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03 March 2007 @ 10:47 am
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Hiii. I really suck at introductions, so i'll just make it short. I'm from namine.org and just joined recently. x3~ I just wanted to start up a discussion because i'm really curious:

What inspires you to make a layout?

We all know that people get frustrated trying to figure out how to make it look "pretty" and satisfy the public, but how do you do it? xD I'm usually sitting around listening to a really catchy song and I end up naming my layouts after that (then it kind of corresponds with the song - if it's a slow ballad, the layout ends up looking elegant, or if it's a high energy song, then it's bright and bold). Maybe it's a little over the top, but hey, if it can start a layout, i'm definitely going to do it. XD

So, how? :3
 
 
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the illusionist in everyone.: Vincent.noctem on March 3rd, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
I dunno what really 'inspires' me, to tell the truth. I'm boring and work from the image up. D: The function also has a strong influence on my stuff, and sometimes the personality of the character(s) featured. Though that rarely has an impact, since I'll end up using chibi art (my own; I don't use other people's fanworks) and bright colors even if said character is angsty.
ex_rydia911 on March 3rd, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
^ Same here. I usually just find an image I'd like to make into a layout, and go nuts on it. Most of the time I manage to work it into a layout, but if it isn't working out, I just try another image. It's very rare that I have a set idea in my mind of what I want it to look like when it's finished.
509am on March 3rd, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
I either go looking around at other people's sites for inspiration, or I go to bed and wake up the next morning completely refreshed and ready to make a layout. It's true!
C: GS - Sneaky Cagallimidnightsabre on March 3rd, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
I would get really inspired if I find that one image. While working on the layout design, I also get inspired from songs and depending on the song, it reflects what my layout would look like. ^_^

I also get inspired from magazines, ads and others' websites. :D
Michelleonelastminuet on March 4th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
I either go looking at other people's sites for inspiration (or... if I'd just finish taking a long break from web design, to see what's "in") or I like going through galleries of stock photos to see what I could use to make something. I do the music thing too though.