Inspire me!

Hey guys,

I really need your help! I am a web developer and working on a website I need to find a design for. Unfortunately, I am very proficient in development, but I lack significantly in creativity :slight_smile:

I spent hours on end on sites like monstertemplates etc. but I can’t seem to find what I want. I don’t mind spending $100 on a template, as long as it fits what I want.

The site I am working on is a website that ranks cities in the US based on how fun they are (nightlife, parties, events, general atmosphere, concerts and so forth). So the design needs to be simple and clean and not too intense to the eye, but I would also like to include some aspects that represent the word “fun” like images and so forth.

The problem is that I don’t even know which category to look under in all these template websites. I tried nightclubs, and they are all nice, but also too dark and depressing for someone to spend a good amount of time on.

Any inspiration would be much appreciated - thank you!

Hi giaviv. Welcome to SitePoint. :slight_smile:

The first thing I would suggest is that you concentrate on content first. How does it need to be organized? What’s the most logical way to present it? Draw a rough outline, create a wireframe etc. By the end of that, all you need is to add some simple styles. The city images will likely provide most of the decoration you need.

I’m not a graphic designer either, but I find that if I concentrate on content, layout and design follow naturally, based on that content. Trying to come up with a design from a blank page is hard, and probably misguided.

You’ll find a lot of inspiring examples here :

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