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.