Rooms Design Critique Divi layout library uninspiring

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    • #2954
      Dee Zynah
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      Divi Layout library just leaves me uninspired. ET really needs to up their game. Sigh.

    • #2955
      Colin Sik
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      I use it as a layout rather than a design and take it from there.I really find them most useful.

    • #2956
      Anita
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      I use Divi for the tool, not the design library. I pay our graphic designers for design.

      • #2957
        Dee Zynah
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        I am the both designer and the builder. I was poking around for inspiration and found it lacking.

        • #2958
          Anita
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          Gotcha

        • #2959
          Anita
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          Seems some web folks just want to grab a theme and swap out a few images and content, and collect payment. I jumped to the conclusion that was what you were doing.

          • #2960
            Dee Zynah
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            No. I totally build my own, but I have a tendency to get in a design rut, so I thought I’d see what other ideas Divi might have. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • #2961
            Anita
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            I think that’s my only ding against Divi, I don’t think I’ve seen any designs that I wanted to use or gave our team any design ideas. They just don’t seem to jive with our style.

          • #2962
            Dee Zynah
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            Same…

    • #2963
      Lynne Guistic
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      Then use platforms which inspire ๐Ÿ˜. Divi is not platform for design ideas.

      Dribble
      Behance
      DeviantArt.
      Ello.
      500px.
      Artstation.
      Carbonmade.
      Cargo.
      Etc

      • #2964
        Dee Zynah
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        You are 100% correct. Thanks for the tips!

      • #2965
        Nick RoachKiller
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        @lynne pinterest

      • #2966
        Dee Zynah
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        I used to spend too much time getting depressed on https://www.awwwards.com/ because they are way beyond my skill set, until I came to terms with the understanding that those just aren’t the sites I am building for my clients… Alot of them are pretty amazing, tho…

        • #2967
          Nick RoachKiller
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          true, sometimes we stuck to some tool so much because just it’s good for others too. We need to find what’s good for us. Which tool makes us comfortable. Don’t care what people think ๐Ÿค”. And live stress ๐Ÿ†“

    • #2968
      Maureen Biologist
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      Here is something I do when I need design inspiration.

      Say I have a fine dining restaurant site. I will note the category and first do a theme Forrest search to see if anything tickles my interest. Then I will do a google search for specific cities in this category and find sites that may have a section or footer or whatever else and take screen shots. Once I have about 3-6 shots of a rough direction, I can then go over the hero shot ideas, logo, and menu hierarchy and begin to put the first remnants of a homepage together

    • #2969
      Maureen Biologist
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      Canโ€™t wait for inspiration to fall in your lap. You have to go hunt for it and it can be a blast. ET is a theme and builder. Not a design school or platter.

      • #2970
        Dee Zynah
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        @maureen I agree. Lots of places to find inspiration. My comment a specific observation about Divi’s layouts. Divi markets them as “World-class designs with original photos and graphics available for free to all Divi customers”. Having not looked at Divi’s library in a long time, I thought I’d check it out for anything new and interesting and came up empty, as usual. They just don’t compare to some of the themes and layouts I’ve seen for Elementor.

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