63 Impressive Website Background-Images: Trends, Resources and Tutorials

April 14th, 2008

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 had carefully created background images to influence how the websites is visually distinct but considerate of their goals in engaging and facilitating the design elements and content.

We have hand-picked background image resources and tutorials one can use to create amazing background images for the next website design.

You might enjoy reading these posts:

Stunning Examples and Trends

Let’s take a look at some great website designs that are very well engaged to the background images

1) Viget/Extend

2) Jazz Clubs

3) Viget/Inspire

4) Straw Poll Now

5) Hebatec

6) Legendary Aircraft

Plain and Simple

7) Lukasz Tyrala

8 ) Subdued

9) Singularity Concepts

10) Eddidit

11) Not Your Average Joe

12) Cubeclub Chemnitz

13) Otramancha

14) Peminoz

15) Time For Cake

16) Dale Harris

17) Kutz Town

18) BootbB

19) Springtime

20) Level Opacity

21) Eleven3

22) Swell Guys

23) Point Of E

24) Abduzeedo

25) Avalonstar

26) Pangaea Festival

27) Team Green Online

28) Deadmetropolis

29) Juxt Interactive

30) Introzo

31) Scoutingforgirls

32) David Hellmann

Where can you find background images?

Below you will find regularly updated online libraries and resources featuring hundreds of textures, patterns, brushes and images. They’ll come in handy when creating Photoshop brushes or your own background images.

Further Resources for Background textures and patterns

How to Control element backgrounds with CSS

Creating Your Own Backgrounds Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials

Background images Generators

The jungle is alive: Be it a collaboration between two or more authors or an article by an author not contributing regularly. In these cases you find the Noupe Editorial Team as the ones who made it. Guest authors get their own little bio boxes below the article, so watch out for these.

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83 comments for „63 Impressive Website Background-Images: Trends, Resources and Tutorials
  1. Gelay on April 14th, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Wow. Some inspirational examples. I am a big fan of bg, so thanks a lot.

  2. Ryan on April 14th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Great Post!

  3. Matt Radel on April 14th, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Awesome list! I think Juxt has had that same look for a couple of years now – it’s amazing how some designs can really stand the test of time.

  4. David on April 14th, 2008 at 10:45 am

    thanks for add!
    nice sites!

  5. James Carlos on April 14th, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Great list of backgrounds. Here’s another great use of design and technique:

  6. Fubiz on April 14th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Very good selection. Thanks for this list!

  7. Binny V A on April 14th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Great list – stumbled!

  8. Andrew Cafourek on April 14th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Another amazing one is the background on the registration/login page over at Vimeo.

  9. Gunner Si on April 14th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Wow! a great list!

  10. Noupe on April 14th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    @Gelay, @Sarah, @Ryan, Gunner Si
    I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

    Thanks @Matt, Juxt is one of my favorites.

    @David, You’re welcome. I really like your design.

    @James, is great too. I am not sure how we missed that ;)

    @Fubiz, i am glad you liked this post.

    @Binny V A, thanks for the stumble :)

    @Andrew Cafourek, Yea Vimeo has an nice background.

  11. David on April 14th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    i’m habby to be here, hehe! :)

  12. Ricardo on April 15th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Great collection.

  13. Mikey on April 15th, 2008 at 1:39 am

    I think the following site also has a stunning background:

  14. Siddharth on April 15th, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Some of these backgrounds are really cool, special Level Opacity one. I appreciate the way you explain the CSS coding to add them as well.

  15. Janko on April 15th, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Excellent collection. It’s amazing how much great ideas can be found.

    No 17, doesn’t match the screenshot in the post.


  16. Nidhi on April 15th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Its great & nice colection

  17. Andy on April 18th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    thanks for the inspiration!

  18. ferdinad on April 30th, 2008 at 6:30 am

    this is awesome. I’m thinking about redesigning my site some time soon. I’ve boomarked this article for future references. Thank you very much!

  19. Paintworkz Web Design on May 14th, 2008 at 6:54 am

    This is a very inspirational post.
    Great work displayed.

  20. Sandeep on June 12th, 2008 at 6:56 am

    Great site…great links….great images….thanks a lot

  21. David on July 7th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    my picture load not correctly, hehe

  22. Felicity on July 8th, 2008 at 4:19 am

    I love number 19 – Springtime. The webpage just feels really great to be on.

  23. bangbouh on July 14th, 2008 at 4:43 pm


  24. Shivaji Mitra on September 20th, 2008 at 12:38 am

    wow, great combination of background images into header.

  25. JONxBLAZE on September 21st, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Great…great collection! Thanks!!!

  26. Denis on October 8th, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Pretty nice tutorial keep it up.

  27. Alanya haber on October 10th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    very good… Thanks you very much !

  28. imran on November 3rd, 2008 at 11:21 pm

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  29. hikaye oku on November 16th, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Awesome list! I think Juxt has had that same look for a couple of years now – it’s amazing how some designs can really stand the test of time.

  30. seks hikayei oku on November 16th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Great list of backgrounds. Here’s another great use of design and technique:

  31. dekorasyon on November 28th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    thank a lot very usfull site

  32. serge on November 9th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

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

  33. Real-Estate on November 26th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    thanks for sharing, some really amazing websites in this list : )

  34. honour chick on December 2nd, 2009 at 2:45 am

    wow, very beautiful backgrounds indeed. thxs for sharing this. ;)

  35. Allen on December 3rd, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Hey! nice backgrounds collections…

  36. Web Guru on February 10th, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Really awesome compilation of impressive website background.

  37. Srinivas on March 17th, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Great collection..

    Thanks for sharing

  38. Online Digital Photography Classes on April 21st, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Ha-ha!! I Was just browsing around, wondering if an online photography course was of some interest for me, and came across of this – an interesting read, thankx!

  39. Active Computech on April 26th, 2010 at 8:06 am

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  41. Kern on August 3rd, 2010 at 10:49 am

    When laying in a background graphic, you need to consider all of the different monitor sizes. background graphics repeat themselves and could look weird on a wide monitor if
    you selected a background size to fit one of the older, smaller monitors.

  42. Natashia Notowitz on August 5th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Interesting post! I was wondering, as I usually read most of the entries here is there any way I can get updates sent to my inbox?

  43. Durga on August 27th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Wow its amazing……….

  44. vinod on September 2nd, 2010 at 7:58 am

    its grate

  45. Nakesha Bassin on September 4th, 2010 at 8:42 am

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  46. dfunk on September 8th, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Nice Work!

  47. Graphic Designer Sydney on September 26th, 2010 at 4:17 am

    I loveeeee the texture background used in some of these!
    Although some of them when I clicked onto the website, it’s changed :(

    Anyway, still – very inspiring!!!

  48. Cristobal Diekema on September 27th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Liking this wallpaper! Looks awesome on my new Mac :)

  49. local dentist page on September 30th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    excellent thanks for great information – this has me motivated now

  50. Mida Cahya on October 17th, 2010 at 5:41 am

    whoa…it’s amazing design.. I want to learn it..!!

  51. Mildred Mcclure on October 23rd, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I actually really like the web template that using, is it custom created?

  52. All Vectors on December 17th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Wow, most of examples posted here look amazing. I will be trying to create something like that for my website.

  53. doubledome on January 14th, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Awesome list of website back ground images, i like the post.

  54. Kenan SKAR on January 22nd, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Hello. Thank you for this nice compilation. Because of it is very useful i bookmarked this page.
    Thank you again and regards.

  55. steve on January 26th, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Great compilation – provided a lot of inspiration for a recent web design job


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  59. Jennifer on February 16th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Very cool, love the backgrounds.

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  60. Zavial Design on March 8th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Really great resource with a nice variety of examples!

  61. Jim on April 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love how the majority of these pics leads to spam sites…go get a real job you fuckin losers…tricking people so that you can get money from advertisers and w/e the else you low lifes get money from.

    The internet is full of shit and its people like you that fill it even more.

  62. Strikesolitaire on April 26th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Nice collection, i like this post.

  63. Realtor Rebate on May 19th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Nice Collection. Specially I like the BootbB website background image. And i am going to use some of the ideas from here.

  64. Supreet on May 26th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Amazing… Luv it …

  65. vague on June 27th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Really great resource, really useful

  66. Independee on August 8th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Wow. Really inspiring. Now I know where to go during my designer’s block moments. Awesome designs, thanks for sharing this! :)

  67. umesh shejole on August 26th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Very nice creative designs. Amazing list! Very inspiring. Excellent work. Good Inspirational work.Thanks!

  68. Feuerschale on September 8th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    these are some amazing site designs. This is true artwork.

  69. Kona on November 24th, 2011 at 5:31 am

    gr8 list. its really helpful. thanks for sharing.

  70. Tim on December 25th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Realy nice choice of backgrounds, great work!

  71. Chandu on February 6th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Inspirational work.Thanks for Sharing

  72. Fabricio on March 1st, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Very useful site for inspiring before begin to design.

  73. Umar Farooque on April 6th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Woahhh, I have never ever seen this type of WordPress Theme. Great Man ! Your Site is Amazing…

  74. arul-ktamandiri on May 15th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    it’s likely good to try

  75. Erim on May 27th, 2012 at 5:45 am

    I like creating smoke and now I can create smoke with my PS. Thanks noupe

  76. Andre on June 25th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Really lovely post wish there are more like this on the web………………..

  77. andy on September 20th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    love it

  78. andy on September 20th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    come on ,why

  79. noizefusion on November 5th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    excelente colección de backgrounds. muy utiles para mis proyectos.


  80. Maciek on December 7th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Awesome i love it

  81. Dre on May 3rd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    great designs you’ ve got here

  82. nanda on September 27th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful collection…loving it..