Seeking Inspiration

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Looking for Inspiration for your Website

Finding Inspiration

Where do you look for inspiration when building a website?

Luckily, there are some amazing web sites around which can inspire you to greater creativity.

Website Design and Layout

Many web creation programs incorporate at least some templates with which you can begin to create a first site.

The best way is to just jump on in there and try things out. Hey! If you don't like what you've done, you can always change it. No big deal. By using templates, you can concentrate more on the content of your website.

Templates

If you want a look or feel for a site but just can't seem to see the right template or design, why not head on over to one of the many free template sites available for a look there?

It is even worth browsing through some of the paid for templates sections on sites such as templatemonster.com to gain some inspiration.

Graphics

Believe it or not, you don't have to 'borrow' graphics. There are many resources available on the internet which offer free graphics and photos. One resource is more familiar than you may think: Microsoft. You can obtain free graphics here: Microsoft Office Clip Art and Media

Look at similar websites

Another place to look for some inspiration for creating a website is to use a search engine such as Google, and search the topic(s) you are interested in.

  • What makes those web sites attractive to you?
  • What do you not like about them?
  • What do you like about them?
  • What would you change if you could?

Place yourself in the shoes of potential visitors to your website and think about what they might say if they were doing the same thing when viewing your website.

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