Some of our favorite new sites and designs to kick off April - hope you like em.
Work hard to make your design unique in some way
Nothing beats a design that breaks some of the rules, even if just a little. Strive to do design that uses the foundation of good design, balance, layout, type, etc. but that also throws the viewer a little bit of a curve ball.
Your design should make you FEEL good
The best designs are attractive and pleasant in a 'center of your gut' way. If you don't look at the design and have a general pleasant feeling you might be ready to scrap it for a new look.
Clean lines and organization are great, but sometimes an organic twist can really make the design
We are huge fans of clean and organized layouts, but there is a certain predictability that you get into if you're not willing to break the mold a little and do something outside of the normal 'box'. Thing different like Steve Jobs said. But it's OK to have some traditional layout elements or design, as long as you make at least part of the design striking in some way.