40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

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Web designers compete to impress visitors with distinctive and appealing visual elements. Background images are one of those visual elements that when designed properly, can create an amazing atmosphere and convey the style the designer has chosen.

In this post you will see how web designers carefully created background images to achieve their goals in engaging and facilitating the design elements and content.

Illustrative & Sketchy Backgrounds

Camellie

ScaryGirl

CreativeJoomlaDesign

Deanoakley

Fritz-quadrata

HugsForMonsters

Hutchhouse

CarrerasConFuturo

Chucku

Photoshoped Backgrounds

Littlebigplanetoid

Gruny

Cpeople

Dreamerlines

Matt Mullenweg

Koodoz

Lebloe

Using Textures and Brushes

Beakable

Ftdesigner

Loukotka

Ryanmcmaster

Brownblogfilms

Snopp

Subvert

Jameslaicreative

MarkupAndStyle

Repeating Pattern

ThingsThatAreBrown

Soyuzno

Go on Web

Simple and Elegant

Envato

Elliotjaystocks

Multiple Backgrounds

Mergeweb

StoryPixel

Kevinlucius

Carbonica

Odosketch

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Gennice
Guest

Amazing collection! These truly inspired me for redesigning my blog soon.

Thanks!

danielthepoet
Guest

Agreed. Seriously just got my creative juices flowing.

Alexandre Broggio ( Brasil )
Guest

thanks for the collection ^_^

Greg
Guest

Umm the image linked to and listed as Duirwaigh is showing the design from Matt Mullenweg’s ma.tt site

Noupe
Guest

Thanks for the heads up. Just fixed the link.

Nathan
Guest

Awesomely inspirational collection ;-)

Retweeted.

Gabriella Azurra Sky
Guest

This is truly a great collection. Truly inspired :)

Gabriella Azurra Sky
Guest

This is truly a great collection. Truly inspired :)

BlogLuomLat
Guest

I like Camellie because it very cool :D

I’m from Vietnam

Thomas
Guest

These are some really awesome designs!

courts_metrages
Guest

nice list ! thx :)

Claireatwaves
Guest

Some of these are gorgeous!

carl smart
Guest

great list, I love some of these designs.

e11world
Guest

This will really help me design my up-coming blog. Thanks for the wonderful list.

Jhay
Guest

Cool. Great! Thanks.

Thomas
Guest

Really nice selection, I discover lots of them !

Ivan Miši?
Guest

THX for the collection :-)

Website Designers Stoke
Guest

Great list, thanks.

madz
Guest

Errr, I can’t choose one, because I like simple blog designs, something that suits my personality.

Ahmed
Guest

i love the Gruny its also in free wordpress theme u can search it

PelFusion
Guest

creative and inspiring…

Alex Yang
Guest

great list ;) thank you!

muhammadiq
Guest

simply i love this post ! thanks

Kat
Guest

Some friends of mine made the Scarygirl site, great to see it in the list ;)

You can read an interview I did with them on Vectortuts+

http://vector.tutsplus.com/articles/interviews/interview-with-nathan-jurevicius-touch-my-pixel-and-renmotion/

desgaus
Guest

love the post! very inspiring…thanks!

John Moray
Guest

Such a great post. Thanks for sharing :)

wien
Guest

i like GRUNY

AtiKuSDesign
Guest

The last design I worked on had an interesting background which, at first was a tough one to code, but now I have it working and can use that technique from now on.

Great list of inspiration, thanks!

Bahy M. Ali
Guest

Thinkgeek.com also uses an awesome technique in using multiple backgrounds, it took me a while to figure how they did it, but it turned to be as simple as layers!.. that is a really inspiring post, thank you =)

Danny G.
Guest

How does thinkgeek.com do it. im trying to do something like it?

laura
Guest

Interesting backgrounds; wonder how long they take to load and how they are on mobile.

john
Guest

thx for ur collection

tutorialzine
Guest

Those are some amazing designs. Thanks for the post!

Scripts Directory
Guest

Wow! you’ve a very nice list of creative designs. Keep on posting such useful things and let the creative juices flow.

Interface
Guest

Great designs! I particularly like ScaryGirl and Camellie!

steppinout
Guest

Awesome collections

MetacomCreative
Guest

A lot of cool sites here! Background techniques are always great to see. Almost makes me want to re-do my current one, haha.

Shanna from Roger West
Guest

Great collection! What was your criteria for choosing these sites?

John | English Wilderness
Guest

A fantastic collection. Hopefully I can find inspiration to liven up my webpages.

Alexandros
Guest

Utterly amazing collection!
Thanks for sharing!!!

m*
Guest

Great collection

ghprod
Guest

Really amazing collection!

they really outstanding of designed!

Attitude Design | Graphic Design Portfolio
Guest

Some really creative designs here – thanks for the post.

sab
Guest

Thanks for the information. It will be useful for many.

Website Templates
Guest

It is a nice collection and all designs are of the same capacity.Any one can get more better design by using search engine.

Suunnittelua
Guest

Nice list. Thanks!

Telugu Cinema
Guest

Your free wallpaper are all nice, simple yet elegant and very creative. keep up the good work.. You make people happy with your nice works..

Carolina Custom Designs
Guest

This is a very nice collection! It is always inspiring to see what other designers are creating. I really liked the BrownBlogFilms design.

Sameir
Guest

Great collections. Truly inspiring.

Segundo Acosta Delgado
Guest

very good!!!

Elden Littlejohn
Guest

Thanks for the review.

Another thing, loving your blog layout. I had a similar blog to yours before I sold it on a few months ago.

jaishmin
Guest

very inspiring…thanks!

martinezjmiguel
Guest

Nice collection, would like to share mine as well, simple and quick solution I did for my portfolio, thanks for the post.

jaishmin
Guest

nice

Feeqah Freaq
Guest

nice and thank you very much… your list helped me in my assignment.. just bookmarked this in case i forgot.. =)

kunal
Guest

I create custom designs for websites, interfaces and
webapps based on your requirements & preferences. I’m
experienced in print and identity design too

I*Creative
Guest

Great design list!

Projekty organizacji ruchu
Guest

What plugs are you currently using to avoid spam?I’ve got TONS of spam in the comments on my blog. Cant take care of it :/. Akismet fails generally.

Brian
Guest

Totally awesome backgrounds!

Ashok
Guest

Some of the designs are really good and awesome!!!

olayinka
Guest

wonderful stuffs you’ve got ….. it cool and lovely …

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