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Crafting Websites: Inspiration from the best

We are familiar with inspiration boards and vision boards and I'm a great fan of creating quick ones when starting a new project.  I tend to take pieces from different inspiration sources and put them together as a puzzle to see how they might work and find the potential they can bring to a given…

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Crafting Websites: Get Inspiration from offline sources in addition to online sources

Another great way of getting inspired is to look outside the online world. Design inspiration can come from just about anywhere, think of typography, photography, color palettes, composition, scale and functionality. When you're looking for inspiration, you need to see things in a different way and from a different perspective. Look for close-ups, organic and…

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Crafting Websites: Where does inspiration come from?

Inspiration comes from anywhere. Lets pretend you are a book publisher looking to build a website.  The first reaction will be to look to book publishing websites, bookmark all of them and build your sections and features based on them. That's one way of approaching it, however, I really want to encourage you to first,…

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Custom Websites: Determining the goal for your website

Before you start building your website (or hiring someone to do it) you really need to think of its purpose, you want to be clear on what you want your visitors to do once they arrive there. Do you want people to make an appointment, order a book or just contact you? Creating a framework…

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Custom Websites: Be inspired without copying

Why copying another site won’t work for you It’s normal to look for inspiration and check what others in your field are doing.  If it’s working for them, it should work for you, right? Hmmm… not all the time. The thing is that when we are talking about branding and Web Design there are no…

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Websites for Humans: Why do I need a Website?

Think of this, how many times have you walked by a store you loved or met someone that works in an amazing field, walked back home, and looked for their websites–or even better– looked for them online at that exact moment, only to realize that a website for their business does not exist?

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