Inspiration

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.

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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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Gelay
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8 years 1 month ago

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

Ryan
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8 years 1 month ago

Great Post!

Matt Radel
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8 years 1 month ago

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
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8 years 1 month ago

thanks for add!
nice sites!

James Carlos
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8 years 1 month ago

Great list of backgrounds. Here’s another great use of design and technique:
http://silverbackapp.com/

Fubiz
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8 years 1 month ago

Very good selection. Thanks for this list!

Binny V A
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8 years 1 month ago

Great list – stumbled!

Andrew Cafourek
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8 years 1 month ago

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

Gunner Si
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8 years 1 month ago

Wow! a great list!

Noupe
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8 years 1 month ago

@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
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8 years 1 month ago

i’m habby to be here, hehe! :)

Ricardo
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8 years 1 month ago

Great collection.

Mikey
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Mikey
8 years 1 month ago

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

Siddharth
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8 years 1 month ago

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
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8 years 1 month ago

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
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Nidhi
8 years 1 month ago

Its great & nice colection

Andy
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8 years 1 month ago

thanks for the inspiration!

ferdinad
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8 years 25 days ago

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!

Paintworkz Web Design
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8 years 11 days ago

This is a very inspirational post.
Great work displayed.

Sandeep
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Sandeep
7 years 11 months ago

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

David
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7 years 10 months ago

my picture load not correctly, hehe

Felicity
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7 years 10 months ago

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

bangbouh
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7 years 10 months ago

inspiring!

Shivaji Mitra
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7 years 8 months ago

wow, great combination of background images into header.

JONxBLAZE
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7 years 8 months ago

Great…great collection! Thanks!!!

Denis
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7 years 7 months ago

Pretty nice tutorial keep it up.

Alanya haber
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7 years 7 months ago

very good… Thanks you very much !

imran
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7 years 6 months ago

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hikaye oku
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7 years 6 months ago

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
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7 years 6 months ago

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

dekorasyon
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7 years 5 months ago

thank a lot very usfull site

serge
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6 years 6 months ago

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

Real-Estate
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6 years 5 months ago

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

honour chick
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6 years 5 months ago

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

Allen
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6 years 5 months ago

Hey! nice backgrounds collections…

Web Guru
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6 years 3 months ago

Really awesome compilation of impressive website background.

Srinivas
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6 years 2 months ago

Great collection..

Thanks for sharing

Online Digital Photography Classes
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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
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6 years 29 days ago

These are really amazing and trendsetters for 2011. Get inspired

Pamella Mautner
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6 years 28 days ago

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Kern
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5 years 9 months ago

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
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5 years 9 months ago

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
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Durga
5 years 8 months ago

Wow its amazing……….

vinod
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vinod
5 years 8 months ago

its grate

Nakesha Bassin
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5 years 8 months ago

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

dfunk
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5 years 8 months ago

Nice Work!

Graphic Designer Sydney
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5 years 7 months ago

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
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5 years 7 months ago

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

local dentist page
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5 years 7 months ago

excellent thanks for great information – this has me motivated now

Mida Cahya
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Mida Cahya
5 years 7 months ago

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

Mildred Mcclure
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5 years 7 months ago

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

All Vectors
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5 years 5 months ago

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

doubledome
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5 years 4 months ago

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

Kenan SKAR
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5 years 4 months ago

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

steve
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5 years 3 months ago

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

Cheers

Alonso
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5 years 3 months ago

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Vaughn
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5 years 3 months ago

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Jake
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5 years 3 months ago

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

Jennifer
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5 years 3 months ago

Very cool, love the backgrounds.

Remo Naidu
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4 years 11 months ago

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

Zavial Design
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5 years 2 months ago

Really great resource with a nice variety of examples!

Jim
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Jim
5 years 1 month ago

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
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5 years 29 days ago

Nice collection, i like this post.

Realtor Rebate
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5 years 6 days ago

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

Supreet
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Supreet
4 years 11 months ago

Amazing… Luv it …

vague
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4 years 10 months ago

Really great resource, really useful

Independee
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4 years 9 months ago

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

umesh shejole
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4 years 8 months ago

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

Feuerschale
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4 years 8 months ago

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

Kona
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4 years 6 months ago

gr8 list. its really helpful. thanks for sharing.

Tim
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4 years 5 months ago

Realy nice choice of backgrounds, great work!

Chandu
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4 years 3 months ago

Inspirational work.Thanks for Sharing

Fabricio
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4 years 2 months ago

Very useful site for inspiring before begin to design.

Umar Farooque
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4 years 1 month ago

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

arul-ktamandiri
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4 years 10 days ago

it’s likely good to try

Erim
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3 years 11 months ago

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

Andre
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Andre
3 years 11 months ago

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

andy
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andy
3 years 8 months ago

love it

andy
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andy
3 years 8 months ago

come on ,why

noizefusion
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noizefusion
3 years 6 months ago

excelente colección de backgrounds. muy utiles para mis proyectos.

Saludos

Maciek
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3 years 5 months ago

Awesome i love it

Dre
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Dre
3 years 22 days ago

great designs you’ ve got here

nanda
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nanda
2 years 7 months ago

Beautiful collection…loving it..

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