Noupe Editorial Team April 14th, 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.

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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

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  1. 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.

  2. @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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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!!!

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

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

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