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Episode 189 - Using Inspiration Effectively
Posted on 14 January, 2010 at 12:39 PM There are already 2 Comments

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David and Marc give you their thoughts on finding inspiration and using it effectively.

Finding inspiration is great but instead of just copying straight from your source take it to the next level.

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DanC    14 Jan, 2010 17:15:49 PM

Nice post guys, I have found myself doing this as well over the last few months, although I've not upgraded to digital TV yet so stuck with the 5 terrestrial channels served up in the UK! This can mean inspiration is a bit thin sometimes!

As for taking it further, this is a very valid point and the need cannot be stressed enough. If you see something you like and just transplant it into your page, that's not inspiration, that's just plain copying. Which is just plain daft.

When starting a project, I might find a few relevant bits of inspiration on differing sites and try and bring them together in a cohesive way with my own special twist. Just grabbing some bits and slapping them together, hoping they work, is not going to get you a site that grabs peoples attention in the right way.

At least, I don't think so anyhow!


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Becky    26 Apr, 2011 02:08:00 AM

The advice is useful, thank you. Just as a suggestion, you may want to do something about the echo in you apartment, it sometimes makes it difficult to understand what you are saying. Also, visual aids wouldn't hurt.