There was a time when the entire website was handled by a webmaster who did the HTML, backend programming, client-side development, and SEO (it wasn’t called that then). Now, everyone has a pretty specialized role in most organizations.
Being a web designer is like any other creative pursuit. Every so often you’ll need to recharge the creative ideas. I enjoy brainstorming to help me get unblocked; looking at other websites can be inspiring as well. Some of our readers have shared their inspirations and you can too.