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No inspiration/ideas

Hi,

After following some tracks here and get php lessons at school i feel like i have all the knowledge needed to start creating sites/webapps. But here is it, i never know what i would like to build. I haven countless projects i started and stopped working on after a couple days.

For school i have to create a personal showcase portfolio, but i really have nothing to show, or any idea how i would want it to look.

Sometimes i look at sites like dribbble, awwwards or behance, but after doing that i feel like i am just copying others.

I notice i'm rambling so::

  • How do you get goot ideas for projects to fill your portfolio?
  • How do you stay motivated to finish the projects you start?
  • How do i come up with my own creative designs without stealing from others?

2 Answers

How do you get good ideas for projects to fill your portfolio? google your interests and look at the images. A good search is "cool website ideas"

How do you stay motivated to finish the projects you start? I find if i do a lot at a time and really "wire" in i stay motivated.

How do i come up with my own creative designs without stealing from others? Don't worry about "stealing" think about social media: Friendster and Myspace, now its Facebook and Twitter. Yet nobody accuses them. :) Draw inspiration from your favorite websites and you'll be okay!

Jason Stabins
Jason Stabins
2,333 Points

One idea is to start a blog about your development. Writing tutorials about the stuff you do know and experiments you try out is a good way to not just get content out there but will solidify your knowledge on the topic.

Next thing you know, you will have lots of content to work on and along the way you will probably get an idea or two.