Coming up with great design ideas isn’t always the easiest. Sometimes, clients have a clear idea of what they want and are able to express themselves clearly…but that’s a somewhat rare sometimes. Most times, coming to an agreement on a design is a back and forth process that can take a while. And most times, this can get frustrating for both sides.
One of the best ways to get around this is very simple. Get great ideas from already existing, successful designs. There are plenty of great design ideas out there and so long as you aren’t outright, stealing the design, there’s nothing wrong with using someones design as a template and building on or changing it to make it your own.
A great place to get your design brain running is Web Creme. Web Creme has been around for years and is great about consistently updating their site with award winning web design complete with color schemes and links to the sites.
There are other sites out there just like web creme for every element of web design and development be it fonts, layouts, color schemes, coding and all it takes to find them is are a few quick Google searches.
The main point of this post though, is don’t feel like you have to come up with everything from scratch. Whether you’re a client or a designer, somebody else has been in your shoes and has figured out a great solution so make use of it. Even if it’s just to get your brain running.