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[originally published 6 January 2012 20:51]

A few months ago, I ran across a short post on Website Magazine on Inspiration: 5 Destinations for Designers

 The five destinations are:

Of the seven sites listed above, I found Layer Tennis the most fun. What is Layer Tennis? From the site,

This is the Third Season of our live design events called Layer Tennis. Matches are played using video, animation, sound, photos, type and lots more, but the basic idea is the same no matter what tools are in use. Two competitors swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a “volley” and then we post it to the site live. A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action, as it happens. A match lasts for ten volleys and when it’s complete, Fans tell us what they think and we declare a winner.

As Website Magazine said in their review, Layer Tennis is a hoot whether you’re a Web designer or not.

The other six sites are work – work you enjoy doing, if you’re a designer, but serious work nonetheless. Layer Tennis is pure fun.

If you want to find out more about the other sites, check out the Website Magazine article.

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