Where Can You Get Cool Ideas For Website Project? 💡
Courtesy of @thecodercoder
It can be quite a challenge to come up with creative project ideas, either for fun or to build out your portfolio 💼
To help, here are a few strategies that you can use to get those idea gears turning to build your own projects.
🔸 Look at existing sites — break them down into their different functionalities, and then use that to inspire you to make a similar type of project!
🔸 Solve problems that you encounter in your own life — being lazy or easily dissatisfied can be an asset in this case. Because they can lead you to write code to solve problems, either your own or others!
🔸 Think of your most-used websites or apps and the problems they solve or how they help you.
🔸 One tip as you think of projects– stay unique. Many popular tutorials and courses make the same types of projects. If you put in a little extra work to think of a creative idea, your portfolio will stand out from the crowd.
Look at existing sites!
Get inspired and make a similar project, but put your own spin on it 🙂
- TripAdvisor (travel and booking site)
- Retail website with a store locator
- Restaurant website with online ordering
Extra tip: you can research best agencies at websites like this: Top Web Development Companies.
Solve problems in your own life
If something in your daily life frustrates you and makes you think, “This should work way better!!” Then you’ve found a potential idea for a project!
Identifying problems and being able to build a solution to it, even for something small, can be the start for many projects.
What are your favorite websites or apps?
When you use a website or mobile app throughout your day, think about the functionality that makes it work.
Write down any interesting ones and you will soon have a nice bank of ideas for web apps that you could build.
Stay creative, and make unique projects.
Try to make ideas that aren’t super common in tutorials, like a weather app, pomodoro timer or Trello clone. Those are perfectly good ideas, but they are a bit overused now.
Your portfolio will stand out if you build unique projects that few other people have thought of.
Bonus — 8 useful tools for everyday usage:
Integromat — is a powerful automation tool that connects your apps and services to work smarter, not harder.
Leadpages — lets you build beautiful, high-converting websites, unlimited landing pages, pop-up forms you can add to your other websites.
FlyWheel — is managed WordPress hosting built for designers and creative agencies.
Crello — a free graphic design editor that helps create images for social media, print, and other web-based graphics.
FlowKit — allows designers to create frighteningly fast user flows within Sketch and Figma.
GetResponse — an email marketing platform that enables you to create a valuable marketing list of prospects, partners, and clients, so you can develop relationships with them and build a responsive and profitable customer base.
LetyShops – this service allows you to get a cashback of the amount spent on the purchase – up to 30%!
Zadarma – cloud communications platform that offers the best VoIP phone system – IP PBX, virtual numbers in 90 countries.
Manychat — visual bot builder for Facebook Messenger with broadcasts, analytics, scheduled posting and many other features!
Funnelytics — the best funnel mapping software available to marketers and entrepreneurs today.