I’m going to write about a very obvious inspiration, which is Tim Van Damme’s site:timvandamme.com. This site very obviously has design cues taken from Apple’s design style, yet it feels it’s own some how. Rarely do I see a site and am compelled to design based off of that inspiration. It takes something special, something I’m not even sure of the recipe for, yet something I love to spark me to model one of my own creations based off of that creation. Tim’s site did that for me. I loved the simplicity and single focusedness of this site. I love that it serves one purpose. I love that it is clear and direct. I love that it is beautiful.
It is because of this site that I swiftly began construction of my very own site: http://rogieking.com. I think that you will notice the very obvious similarities, yet the ways that I made it my own. I hoped by making this site that I would honor the person whom I was inspired by, yet not dishonor him with blatant rip-offery (if that’s a word ;), and I appear to have honored him by this sentiment he echoed on twitter:
This is what I call inspiration: http://rogieking.com/ Looks great!
Tim Van Damme – link