows pack for every subscriber

Join the mailing list to have new content delivered straight to your email inbox. Every subscriber gets a free pack of realistic web shadows.

Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Iggy's design tutorials and articles at his Web Design Blog or follow his daily findings on Twitter.


  1. Reeoo says:

    I think the Full Screen Slideshows is very suitable to demonstrate product.

  2. Hi Chris,

    There's some great layouts here. Slideshows are a good choice for portfolio style sites, or any which are graphic-heavy.

    Best wishes, Alex

  3. Great post.

    Check out this one that my company made for a furniture design client of ours in Hong Kong. and it's fully responsive :)

  4. adams says:

    Amazing slideshow…great collection cool websites..

  5. Osho Garg says:

    Good Collection Chris. Some Of Them Are Really Awesome Layouts Specially Lake Nona Menu Bar Awesome :)

  6. Nice collection Chris. How would these full screen slideshow work on tablets and mobile devices? I know all about responsive design but would it look as good?

  7. Amazing work Chris such a nice collection of designs..
    I think slideshows must be a better choice for portfolio..

  8. Karina says:

    Hi Chris,
    thanks for sharing the cool site-examples. I got a question, do you ask the site-owners when you use their screendesigns as screenshots. Is it definately legal to use these pictures under copyright? Of course there would be a huge problem worldwide, cos we got these best-of-lists all over the place. But this does not mean that it is legal to do so. Waht do you think? Who has experience, may Chris or ANY other blogger use any picture (even with link deeplink to the "creator") in an own context?

    Appreciate your opinions
    Best regards

  9. Sander says:

    Here's another example of a fullscreen background photo slideshow Advantage of such slideshows is that it looks great on every screensize, but performance can be a little low due to large images that have to be downloaded.

  10. Gonzalo says:

    Very inspiring! As usual…

  11. My website inside the comment uses big photo and it is one page. Please consider for next time.

  12. Ankita Shinde says:

    really it is great…
    more attractive <a href="">web design</a>

  13. Hello Chris.

    Fantastic collection on the full screen slideshow website. It is amazing that a nice big image can totally transform into a nice looking website, however I believe it it best to keep it these types of web designs to minimal content being display unless you can use something like 30% opacity so the user can see the background image as well as the content.

    Kind Regards.
    Sky Blue.

  14. We love full screen slideshow sites but they are only practical for those companies that are visual in nature. Landscapers, architects, and any industry that is visual based would benefit greatly but I'm not sure that other businesses would benefit as much. Great examples of websites using full screen jquery slideshows!!

  15. Awesome collection that you have share here. It’s really inspiring! I think this kind of slideshows cab be useful to make portfolio site or for representing new launch products or services. I feel so happy by seeing this collection.

  16. greetings earthling, how can we get our site listed, it's pretty hideous and has no special effects, thanks…

  17. ErfanTextile says:

    Simply the best post I found out on the web about this subject.

  18. Nice one sir, it is really provide me the innovative way of design to implementing.

  19. ColourKraft says:

    Blind Barber is one of my all time favourite designs, so simple yet effective. It's great to see it included here.

  20. hi iggy, your article about fullsceen slideshows website collecation is so inspairational for me and it makes me interested to use this sl ideshows more in my future projects, thanks.

  21. Zac says:

    Hi iggy,
    Thanks for the post. A great collection of the full screen slide show web presences. Nice job.

Leave a response