Huge photographs can change the whole way a website looks. They add contrast with a website, make it more interesting and unusual, and they are definitely more powerful than simple words. Large photographs provide great visual experience to the eyes, and it is more likely that users will catch your message quicker with an image.
Big background images are trendy today, but this article is not about that. Within this post, we touch on another trend provoked by the tendency to use large-scale images – white headline text. It is hard to match varicolored images with a suitable font color, but not if you decide to make it white. White will look well on any picture except very light ones only.
It is a nice design technique to use contrasting colors with background photographic designs, and honestly speaking it is very simple in terms of realization.
No more words for you, just creative examples of white headline text use from around the web:
Large White Text in Web Design
New JUMO Concept
This one-page website with large background photos for slides is looking great especially because of contrast. There are some black and a few white pages (with full-screen image backgrounds). Depending on the image color, the text is either white or black. We are interested in the white headline text, which you can see on the opening slide of this scrollable website.
This website successfully adopts the header image trend that has became popular in web design recently, yet white headline text is used here, too. The above the fold section shows a sliding gallery of three images. Each image includes white text over it, and it has a harmonic appeal, really.
This website features a creative navigation. Besides the traditional top menu bar, the home page consists of a vertical slideshow with images and text links to all available pages. The page titles on these photographic slides are colored white. Then, the pages are designed with header images where the text headline is white, too. Visually this website is great and it has a good user interface.
This is a book styled website with seven pages. You can turn the pages over with small coin buttons at the bottom. The images are all different, and in terms of colors especially. Still, white headline text fits every one of them. This website has two more web design trends to show: ghost buttons and infinite scrolling.
The Commonway Church website picks the right strategy – white text on dark images and black text on light images. This shows how website owners care about their users and the way they experience the website.
Huge pictures above the fold are done with white text lines on them. This website uses a minimal approach to reach users.
This website has an equal design idea for each page. The header includes a large full-width image with white headline text over it. Then, the scrolling navigation option adds dynamic slide change; photographic sections are changed with differently designed content blocks. Anyway, the images, where text is needed, use white typography.
Architecture Website Design
Here the header design is simple and minimal. There are three slides with one and the same image, but with different text content. The headline text is colored white, and we should agree that it is a good choice. The ghost buttons have a nice green framing on this website design.
This coffee website has an original content organization. Large full-width images are changed by two-column text blocks with varicolored background. The text over images is white, and so this website becomes another one in our collection.
Web design trends mix is a common thing, as you might have noticed. Before we saw how ghost buttons were combined with white headline text and scrolling effects, now we are looking at a website using a video background with white headline text over it.
Australian Catholic University
This education website uses many high-quality images and they are successfully combined with white text. Thanks to these two features, the website acquires its unique character and style, it tells a convincing story.
Food websites use large images the most often. The menu with illustrations is what catches users’ attention. This website is based on visual content, while there are just some text sections, but pay attention: white color typography is applied on this creative design, not any other color.
Content arrangement style means a lot for any website. Here we like the website structure with photographic content sections and blocks with clean white background. A large image opens this site and it naturally uses white headline text. The rest of the pictures include white text, too.
That’s all for now! We believe you have discovered a useful web design trend with this article. Let us know in the comments section any other trends and innovations that help you with website development and inspire you for new projects!