When it comes to prettifying a background, the image is the first thing that comes to mind. We try to choose a picture that best meets the theme and sets a sound basis for creating the rest of the design. It is a reliable solution that has been tested by time. For a long time, we were left with no other choice than images or static patterns. However, the advancement of technology has brought new possibilities. Last year was defined by lush and quite weighty video backdrops. Presently, abstract canvases that are charged with dynamics try to make their presence felt and carve out a niche for themselves.
They have already produced an impact. Various types of website designs from personal portfolios to promo websites have fallen under their influence. It is a fresh and original way to improve the homepage layout, making it more attention-grabbing and exquisite. Moreover, it is an excellent way to stand out from the crowd and offer users a memorable and top notch experience. Today’s collection is centered around this fresh trend. We are showcasing various approaches and solutions to demonstrate its enormous and unbridled potential.
Abstract Homepage Examples
Void’s front page welcomes the online audience with a series of mind-blowing dynamic, abstract artworks that get their beauty from geometry. They are complicated and intricate solutions that look exceptional and sophisticated.
NodePlus has skillfully reproduced a digital version of a kaleidoscope pattern that is full of color and geometric shapes. There is a great deal of detail that creates a powerful general impression.
Here the background was also inspired by one of the most famous and beloved child’s toy – the kaleidoscope. It skillfully imitates its routine. Although at first it seems a bit overwhelming, yet, on the whole, it captures users’ attention.
Setetres is the matchless personal portfolio of a talented web designer/developer from Brazil. The homepage is personified by an abstract animation that indicates a high level of professionalism. Dark, gloomy coloring establishes a splendid enigmatic atmosphere.
Kurokawa Wonderland is a great example of an optimal collaboration between background and foreground. Dynamic canvas that reacts to mouse movements adds playfulness, while the primary content, name of the artist and CTA, occupies the dominant position.
Citak breaks the mold of traditional homepages with a small yet crafty twist. Along with a clean layout, standard streamlined navigation bar, a catchy slogan, and enormous open feel, the artist, has included a particle animation that focuses the whole attention on the center and enriches the aesthetics.
Think Less Love More
Think Less Love More features another particle animation that explodes when the mouse cursor hits its area. This sweet vigilantly crafted dynamic candy brightens up the website appearance.
The portfolio of Matt Muirhead requires the interaction of the user. Here the mouse cursor is transformed into a pencil that lets the user cut the light beams placed on the backdrop. Unfortunately, the effect does not work on touch screen devices, yet on PCs it looks cool.
Webnovation has a fresh, light and clean backdrop that perfectly bolsters the main content. Haphazardly scattered flat style triangles in tandem with moving dots add artistic flavor and enhance the project with dynamics.
Conde Nast Manufaktur
Conde Nast Manufaktur leverages an open feel to naturally set the focus on the nameplate. It is full of fresh air that makes you feel comfortable. Small flowing animation gives the project a little zest.
Mark Knoles’ personal portfolio has a warm and friendly atmosphere. A dynamic geometry-inspired centerpiece that creates the whole buzz directs users’ attention to the content and gives the page a subtle sense of motion.
Y7K is bursting with color. It makes your video adapter sweat. The juicy flowing background steals the show, grabbing the biggest piece of the pie. With such a lavish companion the primary content, unfortunately, stays in a shadows.
Super Top Secret
Super Top Secret looks serious, cold and determined. The design relies on a dark coloring. In this blackish kingdom, there is one lumen – a tiny yet brilliant and elegant animation that follows the mouse cursor.
Double Pi also leverages an animation, yet this time it is composed of well-organized and structured particles that form a funnel. It serves as a cursor’s tail. Black and white color palette makes everything look polished and classy.
Dream Team offers a smooth experience that thanks to beautiful soft pastel coloring and refined and delicate animation placed on the background won’t leave you indifferent. The front page tries to avoid clichés and express a high level of personality.
Relab Studios utilizes another type of abstract animation that is inspired by a typewriter effect, complete with spelling errors that are deleted and corrected. Ghost buttons go perfectly well with such a subtle and engaging dynamic backdrop.
The professional portfolio of Nathan Riley uses a night sky animation that makes the homepage look awesome and sophisticated as well as offers users some kind of playground. You are welcomed to connect the dots to create constellations or simply enjoy the interactivity of the project.
OnScreen speaks completely through the works of the artist. There are several bold experiments that demonstrate the skills and tremendous potential of the developer.
The online portfolio of Dennis Markgraf features an abstract and original animation that strengthens the first impression. This small trick shows that the artist is aware of modern trends and knows how to get the most out of cutting-edge techniques.
Quant Agency keeps things simple, straightforward and clean. The front page leverages a dark background that has the charm of a spectacular night sky in fair weather. It does what it should in the first place – prettify the appearance of the page and give the content top priority.
Every example has its zest. Of course, the projects where the design is inspired by kaleidoscope patterns, look exceptional and stunning, but they are also overpowering. Not every user can handle this riot of color and shape. So that elegant and refined backdrops that utilize particle animation or flowing animation are more eye-pleasing. Though, it is always a matter of taste.
Which example makes an impact on you? Which one looks overwhelming or overdone?