If you are ever in need of inspiration, looking for fun, creative things to do, here are the top 10 websites to get your creative juices flowing.
Aviary’ motto is “Creation on the Fly”. It is a big place with lots to do. First of all, it is a suite of powerful creative applications that you can use right in your browser. It is also an online community of digital artists of all genres, from graphic design to audio editing, that makes it easy to share and collaborate with others. To get a better idea of all Aviary has to offer, watch this video.
This free online editing studio lets you create a video by mixing together video clips, music tracks and photos. You can use your own materials or browse through their extensive library from BBC, Rip Curl and more. Easy to share on social networks.
This is an amazing free software, compatible with PC and Mac, that lets you create beautiful photo mosaics using your own photographs. The end result is very artistic, like this mosaic here.
Looplabs is the web’s premiere online music mixing application and platform. Since 2000 it has connected millions of web users from around the world to the art of music mixing through their extremely intuitive and easy-to use software interfaces.
LoopLabs’ online interactive music platform offers a wide range of possible feature implementations such as multi-channel mixing (up to 32 channels), advanced multi-channel presets, MP3 sampling / triggering / remixing, complete load/save/vote functionality, audio recording capabilities (client-side), sequencing / song composing, output audio to WAV/MP3 files, video mixing capabilities and integration, multiuser, collaborative music environments, crossplatform (MAC|PC), etc.
Pixton is an award-winning comic strip creator with a wide variety of features that lets you create comics without needing to draw them. You can customize everything on the page with a simple click-and-drag option. It works on any browser, Mac or PC, it’s easy to share by email or embed in blogs or social networks. For more information, watch this video.
XNA Game Studio
If you ever wanted to create an online game, here’s your chance. This is a powerful, easy to use game development tool that lets you create indie games and share them in the XNA Creators Club. Features excellent graphics, audio, input, networking and storage capabilities. By creating a profile in the online community you get your creator card and can track your games, reviews, downloads, etc.
If you like making scrapbooks, ScrapBlog is the place to start. It’s an online community where you can express yourself creatively. With their free online tool, it’s easy to make your own multimedia scrapbooks and share them with friends.
Life Before Death
This website is all about everyone’s least favorite “D” word – Death. It is fun, offbeat, wonderfully weird, insightfully inspiring and even practical. It’s goal is to demystify death by re-branding with a new image and attitude.
This website is about making every bit of your Life Before Death more meaningful. Whatever way you choose to journey the years, months, weeks or days before the End, this website will open up a world of possibilities for you. Carpe Diem. Grab the bull by the horns. Live Life. Get the picture?
Mashup Arts website was built for social networkers who want to share video and photo ecards by remixing their personal content with free internet content. This premise itself has great creative potential. The Mashap Arts platform was designed for people who use social networks like Facebook and MySpace, and it incorporates many features to help them collaborate with friends, as well as integrate their favourite media, from their PC or from the net. There are many options to help you create your Mashup Cards by customizing photos, videos, text and music to create a one of a kind card in a world where everything else looks the same. You can even find ideas from the user community for occasions like Birthdays, Weddings, Christmas, Valentines, etc.
Odosketch is a great flash drawing application that lets you create easily beautiful sketches online, using different paper textures, a variety of brushes and drawing effects. It’s possible to save your sketch in flash format so you can watch it as it was being drawn. Not only that, but you can share it with friends. Very nice.