While we all love to think that we are very original and that our individual styles can not be matched when it comes to web design, sometimes getting tips and suggestions from more experienced designers can start up creative processes we would not be able to reach on our own. I know that one time I was looking for law firm website design tips from my colleague who is in the field of web design for about 5 years longer than I am and he was showing me one of his older designs in the niche that just got me going in a completely other direction that I initially planned to go at.In order to get inspired about web design you should both have your head full of ideas of previously used designs as well as have a completely blank page that will allow for you to be super creative. I know these two sound very much the opposite, but ideally you will have a huge library of websites in your head that you can use a reference when creating a brand new one. I’m not saying to imitate them at all, when I was talking about my law firm website design tips example, I didn’t imitate my colleague one bit, it got me going in the totally opposite direction as it allowed me to think differently.You may want to check out websites designed for lawyers from Social Firestarter for more.
Web design is sort of an art form and while some artists like to get inspired by seeing the work of others, other artists don’t like this at all. For me asking about those law firm website design tips was super helpful, however if you are the opposite, try to clear your mind of all the related websites and usual expectations in the niche you are designing in.I know it does not make any sense and that some people would just take law firm website design tips from a very experienced designer no matter what style he prefers, but for me, if just does not feel right. It’s all about branding and having a specific and recognizable style in web design.