applied art for the web

Create a moodboard

Let's start thinking about what your new homepages might look like once you've learnt how to apply some styling via colour, type and space. While you might not have any ideas just yet, start thinking about what kind of atmosphere and mood your page might have.

BeFunky provide an all-in-one online creative platform as a paid-for service and offer the use of their tools with some limitations for free. We can use their Collage Maker to create our moodboard and save the final image as jpg/png/pdf.
(Just make sure not to close the webpage as you might lose your inputs.)

To show you an example, here is a retrospective moodboard for the colour schemes on our main sites, see PDF for high quality version.

moodboard showing rust, sand and slate colours

If you are new to design, this might become a good first step to experiment and explore. If you're already happily designing, this might already be part of your process ~ or become a new tool :)

Moodboards are popular in many areas, from interior to fashion, and of course, graphic and web design. They are used to express visually what might be difficult to describe in words. Collecting any kind of visual (photographs/graphics) which encapsulates an aspect of the planned design and combining them in a collage can establish a direction and guide the next steps.

And here are your moodboards, in alphabetical order of first name :)