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People and websites that inspire (me)

Inspiring individuals and online places that spark my passion to code and create

Published onApril 25, 20233 minutes read

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In life, we come across many people who leave a lasting impression on us. Some inspire us with their achievements, while others motivate us with their resilience and determination, and eventually become a reference for what we aim for.

In this blog post, I want to take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate some of the people who have had a significant impact on me, motivating me to be a better version of myself.

As Austin Kleon mentions in his book β€œSteal like an artist”: we are the sum of our influences.

People that inspire me

This is a short list of people I truly admire, because they are great persons, constantly share knowledge and help others learn and grow, create amazing projects, many of them in the open (open-source) and do things that I can just hope to be able to do one day.

I’ve been lucky enough to chat with some of these incredible individuals, and I’m proud to call a few of them my friends, even though we’ve never met in person! A big shoutout to them for the invaluable lessons they teach me every single day.

Websites that inspire(d) mine

The websites listed below are the ones I frequently look for inspiration in terms of design, content organization, features and user interface and experience.

Each one has its own distinctive details that set it apart, and here are some design elements that have influenced or become a part of my own website.

Zeno's website

Gradient titles @ Zeno Rocha

Delba's website

Floating toolbar and narrow content @ Delba Oliveira

Alistair's website

Focused elements outline @ Alistair Shepherd

Steph's website

About page @ Steph Parrott

Braydon's website

Subtle blog post cover hero @ Braydon Coyer

Marc's website

Experience and Activity @ Marc Bouchenoire

All of these sites are beautifully designed, with clean layouts and intuitive navigation. They prioritize user experience and their designs reflect a commitment to simplicity and ease of use. These sites have inspired me to always strive for a seamless and enjoyable user experience in my own.


The people I admire and the websites that inspire my design are a constant source of motivation for me. Each person on this list has shown me something unique and valuable.

I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the people who have impacted your life and the projects that inspire your own work. By acknowledging and appreciating these influences, we can continue to grow and improve.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you found this post insightful and inspiring. πŸ‘‹