30 Web Designs with Full Screen Background Photos

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The trend of full screen background images has definitely become more popular over recent years. It was once only really prevailent with fashion or photography sites that relied particularly on impactful imagery, but now we can see the use of large photos spanning the page on sites of almost any topic. Large images have always been a proven tool for grabbing attention as we’ve seen in printed magazines, posters and advertisements, so it’s interesting to them being used in a similar way in web design.

The Brooklyn Soap Company

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Leve Hytter

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Piction iPhone App

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Drexel University

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We Grow Communities

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Boundary Breaks Vineyard

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Ryan Edy

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Colossal Media

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Muriel Labro

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Aspect Photography

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Engage Interactive

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Kiawah Island Real Estate

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Broken Twill

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Let’s Travel Somewhere

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The Paper Mill

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South & Eleven

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Jason Miller Studio

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Zulu & Zephyr

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Black Dog Films

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Written by Chris Spooner

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

  • Rochelle Dancel

    Thank you for putting together these beautiful examples for inspiration. One of the challenges I'm grappling with at the minute is in implementing this trend alongside the rise in responsive websites. On the offchance that you're planning a future tutorial, a suggested method of implementing a large photo background responsively for a massive monitor and a phone would be great :)

  • Marcos

    Amazing! Thank u!

  • Stian

    Cool that a Norwegian site found its way to ur line up. "Leve Hytter".

    Maybe this could be a tutorial for ur other site? How to use one big picture as background and make it work for all reolutions and the limitatons…

  • vicky

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  • Live Tag Web Design

    it's amazing what a high quality background image can do to a website, i've always found myself steering away but this collection has give me some food for thought!

  • http://@wrickmitchell rick

    Nice review, another helpful topic Chris, thanks.
    But of course the challenge remains as to how to best compose and size background photos for mobile delivery too, e.g. if the shot gets cropped from horizontal to vertical. The composition of these shots still enabled them to look good though I imagine that they must have been compressed to the visual limit.
    Gets ya thinking about using full photos again.

  • Penny Williams

    Awesome designs!! thanks for sharing.

  • Jeanne

    Thank you! Beautiful selection.

  • Liam

    Awesome! I really like this. keep up with the good work. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Sadik

    like it…best collections..

  • Dave

    Great collection of designs, I'm going to have to start implementing the full screen background more.

  • Jiwan Tamang

    Nice Collection..THank to author….

  • Web Design Abu dhbai

    Great collection..this trend is great

  • Web Design Abu dhabi

    Great collection..this trend is awesome

  • web designer

    thank's fot the sharing

  • horoscope matching

    This is really nice work ! Thanks a lot..