When the Well Runs Dry

Ever found yourself in a web design/development situation where you have tried umpteen different solutions and still cannot solve for the problem? When the well runs dry, just borrow from another industry. Selling services? Try modeling from a unitized e-commerce perspective. Selling sporting goods? Consider online financial services as a source of inspiration.

Financial services? That last gold nugget of wisdom sounded pretty silly, didn't it? The point is still valid. When you are out of ideas in a given project or effort, start looking in a completely different industry. Call it a quasi-mashup if it makes you happy.

Now, let me ask you: Do you have enough shoulder pads and hockey sticks to protect your family should anything ever happen to you?