17 Web Designs with Big Photography

By / Nov 4, 2013 / Inspiration

Using big photographs in a web design, either as the background or part of the content, is a great way to easily set the overall mood of a site. However, when doing this, you run the risk of creating a site that it visually too busy. That’s why most site’s that you see making use of big images have an overall minimal style when it comes to the other design elements. For today’s inspiration, we’ve gathered a collection of sites that are excellent examples of how to use big photography in a web design.

Thoughtbot

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Curt’s Special Recipe

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Marianne Restaurant

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

AS3D

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Florentina

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Karma

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

adaptable

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Martina Sperl

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Il-Ho Jung

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Rokivo

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Tiny Footprint Coffee

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

USM

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Oxydo

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

The Design Files Open House

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Michaelis Boyd

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

Mammoth Media

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

a_collective

17 Web Designs with Beautiful Photos

About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

  • arjun menon

    wow. fantastic collection. personally liked the second one – Curt’s Special Recipe

  • http://www.moverszone.com/ Kevinpeterson

    Curt’s Special Recipe is nice big photography design. i like that one its simply very nice.

  • http://www.thenextidea.org/service/web-designing-and-development Professional Web Design Philadelphia

    Most of the sites, which have big images, gone thorough my eyes look very cool and attractive. A big picture in the background is also helpful in showing the site’s nature.

  • http://techeden.net Robert Davis

    Cannot but agree! The inspirating collection! I liked Oxydo immensley! :)How do people manage to create so many different things?

  • http://www.steve-edge.com Edge Design – Design Agency

    Great article, i really like the design for Rokivo.

  • http://www.99medialab.com/ Marlem Burm

    Great compilation. I particularly like a_collective and The Design Files Open House sites. They’re great!

  • http://www.spinxwebdesign.com/ Alan Smith

    Big photography attracts visitors and a big picture adds an extra value to your sites. Very Inspiring collection. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.natebal.com/web-development Nate Balcom

    Nice collection. I particularly like the Mammoth Media. Great color scheme.