Feb 28 2011

Showcase of Textured Web Designs

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So after we’ve featured some texture packs to spice up your designs, we’d like to show you what’s actually possible with these various, attractive textures. They do not only add depth and dimension into your Web designs but also embody your creative approach towards website designing. Although textures can be subtle and are most often overlooked, they can play a vital role in the effectiveness of your Web design.

In today’s post, we present to you some very impressive texture-based websites for your inspiration. We hope that this post will inspire you to add some texture into your designs as well!

Beautiful Texture in Web Design

Carlos – Partez Sur La Piste
The darker textured background of this Web design ultimately fades into a solid background at the middle of the page. The side bar also uses a slight texture in some areas. The website has a rather strange but very creative Web design. Check it out:

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Team Fannypack
A newspaper-styled website design that uses some cool typography and graphics. The design also uses a creased paper texture to give it the feel of a real newspaper you would buy from the kiosk around the corner:

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Five Cent Stand
A simple and minimal website design that principally leans on its typography and cool graphics. The design uses an appealing delicate paper texture which brings out the typography and adds a lot of visual interest to the design:

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Helmy Bern
Bern’s Web design uses a very heavy and dark colored background theme with deep texture which helps the typography of the distorted header to be prominent:

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Third Culture Studios
This Web design makes use of the grungy brown/cream texture in the background which brings out the clean and bright typography and content area to life:

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Agency Ball
Agency Ball Summer 2010 uses a much simpler style design which utilizes the simple paper texture with bold typography to pull together a lovely and attractive theme:

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Tangled Decals
This is probably the only one Web design which exceptionally uses the texture with the minimal use of typography. However, it does look great and bringw this design to life:

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Josh Sullivan
A nature inspired textured based website that uses some great header and an excellent background image. A gentle grime texture is employed into the background to harmonize other features of the design:

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Dog House Cards
A smooth and contemporary design that uses a wooden texture in the background. This neat and clear approach makes the items and brilliant images somehow come out of your screen:

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Corvus Art
A colorful website design having a subtle texture background which merges with the heavy header at the top of the design. The typography really stands out in this design bringing out the main content area on top of the page:

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Snopp
Another simple and minimalist website design that uses very subtle and delicate textures in the background as well in the sidebar, giving this Web design an extra oomph!

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Hugs for Monsters
This Web design makes use of graphics in the background and is based with very delicate textures. The design is textured with a shadowy grey color along with a rubbery feel:

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Kim – The Movie
The header of this Web design uses yellow and black with the textured effect in the background. In particular on the sides where the colors are darker, the same textured is being used in the navigation menu as well:

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Cooper Graphic Design
Cooper Graphics Design is another example of a simple yet beautiful website design having a great header image with a visually alluring logo design and some cool geometric shapes signifying the diversity and innovation in the design field. A very soft background texture is used to harmonize these features which work great:

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Jumbalaya
The website of Jumbalaya has a grungy feel with a dark textured background and bold typography that makes this design stand out from the rest:

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All For Design
Here is some pure inspiration for designers who want to use every popular subtle noise texture available for their website’s background. This helps bring the content of the website to life. Here, another texture is used simultaneously to create more depth and visual interest by making some fields of the clean textured background lighter in some areas, and darker in others:

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Rocket Club
Rocket Club is another website design that makes use of a very neat and clean content area with a beautifully textured background. The background includes a slight shade of bluish purple color to give the design more clarity:

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Word Refuge
Word Refuge does something very creative and unique. This website is very simple and is based on a minimalist design concept when compared with others; it only makes use of the clean background and clean typography element that matches with their niche they are into. The header of the site complements the nice texture graphics that give it a little bit of extra liveliness:

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Get Review App
A simple and soothing paper background texture is used in this design with some sleek navigation and buttons at the top:

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Vector Stories
This website uses a good deal of truly fresh and interactive elements, including the central clickable ‘Let’s get started’ button. It has several textures in different places such as in the main background, the content background, and each little element within the sites content:

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Ecoki
This website design includes a few different textures along with an interesting navigation menu. The texture and the unraveled impression make it the central point of the design:

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Kaleidoscope App
The Kaleidoscope website uses the texture and pattern combination to succeed this immense dark-themed website. The combination of dark background and splendid use of contrast makes this website easy as well as pleasant to view:

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Reklama Audio
This website uses the vintage style design focusing on a totally different decade of website design. The theme used in this design uses a similar style of texture in the background that makes all the elements fit very well:

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Miles Dowsett
You may have probably seen this type of website design before; it is popular for its spectacular use of colors and floral elements which give the Web design an unusual yet pleasant appeal:

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Francesco Molezzi
This website design employs a repeating delicate paper texture which adds lovely depth to the overall design and also brings those awesome images to the surface:

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Kritzelmusic
This is another excellent example of simple and minimal Web design which uses some clear typography and columns which develop a very unique visual interest in the design. The margining of a heavy texture in the header into a very subtle texture in the main background makes the overall design even more better and visually appealing. The use of strong font colors against the grey scale background gives the design some more depth:

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Bright Creative
The official website of Bright Creative is designed with true creativity. The web design makes use of the superb CSS effects which creates a very interactive effect pulling the overall look of the design off with some beautiful texture used in the background:

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Golifechurch
Many designers use the dark background for their website but this website gives the dark background a unique variety with the use of textured look. Note the use of pictures and graphics against the dark background:

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Justincosgrove
Here, the background image consists of varying shades of black and grey overlapping each other with a subtly highlighted area of the logo. These effects give the Web design a very different feel than it would have with a solid single-colored background:

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Creative Connection
Another simple, sleek and modern Web design that uses the nice subtle texture background which makes the clean object and typography stand out:

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Kylemkramer
This design uses the ever popular subtle texture in the background which brings the content of the website to life. The use of large and bold typography makes the heading more appealing:

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Night Owl Interactive
Another great example which demonstrates that a Web design can actually communicate your business and your message to your potential customers. Here, a very dark background with heavy textures is used and embodies the night time when owls are active:

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Sprout Fund
The content area of this site has a very slight but subtle texture which cannot be noticed at a first glance next to its powerful and alluring header. At the top of the site is a torn edge which is embroidering the whole texture effect giving it very startling look:
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Pop the Box
This site successfully manages to pull off the textured based website design, sleek design and minimalism design all in one go. The design uses the very clear and sweet typography with a sleek top menu:

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Dropr
The website would look perfectly fine without the use of any texture but it looks great with this very subtle texture which makes this Web design stand out from the rest. The use of the texture in this design brings out the typography at the top:

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Wall Swaps
Wall Swaps features a very creative but less colorful background with a heavy textured approach. The background texture looks like a cork board. The use of cardboard texture and everyday elements in the design gives this design a very friendly and fun environment:

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Enliven
Enliven uses a dark textured background with clean and bold typography and very prominent images which completes the overall look and feel of the design. The side bar also has a subtle texture:

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Weblounge
The dark textured background of Weblounge disappears gradually with the clear central image. The subtly textured header really sets the design apart from the similar darker background websites:

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Istok Pavlovic
Istok Pavlovic uses a very delicate and slightly noisy light blue color texture in the background. This adds a unique visual interest in the design and helps the content area and typography to get more attention:

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Aamuki
Blogamuki goes far beyond the creativity with its unique grunge look which uses the eye-catching swirls and dark texture to produce an interesting and appealing style:

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Eggraphy
Eggraphy uses a dark background with a unique creative approach. The central area is highly textured while the rest of the design and background has a scruffy style. Check it out:

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Cogitatur
This is a heavier textured website in this showcase which uses heavy texture throughout the entire design. This Web design is very subtle and makes the website unbelievably easy to remember. Heavy texture in the header brings out the best of this design. The texture which is used beneath the header makes it look as if it is created using paper:

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Ryanscherf
It is hard to pull off dark designs with embedded strong heavy textures but this website proves that a darker background can also be used very gracefully along with heavy textures:

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About the Author

Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

Comments and Discussions
  • Auré, 28 February 2011

    Thanks for the featuring ;)

  • Stacey, 28 February 2011

    nice collection

  • John, 28 February 2011

    These are excellent designs. I love textured backgrounds on website,s they give it a more community feeling and less isolating then the standard white on a lot of the bigger blogs out there.

  • kanit, 28 February 2011

    Texture is a pert of art.

  • El, 28 February 2011

    Really nice.
    Some of them are really awesome

  • gourav, 28 February 2011

    very nice collection aamuki is the best

  • Lucas Cobb Design, 28 February 2011

    Great showcase, the texture really makes these designs pop off the screen.

  • Rana Mukherjee, 01 March 2011

    thank’s.Nice collections.

  • Chandni Patel, 01 March 2011

    Some great collection of websites using amazing textures. Definitely creates another dimension to a website, giving it a lot more depth and interest. Great inspiration.

    Where can I get hold of these textures?

    Thank you for sharing.

  • Jonny W, 01 March 2011

    I love the granovita website’s use of fabric – http://granovita.co.uk

  • Wordpress Designer, 07 May 2011

    Superb post and an awesome collection. Many thanks for sharing this useful resource. Kudos :)

  • WordPress Designer, 13 February 2012

    Love love love this! I am a big on texture in designs. It is nice to bring an organic feel to the internet.
    Love all the examples!

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