Why your website needs a real-world element

Often when we commence work on a new website design, we focus on creating all the visual assets ourselves inside our design application.

We begin with shapes and fonts, then move on to thinking through colours - or whatever it is you do as your thought process. But you can also start with things from the real world. Maybe you have some great imagery that got generated from a photo shoot, or maybe there's something interesting-looking from your client's office or your own desk that's worth using as a design element.

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