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5 Places to Find Web Design Inspiration

web design inspiration
Written by Paul Steinbrueck

web design inspirationEver have those days where you need to come up with a creative design for a website – either your own site or a client’s – but the ideas just aren’t coming?

Here are 5 places to go for web design inspiration:

The most obvious place to start is with other websites. For that you can try…

1) awwwards – features some of the best, award-wining websites

2) webdesign-inspiration.com – the name pretty much says it all

Beyond that, you can take a step back from web design and be inspired by photography and graphic design …

3) dribbble – show and tell for Web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creative types

4) behance – online portfolios by creative professionals across industries

Beyond that, you can step back even further and…

5) Get out – get out of your office and look at the “real world” with a fresh set of eyes. Take a camera with you and go to a place with a similar vibe to the organization you’re trying to come up with a design for… hike in a state park, walk the city streets, do some people watching at the mall. Let the world be your inspiration.

Where do you find ideas and inspiration for a new web design?  Post a comment and let us know

About the author

Paul Steinbrueck

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

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