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.
Websites Using Full Screen Photographic Backgrounds
Ben Thomson Photography
Photographic Backgrounds in Web Design Tutorials
- Backgrounds in CSS: Everything You Need To Know
- Basic Web Page Background Techniques with CSS
- Perfect Full Page Background Image
- How to: CSS Large Background
- Large Website Backgrounds Do’s and Don’t’s
- Advanced jQuery background image slideshow
Full Screen Slideshow jQuery Plugins
FSSlider for jQuery
This is the only slider in this list that is not free – Regular licence is $7, Extended licence is $35.
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.