Inspired Design…

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

Can someone explain to me the difference between being inspired by a design, and just completely ripping it off? Where does taking one idea and using it in your design move into coping the design?

I’ll use an example of our favourite company known for their design: Apple! They are well known for their design, and have inspired many other designers to create slick and clean websites, however I thought I will just showcase a couple of the more inspired designs below

Ok, so these are are two extreme cases, however where does the line get drawn with using ideas in other people’s design? When does it become acceptable or unacceptable?

Has anyone really had an original thought?

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