In my point of view, the design is not fixed with some tutorials or helping guides. Design galleries are also on the top of the list when you are going to get the idea. Starting a new project is quite difficult especially when it comes to design. Here are some of the tips which can give you help in making unique and innovative website design.
Blank Canvas Starting
When you are going to design a website according to your previous project that can be very time-saving. All the old design can easily reusable when it comes to a good design. Try to motivate your artistic mind if you are going to use blank canvas. You can merge different designs to make a new one with the beautiful header and a contemporary footer.
New layouts are always creating problems so try to use re-designed layout. This will give your design a consistent look and support you in all the designs in all the websites. Designers have to think the design out of the box. If your target audience is broad stream than your design has to be very responsive. Try to make some new solutions for website designs which can challenge the latest market.
Use of CMS
Content management system used is very innovative and make the designs more beautiful. WordPress, Drupal, and other many platforms are supporting the CMS easily. But still when you are going to make a grid system take care of your CMS otherwise you will lose the audience attraction. Now if you are making a designing project just for your fun you can find the freedom of the content.
Online Inspiration avoidance
When we are saying the project which should be truly innovative we should never try to see what designers already made. Design galleries will helpful for you but you can never make a unique design. You can take the idea from mind when we are saying innovative and unique design. It is difficult to start a design from scratch and you have to take some ideas when you are going to make a website for your clients.