---- Website design options: finding the right look for your site
SlyGuy - 2:53 pm on Aug 7, 2009 (gmt 0)
Wow...I totally remember this thread from 6 years back..and it's funny, but I still do the same things I mentioned in that thread when I'm in a design-rut..
Some ideas that have worked for me:
- Walk through a furniture store, like Ikea. Take some time to notice the colours and textures they use in their display rooms.
- Get away from the computer. Read a magazine, newspaper, book..whatever. Take a walk or go for a drive in the country. Bring a digital camera and take pictures of things that you see along the way. Often an entire website can be built around one picture.
- Go to the bookstore and buy a magazine on gardens, concept automobiles, fashion or - my personal favouite - Architectural digest. I have found that, sometimes, inspiration off the Internet helps with inspiration on the Internet.
..6 years later and I'm doing the same thing. I've always found it invaluable to immerse myself in offline design to fuel my online needs.