25 Websites with Awesome Backgrounds

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 we’ll 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.

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

Studio 7 Designs

Studio 7 Designs

Lift

Lift

365 Days of Astronomy

365 Days of Astronomy

Ecoki iPhone Reader

Ecoki iPhone Reader

Priid

Priid

Ray’s Lab

Ray's Lab

Shipment App

Shipment App

Nanda & Juan Diego

Nanda & Juan Diego

Small Studio

Small Studio

Wells Riley

Wells Riley

The Kennedys

The Kennedys

Yvan Rodic

Yvan Rodic

Moods of Norway

Moods of Norway

Inservio Web Solutions

Inservio Web Solutions

Noah Stokes

Noah Stokes

Fleming Steele

Fleming Steele

Digital Love

Digital Love

Centro Genesis

Centro Genesis

Stephan Siegrist

Stephan Siegrist

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Eastpoint Community Church

Eastpoint Community Church

Havana Bar

Havana Bar

Experience Wyndham

Experience Wyndham

Drupalcon DC

Drupalcon DC

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  • aledesign.it, February 6, 2012

    A good stuff here..Thanks!

  • Paul, February 7, 2012

    Making and placing a visually enhanced background really helps the website’s overall aesthetics. My younger days as an artist taught me that creativity such as this keeps the user on the page longer. My hat is off to you for posting these attractive websites.

  • Nora @ Logo Design, February 7, 2012

    These are really Awesome web designs background. Thanks for sharing.

  • omvaishnav, February 7, 2012

    Ya, Nice Collection here….. Thanks for sharing.. !!

  • Nicolas Lazopoulos, February 8, 2012

    Amazing backgrounds! Inspiring.

  • Smashious, February 9, 2012

    Amazing backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Lord Jay, February 9, 2012

    So so cool… ***winks***

  • Courtney, February 10, 2012

    Awesome design ideas!

  • Wedding Magician, February 10, 2012

    My goodness there are some amazing designers out there! I love the Noah Stokes one!

  • Su Hall, February 12, 2012

    Great list! There are some great pages out there!! I enjoyed this post! Thank you!

    I’d like to know how this header is done:

    http://shabbyblogs.com/

    I like it for the subtle-ness of it.

    Thanks, again!

    Su

  • Rajan Arora, February 15, 2012

    Nice collection.

  • Scott, February 17, 2012

    Very nice collection!

    Regarding the shabbyblogs header – I think they built it with simple divs & background images, then used a small flash movie to create the little guy on a swing.

  • Lauren, February 21, 2012

    The Drupal site has long been a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing.

  • Alex Tukk, April 9, 2012

    Amazing rcoki & creating reality backgrounds are too good

  • Cisco, April 16, 2013

    AWESOME designs – geeee wish I could update my site to something amazing like you have there !

    BOOM