Monday, July 19, 2010

Web Design inspiration from a Scrapbook?

One day while I was standing in line at the checkout in a Home Depot...my eyes brushed across the hundreds of magazines offering inspiration for painting your home and creative interior design.  Among the magazine rack were other magazines which included one for scrapbookers.  I was particularly attracted to this magazine because I noticed a great deal of similarity between the layouts for creative scrapbooking pages and the layouts of modern web design.  Indeed, I had one of those lightbulb "a-ha!" moments!  Why did I simply never think about this before?  I've been scrapbooking for years! 

I started to page through the book, and realized that there are was a wealth of design layout inspiration right there in front of my nose!  The beauty: these magazines come out MONTHLY! 

My point to all my fellow web designers:  don't get discouraged in thinking that the internet is the only place you can find web-layout inspiration and color patterns.  Turn to other resources as well like a scrapbooking magazine, interior design catalogues, and of course...nature of all things!  If you can open your mind...you'll soon discover you've opened your eyes as well!  The world is full of posibilities!

Here is one of my favorite online blogs offering tons of updated layout inspiration for scrapbooking (and yes...there are sooo many out there!):
In A Scrap of Paper

Here is an example of a layout and color palette suggestion found on "In A Scrap of Paper" created by Lari Scrap which completely illustrates interior design as a form of inspirataion:

1 comment:

  1. Great blog! Pretty onformative. A great website is not just about looks, but about effectiveness. Your visitors need to be able to find your website, and then find what they are looking for quickly and easily. Good wishes from GrafWeb.

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