I firmly believe in the idea that “Everything is a Remix.” ((If you haven’t seen the web video series, please do. You may do so by visiting this webpage.)) As a web worker specializing in Design and Frontend Development, it’s crucial to accept this. Most of the time, Google is our best friend (other than our bookmarks of course). It is the medium we work with constantly to find nodes of inspiration, ((The explanation of the idea via Cameron Moll.)) design patterns, ((There’s multiple sources for this. UI-Patterns, and Martijn van Welie’s are pretty good.)) and/or snippets of code. ((Stackoverflow is a coders’ friend.))
“Why reinvent the wheel?” Well, you don’t have to. Just make it better while saving time, and learning in/the process at the same time.