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Sometimes songs and MVs have a certain feel/look that inspires me.
Or the the design of real life objects. Like t-shirts. Or Arizona cans. Pretty packaging in general can inspire me for colors or if the have a certain feel to them and I want to try something that has the same feel.
I'm controversial and I draw a lot of inspiration from designs posted here or on Pinterest. A lot of things I code are a mash up of a bunch of different skins, templates, and websites that I've found. All in all, I always put my own spin on everything so I'm not just outright copying.
Otherwise, I can sometimes "feel" a design out by listening to music or while watching an anime / show / movie. I will always end up grabbing design elements I like in my head during this process but I feel I make my best work when I code spontaneously rather than planning it out.
praise the cats!
accidentally fell in love with hawks and i now can't get out please send help.
Post by utter hawks trash. on Oct 26, 2019 2:45:05 GMT
idk what this "pinterest" and "references" nonsense is. scratch that, idk what this "design" nonsense is. no sir, i just start writing some code, pick a random ass font that doesn't even look nice from google fonts, pass out for a few hours, and then oh-look there's a code.
i will admit that i do tend to lean toward using design elements i've seen. i mean, usually i kinda spin them into a whole other thing because i literally just do whatever the fuck first comes to mind, but otherwise,,, actually, yeah that basically epitomizes my philosphy: do whatever the fuck first comes to mind LOL
you know, i'm not real sure now that i think about it
Music is a pretty big thing for me when I really want to get in the groove, especially the emotional meaning behind it. To that end, pretty pictures that pair well with said music are also very important.
Drawing on other designers' work is actually pretty common in pretty much all creative pursuits, but idk if I'd call that my "inspiration." I usually look at other people's stuff and change up my music when I feel stuck.
So I guess what I really do is feel it out, in a way? I find a groove, usually by listening to music and just coding something to get myself started, and I do whatever feels... right. And frequently I sit back and assess whether or not what I've done so far feels right, and if it doesn't, I back up and try something different. Trial and error is my friend.
this method tends to involve a lot of scrapped project attempts though
i always look for inspiration from a photo or music as well. the right tempo or beat or excellent use of colors and tones? i'm sailing. other than that, i like looking for concepts/layouts that are popular within all the rp communities and adapting them to what i like. for the most part, my coding is simple (though i wish i had the confidence to challenge myself and make something more complicated) and i'd like to say it's a mix of "this looks cool i can do that + this looks cool, but we'll see." LOL
tl;dr it's motivating for me to find a song or an image, think about how it makes me feel, choose colors, and see where that takes me.
Also, if you're seeking inspiration for rp-forum-specific components but also want to divert a bit from common trends, French RP sites have some pretty imaginative aesthetics that I don't see much (or at all) on English ProBoards/JCink forums.
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google, pinterest, behance, dribbble, codepen, i guess? i generally have a good idea of what i want to create so i search for things that can help me narrow my vision in terms of tone, atmosphere, colours, etc. and then i just start iterating until i find something i like.
i also draw a lot of inspiration from music (+videos), photography, movies, posters/print media, etc. stuff that doesn't necessarily have to do with web media but could be fun to translate!
sometimes my coding comes from wanting to exercise a certain new feature i'm learning, like when i was trying to learn hovers, i made a ton of templates with hovers. or when i was playing around with transforms, i made a whole skin using transforms (and later learned about svg path builder orz)
most of the time i pull inspo from my brain. i just doodle on sticky notes until i have something i like. or i spend a whole day just visualizing a design in my head between work and chores and stuff. sometimes i'll pull inspo from other sites or templates, but i try to stay away from that because i've seen a lot of people being accused of plagiarism that i'm afraid that it'll happen to me.
thank you to everybody with links to design sites! those are definitely things i've been meaning to get use more for inspiration.