• Resources & Tips

    Get Inspiration and information on tools and other resources here

    Inspiration

    get inspiration for your website

    One of the best ways to get inspiration is to look at your competition. See what you like and what you don't. Go from there.

     

    Strikingly Discover - on the Strikingly site, you can find loads of inspiration. These beautiful sites were all made with Strikingly. If you view the site while logged in, you can also identify the template being used (this is listed in the right hand corner after you click on view).

     

    One Page Love - this website showcases a collection of one page websites. You can search by area (e.g., health, accountancy, author, etc)

    Photos, Images & Video Stock

    Free high quality photos, images & videos

    Pixabay - has a great selection of High Quality images that you can use without attribution. They are all creative commons.

     

    Librestock - is a multisite search engine that scans stock photos from several free image websites, has many high quality images.

     

    Stocksnap - free high quality stock photos, free from copyright restrictions.

     

    Unsplash - free high quality stock photos, beautiful images, free from copyright restrictions

     

    Strikingly Library - within Strikingly's image library (in the editor) there are many free high quality images and videos

  • Inexpensive Photos and Videos

    Adobe Stock - high quality images, photos and videos at reasonable prices, UK based.

     

    Alamy - high quality commercial images at reasonable prices, UK based.

  • Logos & Icons

    create your own!

    Squarespace logos made simple - get a very basic logo here. Perfect if your just starting off. Make sure to crop the squarespace branding at the bottom. You can do this with PicMonkey.

     

    Picmonkey - a great, free tool to make a simple, basic logo using text only. Also good for other graphics design.

     

    Luckyicons - a Strikingly tool to help you customise your social icons. Make sure to get the hex code of the colour you want. You can do that with any colour picker (see below).

     

    Fiverr - you can outsource your logo here. For only $5, you can get someone to make one for you. Check their portfolio first and see if you're happy with their style. Suitable, again, for when you're just starting out.

    Image Editors

    tools to help get the look you want

    In addition to Pic Monkey, you can also use these tools to help edit your image:

    Be Funky - image editor with some cool fonts

     

    Canva - online graphics design tool

     

    Clipping Magic - for a small fee, allows you to easily remove background of images.

     

    Picture2Life - tool to help you mask photos

    Colour Tools

    coordinate colours with these tools

    You don't need anymore than two colours for your site when you start out plus a few neutral colours. These tools will get you going.

     

    Colorzilla for Chrome - this chrome extension will help you match colours when editing.

     

    Paint.Net - change image colours, remove backgrounds

     

    Coolors - Find color schemes super fast

     

    Color-Hex - to get shades of your favourite colours

  • Tips

    Get more information and tips here

  • Icons and the About Section

    Uploading images from Pixabay

    Responsive Design

    Creating a Collage or Banner

    Creating Your Own Logo

    Publishing Your Website

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