25 Websites with Awesome Backgrounds

Last updated: Monday February 06th 2012
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In recent years the use of large background photos and illustrations has become increasingly common in web design. In some cases the background image is the most distinct feature of the design.

There are all kinds of different backgrounds that can be used, like nature photos, nature illustrations, and abstract designs. In this post I showcase 25 websites with impressive backgrounds that really make the sites stand out. If you’re looking to make a website or a design memorable, a large background may be a good option.

Starmatic

Karina Samba

Eggsquis

Solasié

Museum of Science and Industry

365 Days of Astronomy

Ecoki iPhone Reader

Priid

Ray’s Lab

Shipment App

Nanda & Juan Diego

Small Studio

Wells Riley

Moods of Norway

Inservio Web Solutions

Noah Stokes

Fleming Steele

Digital Love

Centro Genesis

Stephan Siegrist

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Eastpoint Community Church

Havana Bar

Experience Wyndham

Drupalcon DC

About the author
Laurence

I am a 26 year old WordPress Web Designer and SEO Consultant based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK. I have designed and maintained sites with over 20,000 pages on large corporate websites, smaller small business sites, and tiny personal websies and blogs. I provide freelance WordPress web design services in my evenings and weekends and also work full time at Toast Design in Banbury. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook and on Google+.