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Effective Use of Blurred Images in Web Design

Large background images have been in use for some time now in website design, however, using sharp, in-focus images can bring complications, and doesn’t always have the desired effect. The use of blurred images has a few advantages. A major advantage is that the image resolution does not have to be as high as an in-focus image, reducing page loading times.

The use of a blurred background or an image with selective blurring brings the in-focus parts into even sharper focus to draw the eye. Text on top of a blurred image is much clearer than on a sharp image. Finally, a blurred image can really set the mood to portray the right vibe for the website’s image. In this round-up we have selected some examples of very effective use of blurred images, covering all of the above reasons for the blurring.

Blurred Background Images in Web Design

Fiorly
Fiorly

New Deal Design
New Deal Design

Eden Creative
Eden Creative

Employour
Employour

Multifarious Engineering
Multifarious Engineering

Nulab
Nulab

Alt Graphic
Alt Graphic

Dassel und Wagner
Dassel und Wagner

Lieftink
Lieftink

Mthoogvliet
Mthoogvliet

Barrel Recap
Barrel Recap

Starmatic
Starmatic

Directions
Directions

August
August

Life According to Sam
Life According to Sam

AJF Salon
AJF Salon

Convoy Interactive
Convoy Interactive

Conclusion

Are you a fan of big background images? Do you like to use blurred images, and if so, what is your reason for using them?

Whatever the reason designers adopt the use of blurred images, large images seem to be pretty much here to stay in website design, and we will probably see the trend being pushed further and further, for example, some of the above featured sites do use video… yes, blurred video – whatever next!