Design

40 Creative and Inspiring Website Backgrounds Techniques

September 8th, 2009

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
6 years 9 months ago

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

Thanks!

danielthepoet
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Agreed. Seriously just got my creative juices flowing.

Alexandre Broggio ( Brasil )
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

thanks for the collection ^_^

Greg
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

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

Noupe
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Thanks for the heads up. Just fixed the link.

Nathan
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Awesomely inspirational collection ;-)

Retweeted.

Gabriella Azurra Sky
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

This is truly a great collection. Truly inspired :)

Gabriella Azurra Sky
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

This is truly a great collection. Truly inspired :)

BlogLuomLat
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

I like Camellie because it very cool :D

I’m from Vietnam

Thomas
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

These are some really awesome designs!

courts_metrages
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

nice list ! thx :)

Claireatwaves
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Some of these are gorgeous!

carl smart
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

great list, I love some of these designs.

e11world
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

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

Jhay
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Cool. Great! Thanks.

Thomas
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Really nice selection, I discover lots of them !

Ivan Miši?
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

THX for the collection :-)

Website Designers Stoke
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Great list, thanks.

madz
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

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

Ahmed
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

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

PelFusion
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

creative and inspiring…

Alex Yang
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

great list ;) thank you!

muhammadiq
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muhammadiq
6 years 9 months ago

simply i love this post ! thanks

Kat
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

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
6 years 9 months ago

love the post! very inspiring…thanks!

John Moray
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John Moray
6 years 9 months ago

Such a great post. Thanks for sharing :)

wien
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

i like GRUNY

AtiKuSDesign
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

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
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Bahy M. Ali
6 years 9 months ago

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.
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Danny G.
5 years 8 months ago

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

laura
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laura
6 years 9 months ago

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

john
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

thx for ur collection

tutorialzine
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Those are some amazing designs. Thanks for the post!

Scripts Directory
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

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

Interface
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Great designs! I particularly like ScaryGirl and Camellie!

steppinout
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Awesome collections

MetacomCreative
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

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
6 years 9 months ago

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

John | English Wilderness
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

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

Alexandros
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Utterly amazing collection!
Thanks for sharing!!!

m*
Guest
6 years 9 months ago

Great collection

ghprod
Guest
6 years 8 months ago

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
6 years 7 months ago

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

Website Templates
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

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
6 years 5 months ago

Nice list. Thanks!

Telugu Cinema
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

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
6 years 3 months ago

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
6 years 2 months ago

Great collections. Truly inspiring.

Segundo Acosta Delgado
Guest
6 years 1 month ago

very good!!!

Elden Littlejohn
Guest
6 years 15 days ago

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
5 years 10 months ago

very inspiring…thanks!

martinezjmiguel
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

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

jaishmin
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

nice

Feeqah Freaq
Guest
Feeqah Freaq
5 years 5 months ago

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

kunal
Guest
5 years 4 months ago

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
5 years 4 months ago

Great design list!

Projekty organizacji ruchu
Guest
5 years 4 months ago

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
4 years 11 months ago

Totally awesome backgrounds!

Ashok
Guest
Ashok
4 years 4 months ago

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

olayinka
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olayinka
3 years 6 months ago

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

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