I used to think it was cheating by starting off a new web project by looking at some design galleries for inspiration. Not to copy, but just to get my creativity started up. Now, I realise that almost all artists, in whatever field they specialise, need to see new things regularly to keep them inspired and thinking creatively. I have a little scrapbook I snip out cuttings from magazines, rave invites, photographs, postcards and so on that I often flip through. I also have a long list of online galleries I’ll go visit – which got me thinking about my toolkit: the sites I find invaluable when creating new blogs or websites. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few things, so I’ll be back to add to it.

For inspiration

For fonts

For images

For colours

For lists

For filler text

For checking

What’s in your toolbox that I’m missing?

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