60 Websites Using Full Screen Photographic Backgrounds

Using a large photograph as a background is becoming more and more popular in website design. The photograph offers more interest and far less work than a design. Many of our collection of websites using full screen photographic backgrounds actually use a slideshow – even more flexibility.

We have also included some links to tutorials on using large photographs as a webpage background, and a list of full screen jQuery plugins.

60 Websites Using Full Screen Photographic Backgrounds

Websites Using Full Screen Photographic Backgrounds

Marina Yachting
Marina Yachting

Kawa Lviv
Kawa Lviv

Mike Condrick
Mike Condrick

Ben Thomson Photography
Ben Thomson Photography

Grodd Reklam
Grodd Reklam

Fox Classics
Fox Classics

Hasse Bronten
Hasse Bronten

Go To China
Go To China

Campanino Golf Club
Campanino Golf Club

Medis Kok & Bar
Medis Kok & Bar

USAY
USAY

Bently Reserve
Bently Reserve

DOJO
DOJO

Juliana Barros/Rodrigo Sene
Juliana Barros/Rodrigo Sene

August
August

Ines Papert
Ines Papert

Swiss Side
Swiss Side

Lula Designs
Lula Designs

Keystone Logistics
Keystone Logistics

Konsept
Konsept

designlabCPH
designlabCPH

Mercedes House
Mercedes House

Carfreaks
Carfreaks

Papercutart
Papercutart

Onside Sports Agency
Onside Sports Agency

Kirschner Brasil
Kirschner Brasil

Huit Denim
Huit Denim

Daniel Filler
Daniel Filler

Shelley Sandzer
Shelley Sandzer

The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard

Display Creative
Display Creative

The iTots
The iTots

My Own Bike
My Own Bike

Mecenat Musical Societe Generale
Mecenat Musical Societe Generale

Timothee Roussilhe
Timothee Roussilhe

Banger's – Austin
Banger's - Austin

Twenty8Twelve
Twenty8Twelve

Salt Surf
Salt Surf

The Kitchen Community
The Kitchen Community

Royale
Royale

The Old Barber Shop
The Old Barber Shop

Encandle
Encandle

The NoMad Hotel
The NoMad Hotel

Blind Barber
Blind Barber

Secret Garden Istanbul
Secret Garden Istanbul

Mosaic
Mosaic

Antonio Errigo
Antonio Errigo

S&O Reklambyra
S&O Reklambyra

You Assist
You Assist

Wetwilly
Wetwilly

Sullivan NYC
Sullivan NYC

Au Petit Panisse
Au Petit Panisse

Seed Spot
Seed Spot

DealPult
DealPult

Fima
Fima

All N 1 House of Beauty
All N 1 House of Beauty

Satori Studio
Satori Studio

Mes Etats Nordiques
Mes Etats Nordiques

Starmatic
Starmatic

Pororoca
Pororoca

Photographic Backgrounds in Web Design Tutorials

Full Screen Slideshow jQuery Plugins

Supersized
Supersized

jQuery.mb.bgndGallery
jQuery.mb.bgndGallery

Codrops Fullscreen Slideshow with HTML5 Audio and jQuery
Codrops Fullscreen Slideshow with HTML5 Audio and jQuery

Galleria
Galleria

Camera
Galleria

Vegas Background jQuery Plugin
Vegas Background jQuery Plugin

Simple jQuery Fullscreen Image
Simple jQuery Fullscreen Image

FSSlider for jQuery
This is the only slider in this list that is not free – Regular licence is $7, Extended licence is $35.

FSSlider for jQuery

Conclusion

Full screen photographic backgrounds are definitely engaging and easy-on-the-eye generally speaking. They can be great marketing opportunities for products, salons, hotels, etc., especially full screen photographic slide shows.

Have you come across any great sites using a full screen photographic background? Perhaps you have designed one or two yourself? Please share your thoughts and links with us in the comments section below.

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