There’s something about photographs that manages to attract the attention of web users. Indeed, photos can be excellent design elements in a web design. Watch the file sizes of your web pages though; you have to strike a balance between aesthetics and page response times. From images of scenic landscapes to photos of people, the sites in this collection demonstrate the inspiring and visually tantalizing use of photos as chief elements in a web design.

Marios Cafe

Narnia Yacht Charter

Hearts’ Cry Inc

The Cassette

Jessica Hische

Matchstic

snagly

Tobias Persson

East Village Eatery

Ernest Hemingway Collection

Sven Prim

Rich Brown

We Choose the Moon

Noah Stokes

Jeremy Gleave

Antonio Giuseppe Peligra

Julian Perretta

Moods of Norway

Blitz

designlabCPH

Hughes

Te Kahu Lake House

Lila & Claudine’s

Merus Wines

Wearesignals

Bokche Creative Studio

Manufacture d’Essai

Wrangler Europe

Ledgard Jepson

Boorbool

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder of Design Instruct. Join him on Twitter @sixrevisions