Apr 14 2008

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


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

About the Author

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Comments and Discussions
  • Gelay, 14 April 2008

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

  • Ryan, 14 April 2008

    Great Post!

  • Matt Radel, 14 April 2008

    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.

  • David, 14 April 2008

    thanks for add!
    nice sites!

  • James Carlos, 14 April 2008

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

  • Fubiz, 14 April 2008

    Very good selection. Thanks for this list!

  • Binny V A, 14 April 2008

    Great list – stumbled!

  • Andrew Cafourek, 14 April 2008

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

  • Gunner Si, 14 April 2008

    Wow! a great list!

  • Noupe, 14 April 2008

    @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, silverbackapp.com 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.

  • David, 14 April 2008

    i’m habby to be here, hehe! :)

  • Ricardo, 15 April 2008

    Great collection.

  • Mikey, 15 April 2008

    I think the following site also has a stunning background: http://www.rubinered.eu

  • Siddharth, 15 April 2008

    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.

  • Janko, 15 April 2008

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

    No 17, http://www.kutztown.edu/ doesn’t match the screenshot in the post.


  • Nidhi, 15 April 2008

    Its great & nice colection

  • Andy, 18 April 2008

    thanks for the inspiration!

  • ferdinad, 30 April 2008

    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!

  • This is a very inspirational post.
    Great work displayed.

  • Sandeep, 12 June 2008

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

  • David, 07 July 2008

    my picture load not correctly, hehe

  • Felicity, 08 July 2008

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

  • bangbouh, 14 July 2008


  • Shivaji Mitra, 20 September 2008

    wow, great combination of background images into header.

  • JONxBLAZE, 21 September 2008

    Great…great collection! Thanks!!!

  • Denis, 08 October 2008

    Pretty nice tutorial keep it up.

  • Alanya haber, 10 October 2008

    very good… Thanks you very much !

  • imran, 03 November 2008

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  • hikaye oku, 16 November 2008

    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.

  • seks hikayei oku, 16 November 2008

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

  • dekorasyon, 28 November 2008

    thank a lot very usfull site

  • serge, 09 November 2009

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

  • Real-Estate, 26 November 2009

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

  • honour chick, 02 December 2009

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

  • Allen, 03 December 2009

    Hey! nice backgrounds collections…

  • Web Guru, 10 February 2010

    Really awesome compilation of impressive website background.

  • Srinivas, 17 March 2010

    Great collection..

    Thanks for sharing

  • 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!

  • Active Computech, 26 April 2010

    These are really amazing and trendsetters for 2011. Get inspired

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  • Kern, 03 August 2010

    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.

  • Natashia Notowitz, 05 August 2010

    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?

  • Durga, 27 August 2010

    Wow its amazing……….

  • vinod, 02 September 2010

    its grate

  • Nakesha Bassin, 04 September 2010

    Great Information, thanks for your useful Article. Also check these nice Website.

  • dfunk, 08 September 2010

    Nice Work!

  • Graphic Designer Sydney, 26 September 2010

    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!!!

  • Cristobal Diekema, 27 September 2010

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

  • local dentist page, 30 September 2010

    excellent thanks for great information – this has me motivated now

  • Mida Cahya, 17 October 2010

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

  • Mildred Mcclure, 23 October 2010

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

  • All Vectors, 17 December 2010

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

  • doubledome, 14 January 2011

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

  • Kenan SKAR, 22 January 2011

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

  • steve, 26 January 2011

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


  • Alonso, 29 January 2011

    I utterly really enjoy it and will likely be returning to scan through a good deal more.Lots of thanks with your valuable web site.

  • Vaughn, 31 January 2011

    I completely adore it and will likely be back to learn alot more.Several thanks to your very good web-site.

  • Jake, 31 January 2011

    I extremely adore it and will be revisiting to check out even more information.Alot of thanks with your fascinating blog site.

  • Jennifer, 16 February 2011

    Very cool, love the backgrounds.

    • Remo Naidu, 27 May 2011

      I completely adore it and will likely be back to learn alot more.Several thanks to your very good web-site

  • Zavial Design, 08 March 2011

    Really great resource with a nice variety of examples!

  • Jim, 04 April 2011

    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.

  • Strikesolitaire, 26 April 2011

    Nice collection, i like this post.

  • Realtor Rebate, 19 May 2011

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

  • Supreet, 26 May 2011

    Amazing… Luv it …

  • vague, 27 June 2011

    Really great resource, really useful

  • Independee, 08 August 2011

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

  • umesh shejole, 26 August 2011

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

  • Feuerschale, 08 September 2011

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

  • Kona, 24 November 2011

    gr8 list. its really helpful. thanks for sharing.

  • Tim, 25 December 2011

    Realy nice choice of backgrounds, great work!

  • Chandu, 06 February 2012

    Inspirational work.Thanks for Sharing

  • Fabricio, 01 March 2012

    Very useful site for inspiring before begin to design.

  • Umar Farooque, 06 April 2012

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

  • arul-ktamandiri, 15 May 2012

    it’s likely good to try

  • Erim, 27 May 2012

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

  • Andre, 25 June 2012

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

  • andy, 20 September 2012

    love it

  • andy, 20 September 2012

    come on ,why

  • noizefusion, 05 November 2012

    excelente colección de backgrounds. muy utiles para mis proyectos.


  • Maciek, 07 December 2012

    Awesome i love it

  • Dre, 03 May 2013

    great designs you’ ve got here

  • nanda, 27 September 2013

    Beautiful collection…loving it..

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