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Where To Find Inspiration For Your Website
When you're planning to launch a new website, the biggest questions are all related to making it stand out. If it’s for business, then you want to have a more appealing site than your competitors, and even for personal blogs, you want to differentiate yourself from the multitude of alternatives. Most advice for finding inspiration for your new website will tell you all of the best-looking websites in the world, but that’s not the only way to find the right ideas. Not only can you find inspiration in the most unlikely places, the more creative you get with simply sourcing your creative solutions, the more unique your end product will be. Here’s where you can get the ultimate in inspiration for a more unique and impactful website.
On the Stage
A live event is always going to get your emotions in turmoil. From a Shakespearean tragedy to the latest blockbuster musical, the energy and imagination of a live show can get your own creative juices flowing too. Look at the latest shows that are playing close to you, and check with www.ticketsales.com if you're looking for the biggest and best musicals on offer. The more that you think outside of the box when it comes to finding inspiration, the more your website will stand out.
Museums and Galleries
It’s not all boring pictures of long-dead aristocrats! Museums and art galleries are a hub of inspiration, and from the best in renaissance paintings to the latest art nouveau installations, you’re bound to find something that sparks an idea. Inspiration is often more about opening up your mind to the new, and a trip to a museum or art gallery can expose you to new ideas, new ways of thinking, and could be the best way to find that smart innovation that will make your website truly unique.
Sure, the news is often depressing, but your website is going to need content, and the latest news is often a good way to source ideas for that content. Set up news alerts that are related to your business. If a hot story lands, then use that as a springboard for your latest blog post or news article. Content is all about driving people to your website, but finding the best topics will take inspiration. The latest breaking story could be all the inspiration you’ll ever need.
You don’t need to head to Paris or London to know all about the latest fashion trends. Have a look at some summaries of the catwalk season and check out some of the most popular designs of the coming season. Don’t panic, you don’t have to wear a ridiculous bin bag on your knees (or whatever the catwalks try and trick us into), but colors can be important. Your website could end up looking a lot more fresh if you include the most popular color schemes of the season, and that can transform the overall impact that you have with new site visitors.
It’s a big world out there, and inspiration can often be found in the most unlikely of places. Read books, watch films, and listen to music. The more that you can live and experience the world around you, the more unique the inspiration you’ll bring to your website, and that’s always going to better than trying to emulate the already established sites that catch your eye.
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