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geremyd says

I can design sites for everyone and any company but, not myself. Does anyone else find this hard? What tips and tricks do you use to get creative on your own site?

thanks

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CreativeMilk says

It’s always harder to design for your self then for a client. This is my experience.

I think that your own site has to be an reflection of your self, who you are, what you can do and what you want to do, so be creative but dont copy(as lot of people do), and take your time to build something.

I’am just finishing my own new site, i am working on it for 3 months, because i wanted to have a cool looking but very original site(and because i had a lot of other projects).

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BroOf says

Yeah! I also think it’s another thing if you make thing for your own.

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geremyd says

How do you determine what to build your site in? Flash was big in the past now it seems to be fading away. I have been doing design work for about 7 years now and the industry has changed so much. From tables to divs and now it seems like CSS and Jquery own the design world.

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CreativeMilk says
How do you determine what to build your site in? Flash was big in the past now it seems to be fading away. I have been doing design work for about 7 years now and the industry has changed so much. From tables to divs and now it seems like CSS and Jquery own the design world.

A good design/developer looks or start trends, and try to be ahead rather then to behind in his/her design/creations. The web is always changing, and its hard to tell which direction it’s heading.

At te moment v-cards are hot, if you want to use a minimalistic design/site. There are a couple of files here on TF.

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wpbakery says

Yes, definitely! I finished my website only from 5th-6th attempt! :)

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Ivor Envato team says

I haven’t designed from scratch for me yet :(

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Alexhughes says
It’s always harder to design for your self then for a client. This is my experience.

Without a doubt. I find it really hard to design for myself. Sometimes consider hiring someone to-do so. Nothing ever seems right for what I want or I get a new idea half way through e.t.c

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LoewenWeb says

Oh man.. its so hard to pick a personal portfolio design and finish it. I had literally 5 versions in various stages before I settled on my current one. I think its important to incorporate what you really love in your portfolio, so I put in a forest/natural design against an evening background. I also like sci-fi, so I did some metallic looking design (one of the 4 that got scrapped). Of course don’t push it so far that it looks unprofessional, but it adds a touch of personality.

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CreativeMilk says
Yes, definitely! I finished my website only from 5th-6th attempt! :)

Check your whitespace at the bottom(using ff) :P

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