To start, let’s consider the overall design of your site. What mood do you want to evoke with your website—do you want it to be fun and bright or dark and brooding? Maybe you don’t even know. The best place to start is by looking around at sites that are well designed.
I am always looking for design ideas. When I find a site that is well designed, I bookmark it so that when I am beginning a new design, I can review it to get ideas for my own site.
I also look at the winners of design awards and web designers’ sites. Because these sites are well designed, you can learn a lot from them.
Here are a few to consider: