Backgrounds are usually considered an afterthought — a simple start or the final finishing touch of a typical web design. While subtle backgrounds can fortify the other facets of your design, and gorgeous eye-grabbing graphics can garner attention, there are ways to make your design’s background even more versatile and effective. Nowadays, some sites are using video to fill the entire backgrounds of their web designs, and you can too. Try deviating from conventional wisdom that dictates that your background be simplistic and static. In today’s showcase, I hope to inspire you with these websites that feature full video backgrounds.
Hanna the Movie
When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time http://whenwasthelasttimeyoudidsomethingforthefirsttime.eastpak.com/
Gudrun & Gudrun
Life of Pi
The Art of Raw
What do you think about websites that employ full video backgrounds? Does it distract you or inspire you? Which of these, if any is your favorite?
Gabrielle is a freelance graphic designer, animator, photographer and filmmaker who has taken on various projects including creating logos for clients, animating commercials for film festivals, working as a character and background designer and animating music videos for an international music artist.