Website creativity is definitely needed nowadays as you advance into a solid website designer. At times though, you may find it difficult to keep that creative spark going. Maybe you're just starting out on the design road and still need a little creative boost? Don't we all?
We have compiled a list of 5 websites that can help in this regard, so get out your notepad and let's get started!
Place it offers mockups of multiple kinds. You can get T-Shirt mockups, bags, books, and many others. For beginner website designers, you may find that the MacBook mockups can come in handy.
Let's say you have designed a website and now want to showcase this design inside a laptop. Placeit will allow you to place your design in the laptop of your choice, giving your clients a chance to see what this design would look like from a responsive standpoint.
This is something that as a website designer you definitely would want to learn how to accomplish without the use of a website like this but when you are starting out as a beginner, Placeit is a big help.
Issuu is a popular digital publishing platform in which it assists with creating ebooks as well as magazines. In web design, this website can come in handy with not only digital magazines but also with restaurant menus.
When visiting a restaurant you have a menu in which you can turn the pages and flip through the menu. Issuu will give your users that same experience by allowing you to create a menu just like so.
Take a look at this example by viewing this restaurant menu.
Envato Elements has a wide range of design elements that can be used on your project. From sound effects to stock videos, there are plenty of creative uses on this website.
I find the best assistance in viewing their WordPress Website templates. This really helps as I can see what on the website I like the best and then customize that in my own design.
The key with design is that you have to be adaptive since design is always changing for the better. Therefore it's important to have a way to keep up with the latest trends. This is one way that you can accomplish that.
We all know about Adobe Stock, high-quality photos and stock video is what they offer. If you're one who doesn't have a photographer, or if your client doesn't have images of their own from their business then this is a great place to go.
What I like about Adobe Stock is that you'll hardly find another site with the images you choose. With the main sites being pexels or unsplash, those images are being used by so many others that it makes it hard for your project to stand out since the same images are floating around on other websites.
I truly feel we have saved the best for last! Dribbble is one of the most amazing websites you can visit for boosting up your website creativity.
I am always amazed at what others have designed and created. The idea here is to not copy what others are doing of course, but really take away key ideas that you could use. For example, you may see how creative someone was in designing a navigation menu. Use the menu design but also add your own creative spin on it. Do that with each part of your website that you find you need help with. At the end of it all, I'm sure your final design is going to "WOW" everyone 🙂
There you have it! 5 Websites that you can use in the future to help whenever you need a boost in your website creativity. Share what sites you tend to use when looking for an extra boost, we would love to hear what others are doing.