30 Modern Websites with Super Oversized Headers

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Designers will talk about ‘bigger is better’ and often this turns out to be true. Large headers will grab your visitor’s attention quickly, and keep them focused on your page content. When you are building a website layout you have to keep these principles in mind – large extravagant headers can often lead to higher CTR and more interested traffic.

In the showcase below I’ve put together a large setup of brilliant oversized website headers. Check out some of the examples and see if you can come up with any similar ideas.

There are additionally tons of examples if you Google for web design trends. Illustrators will often utilize their webpage header as a canvas for artwork. This concept is popular since it also gives way to new branding opportunities.

Tut Candy

TUT Candy

Diamond HTML

Diamond HTML header

All For Design

All For Web Design services

Sprocket House

Sprocket House

Matt Hamm

Matt Hamm freelancer 2012

Rareview Web Design

Rareview Design Network

meomi cloud house

Meomi Cloud House

Billy Hughes at War

Billy Hughes at War

Blog What?

Blog What?

Schachtel Pralinen

Schachtel Pralinen German web design


Pienternet website design

Corvus Design Studio

Corvus Design Studio

Viget Branding

Viget Design Strategy

Tennessee Vacation

Spring Vacation trips to Tennessee

N.Design Studio

N.Design Studios

Made in England

Made in England web design company

Simple Art

Simple Art Media Design

Dolce Pixel

Dolce Pixel retro streamer banner header


Cult-Foo web design

Mark Forrester

Mark Forrester

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg personal blog website

Kreativa Unlimited

Kreativa Unlimited business design website

Get Me Fast

Get Me Fast design

Michael Coyle

Michael Coyle freelance web designer

Sunrise Design

Sunrise Design

Ten24 Media

Ten24 Media marketing website


Truskawka design in Poland

Blog me tender

Blog me tender airplaines sketch

Trent Walton

Trent Walton

Douglas Menezes Design

Douglas Menezes

About the Author: Kalen Smith

Kalen is a freelance writer and entrepreneur. He can be found on the web writing about topics including startups and UI design. Check out his other articles through Google or follow his updates on Twitter @engineerbiz.


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