I find competitiveÂ analysis to be an essential tool for design. Â In my quest to design a more appropriate layout and theme for my blog, I did my due diligence and searched the web high and low for portfolio sites from which to get ideas from. Â This analysis not only grounds you with a firm baseline of what is expected of your design, but often yields a nice list of action items that can be used to outdo your competitors.
I’m a big fan of simple and direct. Â I believe that if you can take something away from a design and it still works, do it. Â Which is why I immediately envied Nick Finck’s website. Â The scribbles on myÂ quad-ruledÂ pad and my chosen color palette to that point were very similar to what he already had decided to place in front of me. Â What’s more is that he’s also in the same field as I am, so it would be bad taste to copy him. Â Instead I’ll use his website as a case study.
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