As the monitor resolution and internet speed is advancing, it seems like more and more designers use over-sized photo or illustrated image as the website’s background. Large background image can create the stunning visual effect, especially for high resolution monitors. It can also add more life to your site design compared to the traditional tiled background graphic. Here is a collection of 80 websites that used large image as the site background (must-see, you won’t be disappointed).

Photographic Styles

August

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Car Freaks

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Twelve Restaurant

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Future of Web Design

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Summer – tnvacation.com

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MacAllan Ridge

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Fall – tnvacation.com

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Jirnsum.eu

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Go To China

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Traffik

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Legendary Aircraft

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Surf in Paradise

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Family Vacation Survival Guide

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Flame Digital

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Sundance Festival

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Visit Cascadia

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Frisk Design

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Dizzain

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Eleven3

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IMEEM

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Monterey

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Pueblo Bonito

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Jansport

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Champneys

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Include Digital

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Alba Nigra

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Welcomebrand.co.uk

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Nefty’s World

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MVP Movie

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Upstruct

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My Kid Took These

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Cinq7

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Liberato Creative

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Adventure Here

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Mountain Biking by 198

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Get London Reading

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Free People

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Youlove.us

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Brandon Wolvin

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Twiistup.com

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Buen Retiro Vergara

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The Farmer and the Chef

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CSS Layout

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Pi-inc.net (flash)

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Jamie Oliver

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Pivonka.eu

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CNC Costume National

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Buy For Less

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Wellington Lions

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Charles Martin Books

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Lipton Green Mint

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Electricurrent.com

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MTV

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BHeurosong

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The Hip Hop Music

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Easycut.es

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Careforkidsfarm.com

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Illustrative Styles

Design Jobs on the Wall

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Spring – tnvacation.com

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Viget – Inspire

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Dara’s Garden

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Ma.tt

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N.Design Studio

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Jason Bradbury

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Radu Ceuca

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Singularity Concepts

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The Rox

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The Mattinator

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Rock Your Look

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NJ Rebel

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Antiphrasis

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Pojeta

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Volll

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Div Voted

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Campingilfrutteto.it

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StrawPoll

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Refresh Teesside

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Dean Oakley

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Adit Shukla

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Rawkes

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Want more?

Check out my Best Web Gallery for more inspiration.

Also, don’t forget to learn how to CSS a large background site.

500 Comments

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  1. Readymade Websites
    Jul 7, 2012 @ 2:41 am

    Good design. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

    • Luxury Spa Breaks
      Sep 5, 2012 @ 8:32 am

      Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it
      was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

      I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any helpful hints for novice blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

      Reply

  2. jacklinton4real@yahoo.co.uk
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    I need a background without a design, please
    U can send to this E-mail Address: jacklinton4real@yahoo.co.uk
    thanks.

    Reply

    • Luxury Spa Breaks
      Sep 5, 2012 @ 8:36 am

      It’s amazing designed for me to have a website, which is helpful for my knowledge. thanks admin

      Reply

  3. Alquiler yates Ibiza
    Sep 5, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    I have found that the large background picture makes designing, especially with blogs, much easier. You can get the exact look that you are trying to accomplish without having to mess with multiple fields and elements.

    Reply

  4. I-dizajn
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Very great collection and beautiful web sites!!

    Reply

  5. Huynh Hieu
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    nice background for website design! thank so much!

    Reply

  6. Natasha
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    I’m trying to pick a design for a spa website

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  7. Aamir Shahzad
    May 8, 2013 @ 4:49 am

    Nice collection i love it…

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  8. Web Design Company
    May 24, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    I am really glad to read this website posts which consists of tons of useful information,
    thanks for providing such data.

    Reply

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