Here at Shape we use a lot of resources in our day to day activities whether thats finding the right colour scheme, looking for free stock images for clients or even finding new and creative features to add to our next project, here is a list of our favourite ones.
Inspiration is key to any creative job, it’s used to either get ideas for a new project or to have a look at what the target market is like to see what works, and what doesn’t work. As a web design studio, we use an infinite number of resources for inspiration in our day to day life. It’s good to see what other like-minded studios are doing, as well as get the creative juices flowing.
Here is a list of some of the sites we use for our design inspiration 👇
Images are a very important aspect in any creative design, especially in web design. They set the tone for the website, whether you want to convey a playful and easy going tone, or a more serious, business kind of tone. This can be done through the use of carefully chosen imagery.
Here is a list of some of the sites we use to find royalty free images 👇
Whether you're building a business website, creating a print brochure, crafting a digital or magazine ad, or some other brilliant creative project, you know that a great image helps your content transcend "good" and become "great."
Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images, videos and music. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.
Along with Photography, Typography is one of the most important aspects of website design. Similar to the use of photography, it can create a look, feel and experience you want for the user. One of the first things we do when starting a brief for a new client is get a quality font pairing in place, it sets the tone for the whole project. Check out this post we did for typography inspiration.
Here is a list of some of the sites we use to find quality, typography 👇
Icons are kind of like the last piece to a website, the cherry on top of the cake. They add extra depth to the information and usability of the website, while adding to the User Experience.
Here is a list of some of the sites we use to find free icons 👇
Colour adds character to a website, it is a way of tying your brand in to the site. Colour is a fantastic way of creating hierarchy through things like, different colour background and buttons.
Here is a list of some of the sites we use to find colour inspiration 👇
Here are a list of miscellaneous resources we also use alongside the ones above