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By Gabrielle Gosha

20 Amazing Websites with Full Video Backgrounds

By Gabrielle Gosha
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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.

Uniqlock

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Aaron Ohlmann

aaron ohlmann

From Scratch

from scratch

Sean O’brien

sean o'brien

Hanna the Movie

hanna

Marseille-Provence

marseille-provence

Matter

matter

Arcade Fire

arcade fire

Nike M6

m6

Working Element

working element

Random Dance

random dance

Squat Design

squat design

Marisa Passos

marisa passos

When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time http://whenwasthelasttimeyoudidsomethingforthefirsttime.eastpak.com/

Gudrun & Gudrun

gudrun&gudrun

Goldfrapp

goldfrapp

Life of Pi 

life-of-pi

The Art of Raw

the art of raw

Ideal

ideal

Iuqo

iuqo

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?

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