Website Design Styles: Part Four - Websites with Photo and Video Backgrounds
You can make an impressive and memorable website using interesting background photos and videos. Of course, such a design is not suitable for all types of sites, this is not a universal technique, moreover, such sites are often with flash, they do not load very quickly and are difficult to optimize. I would recommend using photo and video backgrounds for image, corporate and promo sites.
What is the recipe for creating sites with photo and video backgrounds?
- high-quality, unique and interesting photo or video;
- competent typography;
- transparent blocks for text and icons;
- Do not overload the site with unnecessary information.
Sites with background photos
Often, on such sites, the menu is hidden, for example, it can appear when you hover over a logo or some kind of symbol, this allows you not to clutter up the background image and creates an interactivity effect.
The background image can change, which is also a good move to attract attention. In this case, it is important that when changing the image, the user can always clearly see the logo, important inscriptions and buttons, a variety of plates and highlights will come in handy, you can also change the font color to a contrasting one.
The expanded menu can be positioned however you like. Most sites use a horizontal menu, but there are also vertical and randomly placed menu items.
Websites with videophones
Videophones are an interesting thing, but the process of creation is very time-consuming. You can create a special video about your company, shoot colleagues in the workflow or place a large panorama of the office (I decided to classify the virtual tour as video backgrounds), in general, what do you have enough imagination for, and of course money :)