NON-STANDARD "ABSTRACT" DESIGN
It was originally planned to place a translation of an English-language article on web design trends in 2017, but after studying various sources, we decided to slightly change the concept…

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Current trends and trends in logo design
Actual trends in the design of logos 2017 did not become some special revelation. Similar to the main trends of web site design, they are rather a continuation and development…

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How to overcome the creative crisis of designers?
Today we have another guest post from Evgeny Ignashov, who represents the project Candysign: creating websites, icons, networking, programming. Are these lines read by creative people or those who identify…

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In defense of “Eye Candy”

In the society of designers, it is often possible to hear that true professionals build their work on the strict conformity of design to the brand’s corporate style or simply on the basic principles of design, and aesthetic beauty fades into the background. Living discussions on this issue lack one thing: understanding that aesthetics plays a huge role in cognition, perception and reaction.

Take a look at what “clothes” designers “now wear” with ordinary ready-made structured information; or how the term “eye candy” reduces the significance of graphic design as such. Continue reading

Web 2.0 style design: simplicity as art

In the fall of 2005, with the help of the publisher Tim O’Reilly, the term Web 2.0 was firmly included in the lecture of web developers. Like any new term, it still remains the subject of lively discussion, during which the main feature, which is no longer in doubt, is defined. Coming to replace the “old” Web 1.0, Web 2.0 has become a new model of the existence of the Internet community, where an ordinary user becomes a direct participant and creator of the site content. From now on, the priority tasks for the developers were a friendly interface and a simple, but at the same time stylish design, which determined the characteristic features of the design in the Web 2.0 style. Continue reading

Design in the browser for beginners
Read it! It will be quite enough to begin. Make your first, most likely clumsy site. Go back and read again. Correct errors. Repeat. No, you probably do not want…

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How to make a footer site footer: design options, why you need it, tips
Developers often overlook the fact that the footer for the site (translated from English footer / basement) is one of its basic elements. It can give more complete information about…

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How to make a color palette for the site and not only (algorithm + tips)
In Design Mania, there were already several publications with a similar theme: in a note about color matching services for websites, besides inspiration resources, we looked at a couple of…

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New rules for scrolling in web design
Scrolling again turns into the main element of interaction. This means that designers should learn new rules for its use. Why scrolling is reborn Since mobile users have become more…

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