Top 5 Sources of Web Design Inspiration
Your source of inspiration to develop amazingly unique websites should not be other websites already designed by someone else, or a combination of features from two or more existing websites; as a web designer, a client will come to you rather than install the easy to use DIY website templates online because they want a product customized for them and is well designed enough to turn heads. Where do you get your web design inspiration? Here are 7 sources of inspiration most web designers admit have helped them at least once or twice.
1. Old items such as buildings, train stations and trees
Many naysayers would tell you how much they hate old rusty places and how every design should be classy with metallic or neon look or something along those lines. A successful web designer is one that can draw inspiration from almost anywhere, including old abandoned buildings and rusty cars. The color combinations can be quite wonderful and can help one think of the use of imagery in websites from a whole new angle such as using sketch lines.
The hipsters posting all their meals on Instagram are not just annoying and idle people, these images often go far in helping those people who care to have an open mind. You could be eating food or an image could have been shared online and the colors, texture and tone can inspire you to create a website with a unique feel and look coupled with unique imagery use. You don’t have to use the actual food images but they can inspire you to design a site that invokes a delicious taste.
Nature is the de-facto source of inspiration for almost everything creative – from movies and pictures to websites and fashion. When you are out on holiday this season, you will come across many beautiful sceneries that you can draw color, texture and feel inspiration from for your next website. Some people love flowers while others prefer to draw inspiration from distant skylines, rivers and extreme weather. Which are you?
Another very common source of inspiration for web designers is art. I know a friend of mine who specifically liked a Facebook page that posts unique art images just to get inspiration every once in a while. Art in this case can be anything from a drawn object to a silhouette image you see at sundown on your porch. Such an image is a wonderful source of inspiration for someone with an eye for things catchy.
5) Product packaging
The most creative minds derive their inspiration from the most unlikely places. As delivery companies and manufacturers fight for the market, web designers can source inspiration from the great packaging that these companies come up with. If you think this is not practical, imagine how different the current site you are working on will be if you used a design with colors and images of the last package you received.
I hope you find inspiration to create dazzling websites everywhere you look.