Feeling Inspired By This

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Dribbble may be my all-time favorite website. Love it. But lately when I’m looking for web layout inspiration, Pinterest, Apartment Therapy and a few others have my back. Sure, it helps that I want to cover every inch in my house with the lovelies I find on these sites, but they translate for me too. I found the pics above, had half an hour to spare in Illustrator and boom Ampersand has a logo (finally, a logo!). I notice more and more that I’m drawn to surprising touches of color and pieces that ‘have a life’. By “have a life’ I mean that they aren’t straight out of the catalog or bought on the cheap at IKEA (btw, I wrote iKea twice before realizing my mistake) but pieces that have had a great life with another family and look a little worse for the wear. Come on dresser/website, I’ll make you pretty again. Maybe dressers and tree twigs don’t get other web designer’s creative juices flowing, but it works for me.

Create Digital Media – The Art & Science of App Creation

Create - web roundupI think I should download more apps. I’m not a constantly-tied-to-my-phone person, but I’d like to expand to app development in the future. Probably using the product before diving in would be a good idea, no? These guys Create Digital Media in Kent, England know a thing or two about iOS and Droid apps and present them in a lovely way. “You can only make something amazing if you have passion and belief in what you’re doing”. They design their apps to look and work beautifully. Simplicity is the key. ¬†Agreed.create work pageNice work guys. I bet you probably have some pretty fun accents too.