December 31, 2019
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We’ve all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words, well that notion is certainly true with today’s showcase of website designs. These sites greet the user with a huge full-screen photo which not only introduces the site and sets the scene, it can also create an emotional connection with the viewer to attract their attention. Check out this collection of 30 fantastic website designs which all feature a minimal landing page with little content other than beautiful photography.
Do you want more inspiration for full screen photo websites? Check out these web designs with fullscreen slideshows!
Catscarf was born from a desire for high-quality hand-knit for all the beloved felines in our lives. The website has an elegant design that perfectly presents these products.
Molly & Me Pecans
Molly and Me is a restaurant from Charleston’s website. It uses a full-screen image as the first thing people see and overlays white typography and a button in case you want to find out more.
At Joe’s Garage, you can come at any time of day, have fun and enjoy fantastic food and drinks. You’ll definitely have a great time. This restaurant’s website greets you with an impressive full-screen picture and bold, custom fonts.
Simply Chocolate is a company based in Copenhagen, where it is too cold to grow cocoa beans. This led them to find another solution and created a new kind of chocolate. Their website is interactive and has a unique design that presents their products in a creative way.
Pottermore greets you with a full-screen animation that introduces you to the world of Harry Potter. With this website, you can experience the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry like never before.
Björn Meier studied graphic and product design. If you want to get your daily dose of inspiration, check out his impressive portfolio website that greets with a large full-screen image. It masterfully combines large,bold typography with high-quality, professional images.
Martina Sperl’s portfolio website also greets you with an impressive photo of her works. If you’ll keep scrolling you will find an amazing user interface design and layout which will definitely inspire you in your future projects.
Purnaturr is yet another cool website that uses a large full-screen photo to introduce visitors into what this company loves doing. The layout is very simple, clean and minimalist and the showcased photos are all very high quality.
Are you a fan of materials such as aluminum? If so, on this website you’ll find everything related to it. This website is very well designed as it can be a great source of inspiration for web designers who love fullscreen websites and large images and graphics.
Pure Fix Cycles
Pure Cycles started as a desire to see more people using bikes. This company has been designing, developing and delivering cool bikes for 6 years now and if you’ll click and enter their website you will see a beautiful full-screen picture of one of their works.
Roux uses a large full-screen illustrated image of food items which they serve. This website focuses on portraying its outlet and services through various photographs.
Articulate is a really nice design and development studio and practice based in London and this is their portfolio website. The website uses a blurry full-screen image as the first thing people see.
The Design Files Open House
The Design Files are happy to announce their 5th Open House event which will take place on November 23rd and last until November 26th. This company’s website looks elegant and uses a full-screen image in its design layout.
On this personal website, you will find more about Michael Schmid, a German digital designer, and developer. In his work, this designer focuses on brand and responsive web design. His website surely proves his vast experience in this line of work.
Fire Pit Bar
The Fire Pit Bar has a really cool and modern website which will definitely grab your attention, especially through that full-screen image with a dark overlay, on the homepage. The logos pop out and the heading is very visible.
This is an urgent response to a generation’s search for a life purpose and this website, Serve Seattle, presents this team’s urban missions. It has a simple, yet personalized design, due to the clever choice of script fonts for the homepage heading. The navigation is scroll-based and the whole design is very inviting to the users.
Matt Morris Wines
Matt Morris Wines is an elegant website that presents what has now become a brand and changed an entire city. They use a full-screen image of wines as the first thing visitors see.
This website presents an audiovisual studio. Their work focuses on animations, videos, and media consulting. The website, Ende looks great and uses a full-screen black and white image.
This agency engages in creating websites, interfaces, branding and other developing projects. They have a cool website with an animated full-screen background.
F A L V É
Are you a fan of Falvé, a menswear label from Wellington, New Zeeland. It started as a family business and it has grown since. This is the label’s website which beautifully presents their products.
Lebledor is an Asian restaurant that serves really good food and has a beautiful website which will definitely inspire you in future projects.
Appd is a Russian website that uses full-screen illustrations to present content in a really creative way. The result is impressive and worth following.
What You Are
This website’s motto is “What you feel is what you are” and that’s exactly what they manage to suggest through their beautiful website. They say that when you feel that a part of your life belongs in the mountains or in the wind, that element is exactly what you are.
Knuckles Industries focuses on furniture and industrial design and their website has quite a creative design layout at which you might want to have a closer look at!
Brave People is an agency for the detailed, as they like to call themselves, and their website greets you with full-screen animations and beautiful imagery. It also offers an impeccable user experience.
Dickson Fong is a designer at Google, where he works with a talented team to connect people and cultures all over the globe. This is his website, which shares with us a few of his beliefs through the huge motto overlayed on a blurred photo.
Intersection aims to create exchanges between brands and people and this is this company’s website which uses a full-screen black and white image.
Sauve Une Vie
Sauve Une Vie is a really nice website that proposes an experience which you can choose to take part in. The website uses an impressive full-screen picture as the first thing visitors see.
This company creates products that actually work and fill a void and this is their website. The website looks amazing, it has an impressive design layout and some really cool representative images.
Humblebee is a digital studio that uses design and technology to solve problems. This agency’s website uses full-screen images on its homepage, combined with simple white typography. This design helps them deliver information in a very eye-catching way.
This website invites you to explore the Lundhags good quality products. The first thing you will see will be a full-screen image of one of their products.
This is a really nice portfolio website which uses a full-screen slideshow to present this artist’s work. The overall layout is minimalist and the transitions and navigation systems are very well coded.
Hey! Chris, Thanks for this sharing these great full screen photo websites
This tutorial covers part one of a multi-part series where we’ll go through the process of building a stylish design portfolio website. In this particular article we’ll create the visual concept and overall design concept in Photoshop, using various effects, blending modes and layer styles to create all the detailed elements of the design.
I think this is the current trend in web design. I always see website with full screen background on their home page, sometimes it is good but sometimes it is bad when you did not use this properly
I like the idea but it can get a bit annoying after a while. I hope it doesn’t become the thing to do always in websites.
This got me thinking about something. If used a full picture for the backdrop of my Website would that be too distracting
Works really well with some but with others can be a bit distracting from site information.
I’d love to add a site like these into my portfolio. Thanks for the list
The Nina Black site is fantastic. I’m on a 27″ monitor and even at that size the scrollable first image was clear and crisp.
The agency I work for created a similar site that uses cover on the home page.
Nina Black does it for me, although this is not fully optimized for Blackberry’s, apart from this a great site overall.
This got me thinking about something. If used a full picture for the backdrop of my Website would that be too distracting?
There are some cases when picture says more, or better way than bunch of text. It surely is not useful for each project. It really depends on what is your priority, what your website should tell to its visitors, but I think, it is good solution for photographers, webdesigners/artists, design product landing page…
Good list some – I think some are a little too minimal and the navigation options a little too stripped back to give a great user experience.
Thank you for including, Chris. I really appreciate it!t