Trends in web design come and go and change with the wind. What seems to be popular today might not be so appealing tomorrow. Designers should always keep up with this rhythm. In the end they are the ones who dictate these trends.
One of the latest trends in web design for example is using big pictures in the background. These add up an interesting appeal to the website. It also adds up visual interest and attracts the eye of the viewer. However be sure to use it right. Some designs are totally screwed up because of this; hence this trend is used only because it is trendy at the moment.
Big background pictures can be used when the website refers to a certain domain or theme, while it might be totally unsuitable for other websites. Remember that background pictures in web design are usually used to create an atmosphere and to send a message; if this is not necessarily needed with the help of a picture than you should better avoid it.
This is a collection showcasing websites that have successfully used big background pictures. Enjoy!
Big Backgrounds in Web Design
Raven at Lora Bay
Aussie Bbq Legends
Facundo Almeyra Portfolio