A picture is worth 1000 words, then perhaps a pretty and big picture is worth even more. Thanks to the increase of internet connection speed and the advancement of monitor resolution, adopting large image as background in web design has become a trend, many web designers already did so or are willingly to have a try.
When a bunch of items are listed on a webpage, it becomes hard for viewers to pick up the exact information that they are looking for as they always get distracted by other irrelevant items. This leads to the result that visitors are likely to leave the page and go for other websites. You don’t want this to happen, do you? Websites that have large attractive background and neat navigation system surely makes the webpage-browsing thing a whole lot easier.
Closely related with the website theme, the large background image creates a compelling and tempting viewing environment towards its visitors. Together with the slideshow technique, the webpage appears to be even more vigorous. The clear and structured navigation makes it super easy for visitors to go through the whole site without getting lost.
This reminds me of the classy shopping mall, where shops that are selling top-class items are never crowded like the ones that sell common goods or daily necessities. In fact, those boutiques are quite capacious and they don’t just display everything they have in store. It provides customers with a comfortable and relaxed shopping environment in which people are more likely to spend.
The above analysis applies with web design, too. Below are 30 websites that have beautiful and exquisite large image as background for you to enjoy.
While using large image as background for your website, you need to pay extra attention to the typography. For if you choose the wrong type of font, your text information is likely to be covered and melted by the shining image. That if you looked carefully enough at the websites I listed above, some of them need to readjust their typography as their text information is vague and hard to distinguish. Be bold enough set your text in some large or irregular font to make it stand out.
What do you think?