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20 Web Designs with Stunning Video Backgrounds

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The video background trend in web design is definitely still hot. We first featured roundups of website designs using full-screen video backgrounds and video headers back in Spring, but we’ve stumbled across loads more designs that deserve to be featured here.

This post rounds up 20 more fresh examples of websites that have adopted stunning video backgrounds to introduce the site with motion pictures. Check them out!

Whiteroom

This website has a monochrome color palette and a large VIMEO hosted video on the homepage.

Whiteroom Video Backgrounds

Project Skin

ProjectSkin MD offers aesthetic dermatology, laser medicine and advanced skincare in a state-of-the-art facility. This is their presentation website which features a large, high-quality video background.

Skincare Experts Video Backgrounds

Kalexiko

Birmingham based Kalexiko company is a professional web design & SEO agency. This is their portfolio and presentation website, with a large, video background on the homepage.

Kalexiko Video Backgrounds

Cobble Hill

This is another presentation website which has a vacation-like atmosphere, due to the homepage video of palm trees.

Cobble Hill Web Designs with Stunning Video Backgrounds

Build Films

This is a simple but beautiful presentation website for a film-making company. They showcase one of their video projects right on the homepage.

Build Films Web Designs with Stunning Video Backgrounds

Fresh Design Studio

This is the portfolio of a digital production company. It has some interesting videos playing in the background, all of them with a dark blue color overlay.

Fresh Design Agency Web Design

BWWLD

Divided into four sections, this creative digital agency’s website is truly unique! Each section has a video content, plus some text and shapes overlays.

Creative Digital Partner

Strijp-S

This is the presentation website of a creative studio located in Eindhoven. There’s a video playing in the background and has some text overlays on it.

Strijp-S Web Design video

theQ camera

This is the presentation website of a camera which lets you instantly share your photos across social networks. You have to hit the play button in order to see the homepage video.

theQcamera Web Design video

Final Elements

Another digital creative agency decided to feature a large, full screen video background on the homepage to catch the visitors’ attention. It works!

Final Elements Web Design video

Septime Création

This website pairs the interesting video background with some energetic music. Check it out!

Septime Création Web Design video

Warning: Background music

Life According to Sam

This is the website of the HBO Documentary Film Life According to Sam. It starts with the trailer, right on the homepage.

Life According to Sam Web Design video

Edmonton Events

Edmonton offers residents and visitors many unique festivals and special events throughout the year. This is their website on which they showcase these events.

Edmonton Events Web Design video

Coulee Creative

Coulee Creative is a digital agency specializing in handcrafted websites that stir emotion. This is exactly what their presentation website does right from the homepage.

Coulee Creative Web Design video

Positive Advertising

This website’s homepage features a large video background with a subtle pattern overlay. Looks very interesting!

Positive Advertising Web Design video

Spry

We love the quality of this video background. Discover it yourself, on the link above.

Spry Web Design video

Bellroy

This website showcases an artistic video on a fullscreen layout. Looks interesting and the texts and graphics overlays are a nice touch.

Bellroy Web Design video

High Tide

Breezy and beachy are two words which describe this website’s homepage! Check out the teal-colored video background yourself!

High Tide Web Design video

Poolhouse

There’s a video overlayed on the word POOLHOUSE. Very interesting and dynamic approach. See for yourself!

Poolhouse Web Design video

Fernando Maclen

This is the portfolio of a Southern California-based designer & entrepreneur. It doesn;t have a full screen video, but instead, it uses a very soft, blurred video on the right side of the layout.

Fernando Maclen Web Design video

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

21 Comments

  1. Simon says:

    There are some really great websites in this article. The Whiteboard website is probably my favorite, although they recently updated to a new design. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Ayan says:

    Very nice backgroung and your idea of video backround is interesting, I like very much! creare site craiova

  3. Sydney North says:

    A lot of clients are really concerned about the amount of time the page takes to load, so this could cause a problem. Of course there is a place for every type of design but at the end of the day it is what the customer wants.

  4. SEO Tools says:

    Nice Solution for me, thanks for sharing. Great Tutorial.

  5. Ryan tonner says:

    I personally feel that video background looks nice but you can’t use them in every website. It really depends on client’s project requirement. And of course there are speed and storage issues associated with them.

  6. Web agency lille says:

    Nice list. The idea of video backround is interesting but i’m not sure that many webdesigner will adopt this solution because of the storage/speed page’s problem.

  7. approachnet says:

    i like it actually. It definately depends on the type of site and if done right, it looks great. I haven’t come across a project where a video background works, but hopefully I’ll have one soon.

  8. Dubai Web Design says:

    Everyone loves creative web design. And I guess embedding creative videos makes site more attractive and may be creative too.
    But its really very scary when you see your site broken on different browsers or its older versions as not all browsers might support the plugin you use to embed video in your site.

  9. Rodney says:

    I think the use of videos on web design began to sprout again after the development of HTML5. It was much easier to embed and displays vids as you want them too!

  10. Sweetmag says:

    are there any guidelines to how long the video should be or what size? won’t it increase the load of the site tremendously?

  11. Website Design says:

    I am really liking the idea of a video as a background, seems like a lot simpler than using flash and a lot faster to deploy when doing website Design.

  12. Jake says:

    Chris, nice list!! I never considered using a video this way. Most of our clients want a simple corporate style. I’m going to try and work this into one of our new projects!

    Jak
    http://www.premierseo.com

  13. Mat5hias says:

    Nice list. Also this one is awesome and should go to the list: http://www.scoomadesign.com

  14. designer says:

    I’m loving the banking one, truly impressive

  15. Ceba says:

    Amazing design, really impressive, especially pack

  16. Barjinder says:

    I personally think video backgrounds look cool. Ofcourse, you can’t use them everywhere. But, if you look at the examples, many of these sites are for creative agencies or other websites which are not regularly visited by normal users. So, I think it does makes sense to use video here and make it more visually engaging.

    In the end, I guess it all depends on what website you are creating. You can’t just say video backgrounds are right or wrong for all websites.

  17. David says:

    Chris –
    I’d love your telling us about how you implemented the background videos.
    David

  18. David says:

    I like the movies, but, first there is one thing to do: install Google Analytics (or other analytics tracking sites) and watch three things:

    1. Bounce rates – meaning that a visitor leaves your website after first arriving without visiting any other pages at all. Bounce rates from SEO/SEM range in 90% PLUS. 95% or more is not unusual.
    2. Time on Site – unfortunately these times from new visitors generated by SEO or SEM are less than 30 seconds.
    3. Combination of these two things tells you how difficult it is to retain new visitors AT ALL!!!.
    So, the videos are great. I love them, but, once seen they are ignored by returning visitors, and new visitors may or may not bounce away or stay for under 30 seconds.
    Staying under 30 seconds means that whatever message you intended DID NOT penetrate.
    Oh, what a fuss!!!

  19. janeen says:

    Yikes, what a nightmare. Hopefully these awful video backgrounds on websites will DIE anytime soon. What were they thinking of, when they started this new trend.
    Probably… thizzz izzz soooo KEWL… (uuuhh… NOT) and almost wetting themselves in ecstacy.
    Kinda of a new version of websites – back in the day -, being overloaded with gif-animations. Or the now luckily extinct animated Flash sites.
    Keep sites clean and focus on the content, and just DROP all the nasty frills.

    • Angel Acevedo says:

      Geez, someones a little bitter? Completely disagree. How could you compare that to Flash sites?

      It’s actually visually engaging. It may not work on many sites, but still serve their purpose. You can’t have tons of content without some kind of visual stimuli (at least in this day and age.)

      I’m with you on dropping all the unnecessary gimmicks, however these can work.

    • Jerry Candere says:

      Completely disagree. The goal of these sites is to be highly usable, and the video background is there just as that – a background. Most of these sites have one call to action dead center. The video in the background is loading only on screens that have the bandwidth to do so, and giving a beautiful/quick atmosphere of the site and/or brand. The “frills” are what differentiate things across the web, otherwise everything will look the same.

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