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30 Web Designs that Fully Embrace the Hero Image

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Today’s roundup showcases 30 sites that fully embrace the hero image, granting the maximum amount of space possible to this design feature and shifting all other content thousands of pixels down the page.

Hero images prominently fill the screen to wow the user, often only accompanied by a heading or a sentence and a single call to action such as a signup form or button links.

The Hero image trend in the web design industry has developed so much over the past few years that the vast majority of new designs feature some kind of large introductory photograph.

These huge background images have been dubbed hero images, a term that has been adopted from the print industry where page filling images are commonly seen in magazines.

Ghost – The Professional Publishing Platform

Here’s a great example of a website which has a layout that fully embraces the hero look. It’s a full page with a big heading and several call-to-action buttons that inspire you to go further.

Ghost - The Professional Publishing Platform

Fivefootsix

This is a beautiful site where the web designer used a full-screen typography animation to capture the visitor’s attention. Follow this link and see its full design.

Fivefootsix

The Renovator

This website was created for online training programs and it includes neat features and an eye-catching design.

The Renovator

Molly & Me Pecans

This is another excellent example of a website design which adopts the hero image. The layout includes a full-screen image, a big heading, a button which inspires you to click it, and more.

Molly & Me Pecans

Kin HR

Check out this stunning website which includes many neat features. Like the layouts before, this design also takes up all the space with a high-quality image and a big heading.

Kin HR

Hammerhead

This is a wonderful website which was created for bike lovers. It includes an eye-catching design and great functionalities.

Hammerhead

Playground Inc.

Get your inspiration from this outstanding website which has a professional layout with neat features. This design includes multiple animated illustrations that will definitely get your attention.

Playground Inc.

Ditto Residential

This is a great template which proves that you can perfectly use a video background for your website. This, plus a big heading, and call-to-action buttons to take you throughout the site.

Ditto Residential

Rob Lutter

This is an amazing website with a creative design that will surely get noticed. The layout includes a full-screen image and a small menu icon which allows you to view the whole content of the page.

Rob Lutter

Daniella Draper

This design shows that you can use a full-screen image and a big, strong heading to get people’s attention. Also, you can use a button to make them subscribe or explore various aspects of your site.

Daniella Draper

The Gilder

Check out this layout which includes a wide image that takes up all the space and the logo. This is a gorgeous design which uses parallax effect between various sections.

The Gilder

InVision

This is another stunning example of a website design which embraces the hero image. The layout has a big image, a large heading, a central button, and other features.

InVision

Red Bullet

This is a neat site which has a simple but effective design. This will definitely get your attention, making you want to know more about it.

Red Bullet

CatScarf

Here’s an eye-catching website design which will surely get your attention. Follow this link and see its full features.

CatScarf

Mextures

You can use this design as an inspiration for future projects. This demonstrates how a black background can use used to emphasize various pieces of information.

Mextures

Martina Sperl

This website has a creative design which will definitely get your attention. It uses a big heading, a creative side menu, and more.

Martina Sperl

Pollen

This website was created for a digital branding agency. It includes video background and various subtle effects on each image.

Pollen

eHouse Studio

Here’s another beautiful website which has a great design. This will definitely get your attention. Check it out!

eHouse Studio

Cleverbird Creative

This is an outstanding website which includes many powerful features. These include parallax effect, beautiful menu design, various animations, and more.

Cleverbird Creative

The Art Of Sculpting

Here’s an exceptional website design which any fitness enthusiasts can use as a guideline for their future websites. This includes all the required fields and also an attractive design.

The Art Of Sculpting

Papertelevision

This is a gorgeous website which has a well-thought design. Follow this link and discover its full features and functionalities.

Papertelevision

M2B

This is a stunning website which has an eye-catching design. Also, it includes many neat features such as parallax effect, lovely animations, high-quality images, etc.

M2B

Magisto

Here you have an exceptional website which will definitely get your user’s attention. This colorful design includes powerful features that boost its performances.

Magisto

Reminder Media

This is a gorgeous website with a pixel-perfect design. Get inspired by this layout and create your own projects.

Reminder Media

Gladz

Here’s an amazing site which has a well-thought creative design. The layout has multiple animation effects that will keep your users engaged.

Gladz

Matter of Form

This is an exceptional website which includes full-screen high-quality images, video backgrounds, animations, etc.

Matter of Form

Juliana Bicycles

This is another wonderful example of a web design that will get users attention. Follow this link and discover its full features.

Juliana Bicycles

Fireworx

To make sure your layouts stand out, you should consider adding some dynamic images which will bring your designs to life.

Fireworx

Barcamp Omaha

This is an amazing example of a great website which uses beautiful illustrations. Also, it includes animations and other neat features.

Barcamp Omaha

QUALITY PEOPLES

Here is an exceptional website which includes many neat features and functionalities. Get inspired by this design and use what you learn in your future projects.

QUALITY PEOPLES

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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.

26 Comments

  1. phil says:

    They are all well designed websites. You have to be really good with JavaScript or Jquery to pull that off

  2. Simon says:

    Thanks again Chris. I was suffering from designer block on a current project today and this selection really helped to inspire me.

  3. Chris this is awesome, thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Teelah says:

    These are great, full screen large images are so popular now. Glad to see some great responsive design in the mix. Thanks for the share though. Are any of these wordpress templates?

  5. Jack Thorogood says:

    Asana is quite a nice example of a mainstream, more ‘functional’ site which employs this approach too.

  6. very very nice:)

    thank you

    “yashasin azarbaijan”

  7. Very well done. Your create amazing inspiration jobs.

  8. GraphicIded says:

    Good Idea for web designing thanks

  9. Jay Kapor says:

    Great Article. it’s Really Helpful and Enjoyable Post for Every Blogger. Thank you very much for Sharing with us

  10. Ian Harris says:

    Hey Chris,

    Where’s the weekly sites of the week? Have you lost internet connection? (lol)

    I need my Friday fix!

  11. Apex says:

    I personally like Cleverbird Creative web design. It has good look and feel and a samll change in Jquery and CSS would make it suitable according to your website needs.
    All theme are great !! thnaks for posting such a nice collection of wed designs

  12. Hi there, I found your website via Google while looking for a related topic, your website came up, it looks good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  13. hi,thank you very much for website
    good wishes

  14. Zahir says:

    Hi Chris

    I am mainly a graphics designer and haven’t really concentrated on web design. Seeing this article has made me realise you can merge the traditional graphic content on the Web. You don’t have to follow the same boring designs concept that most websites use.

    Thanks for sharing

    Regards

  15. Denise says:

    These are truly inspirational web designs. These types of landing pages can easily increase conversion rate.

  16. lagu says:

    hhmmmm very nice template .
    i see some template use nice css3 and jquery ..

  17. Addictive says:

    Thanks for sharing these awesome inspirational designs..

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  19. Pankaj says:

    I personally like Gost web design.
    All theme are great !! thnaks for posting such a nice collection of wed designs. I also find related matter at apextgi.com thats sounds good and informative for good designig

  20. Very good post. I like your website very much!

  21. roz says:

    Great list, I love the trend of big hero images on websites, its so sleek and modern.

  22. Conner says:

    The whole ‘hero’ idea sounds so odd in theory, but so many people have been able to use it to amazing results! It’s so in your face, and it seems like it would be obnoxious and annoying, but it really isn’t the case at all (for most of all). I’m tempted to try that whole design idea in the future!

  23. Amos says:

    Hey Phil
    I think the information is great. thanks for your marvelous work.

  24. These are great, full screen large images are so popular now. Glad to see some great responsive design in the mix. Thanks for the share though. Are any of these word press templates?

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