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Part IV: Web Graphics > Finding Inspiration

Chapter 1. Finding Inspiration

In This Chapter

  • Finding inspiration

  • Understanding copyright issues

  • Getting advice and tools for using colors

  • Considering font issues

  • Dealing with image formats: GIF, JPEG, and PNG

When a client hires you to design a Web site, he expects something original and unique. This can be a difficult task. After you pump out a few hundred designs, you have a tendency to rely on old habits and create sites that look similar. And the task is doubly hard because there are really only 27 original ideas. (Everything else is just a subset of the original 27.) To make matters worse, your client wants his original Web site yesterday. So the trick is to be original without spending a whole lot of time doing it. In this chapter, we show you a few ways to feed your creative muse.


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