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 Iggy

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


  1. Yacht charter Dubai says:

    Amazing Designs.. Got inspired to make my new designs like this..

  2. horoscope matching says:

    This is really nice work ! Thanks a lot..

  3. web designer says:

    thank's fot the sharing

  4. Web Design Abu dhabi says:

    Great collection..this trend is awesome

  5. Web Design Abu dhbai says:

    Great collection..this trend is great

  6. Jiwan Tamang says:

    Nice Collection..THank to author….

  7. Dave says:

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

  8. Liam says:

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

  9. Sadik says:

    like it…best collections..

  10. Jeanne says:

    Thank you! Beautiful selection.

  11. Penny Williams says:

    Awesome designs!! thanks for sharing.

  12. rick says:

    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.

  13. Live Tag Web Design says:

    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!

  14. vicky says:

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  15. Stian says:

    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…

  16. Marcos says:

    Amazing! Thank u!

  17. Rochelle Dancel says:

    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 :)

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