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So, I’ve decided to start a new blog to inspire myself…. and who knows maybe others along the way… in my quest for what makes great web design?!?Inspiration where art thou?

So what a daunting question that is….

For each of us, the idea of what makes a well designed website varies? For some it may be clean layouts and simple responsive designs, to other it may be more to do with graphics and all the “flashy” extras if you’ll please excuse the pun.

But one thing we can all agree on, is that usability and responsive design are key.

So when I get stuck for design ideas or just feel exhausted when it comes to design, I have various tools I use to help inspire me, that I though I’d like to share. Do you have similar tips?? Or do you have better routes to inspiration? If so… do tell 🙂

The first thing I like to do is visit other websites. As cliche as it sounds, it always helps when I get to see what other designers are trying.

I won’t bore you with my full list of inspiring websites(not just yet anyway 🙂 ) but for now, I’m really enjoying this list of websites that aren’t afraid to use that scary word…. colour.   http://www.webdesignmash.com/design/awesome-websites-with-the-color-red/

I found the sites inspiring and while I didn’t love all the websites, it did encourage me to take more risks. Afterall bland white pages can be boring!

What do you think? Do you have a favourite? Well hopefully you’ll find the list useful and maybe even share some of your inspiring favourite sites in return…

Bye for now,

Niamh

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