I am a huge fan of not re-inventing the wheel or wasting time on creating something that another person has already done and which you can use for your projects. Time is money and the following resources are just a few that I have found to be extremely valuable for my design work as a web designer.
COLOUR LOVERS: Why stress out about trying to pick the right color choices when you can get awesome combination’s ready to go? Colour Lovers offers great palettes for the web, as well as a nifty tool that will help you find complimentary stock photos with some of their palettes.
HOUSE INDUSTRIES: While some fonts won’t work on the web, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t jazz up your graphics or other images. House sells some of the best fonts on the planet and you can really kick it up a notch by using their fonts where you are able.
GRAPHIC RIVER: Need some sexy website buttons, business card ideas, or backgrounds? Graphic River has a talented community of people who sell their work through this site – most of which are fantastic and will save you design time. Definitely an investment well worth it!
These are just a few places that really help me to be inspired as well as save design time on projects. As a web design business you should never hesitate to work smarter. Check out these websites and see what I mean.