As a website designer or a web design agency, you probably have a lot of ideas in mind; you just don’t know if one is particularly better than the other. For some, getting inspiration can be quite hard, so you need to rely on external sources for some ideas.
To help you with that, you can create a “mood board.” What they are is essentially a collection of designs that can help evoke something in the designer’s mind. Think of it as something that can produce an “A-ha!” moment.
So, if you’re looking for ways that you can create a mood board, here are some great tools that you can use:
One of the biggest platforms when it comes to user images, Pinterest is one of the most popular platforms out there. With plenty of users chipping in with their photos and their ideas, you can draw inspiration from them.
The good thing is that you can pretty much access the website and its contents, though, if you want to look at more, you will need to pay a small fee.
Don’t worry, it is quite affordable and you can get a lot of images by being a premium user.
If you have an iOS device (iPad or iPhone), you can try and download Moodboard. This app, well, help you create a mood board by giving you access to an extensive library of photos. You can create one and you can even share them with your social media platforms and also through email as well.
What most people like about this app is that it gives you that “scrapbook” feel; it’s as if you’re the one who is physically browsing through a picture book.
Do note that this app requires you to pay before you can download and use. However, if you want to try it out, you can download the Moodboard Lite instead. The only downside is that you’re only limited to creating one mood board at a time.
A relative newcomer, Matboard has bold claims that it will defeat Pinterest as the best image platform.
What makes Matboard interesting is that you can get images based solely on your preferences. When you sign up for an account, you will be asked to click on the things that interest you the most. For instance, if you’re interested in Vintage Design and 80s fashion, then you will be given images that fit those criteria.
Now, to use Matboard, you have to adhere to their strict guidelines. Other than that, it is slowly becoming a platform that can truly rival Pinterest in the near future.
If you’re tasked to create the overall design of a website and you have a hard time finding inspiration, then PatternTap is for you.
This site gives you interface designs that can help you get inspired to create your own. It is a platform that allows designers to share their designs as well as a forum that allows you to confer with your other fellow artists to draw inspiration from one another.
This platform allows you to upload any images you want and then you can design your own mood board with its extensive templates. Your finished design can be shared across all of your social media accounts as well.
Last but definitely not the least is Polyvore. This tool helps you create photo collages based on the trendiest fashion items. If your website needs a color makeover, using this tool is absolutely a must. Best of all, it is free!