Having a website without an image is useless. Your site will not be attractive enough that Internet users will just pass by. Unless the content is very interesting, the site will never achieve the best results on Google. Your client might not like your work either. But I understand your difficulty... You want to do something new, to insert new and original illustrations on your site. But creating websites is now part of your daily life and you are struggling to find inspiration in 2020.
Why find inspiration?
Be careful, some images on Google may be inspiring, but they are not necessarily free. If you pick up a protected image and put it on your site, it will be considered theft. So, if you want to go to Google to find beautiful photos, images, illustrations..., you will have to go through the advanced search option and filter the results to images that are free of rights or distribution.
At some point, you might get tired of it. Especially when you see the websites of your competitors, your other customers... they are simply SUPER! They've been able to find original illustrations.
However, the owners of these sites are like you and me: they are not designers. So how did they find inspiration in 2020? Maybe they have a library of inspirations? In any case, that's what I'm suggesting.
Finding inspiration in 2020 is easy
I recently created a template that is used to find illustrations for web design projects. It's totally free! More than 20 resources are present, the ones I use in my creations. This library is not going to stop at about 20 resources, I will update it regularly.
How do I get there?
Do you remember when I told you about the Happydesk dashboard and the main reasons why you will have to integrate this platform ? Well they are valid until today. Indeed, this template to find inspiration in 2020 is there, more precisely under the tab: illustration. As I explained in the other article, the other tabs are accessible. Each one of them has its advantage, but I let you discover it by yourself.
In short, to access it, you'll have to register as a freelancer (if you haven't already done so). It's done in a few steps; just fill in your details and check your emails. :)
There is a Youtube video in which I describe this at the bottom of the article. Support me by subscting to the YouTube channel "Happy Desk Design"
Why this library?
You don't have to find inspiration in 2020. On the contrary, those inspirations are simply ready. I've saved you a lot of time! On the other hand, if you use other sites for your inspirations and you want to share them with us, I can integrate it in this library. To do so, just contact me :)
Another reason why I advise you to register is that I offer platforms that offer quality. Do you know Pablo Stanley? Very well known in his field (illustration), he created several illustration platforms such as :
Each of them offers a free plan. However, the features are interesting. For example, you can :
- generate your own doodles
- customize the doodles to make them even more original
- and many others
I still take an example of a website where you can get inspiration (and of course it's in the illustration library): Freepik. The principle is the same as for the other platforms mentioned above: you choose the colors of the illustrations yourself, in order to produce authentic, original illustrations...
What's the point of putting illustrations on your site?
I propose you to create a site without illustration and to design another one with illustrations (obviously, using the 2020 inspiration trick I just provided you with ;)) ). You will conclude yourself that a simple illustration can make all the difference! Indeed, catchy headlines, relevant topics and news... don't carry enough weight if they are not accompanied by beautiful images. So, thanks to the latter, you automatically add value to your project.
Internet users will be attracted to the site (regardless of the target audience). And even if they are just hovering over your site, they will be forced to stay on certain points, on the illustrations they like.
An illustrated site is better than a site without images. Only it will be necessary to choose well its illustrations, and to make sure that they are free of rights and of quality. So inspiration is important, that's why I prepared the template on the Happydesk dashboard. I'm not telling you about the benefits that await you either: even more traffic, more sales, more frequent contacts, etc. In short, satisfied customers.
Come back to this page whenever you want. Did you come up with any ideas I might have forgotten? If so, what are they? Leave a comment below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.