Jacob Nielsen - renowned usability specialist
I decided to slightly dilute the publication with all sorts of pictures and materials for downloading a very interesting article about one well-known in narrow (and not so) person circles.…

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Typography for web
There are many books and articles on typography, but only some of them reveal the choice and combination of fonts. Due to the emerging opportunities and prospects for free use…

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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

Licenses on photo stocks: not prohibited not means allowed
In the comments on the blog article about the best free photo stocks you can find several questions regarding copyright for photos and images. An employee of one of the…

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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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Get rid of guesswork in design
Creativity breathes life into successful sites. However, creative ideas and solutions often resemble guessing - a dangerous business, I tell you. So what can designers do to convince the customer,…

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Endless page scrolling: helps or hurts?
When it comes to online marketing or web design, it is extremely important to be the initiator of successful ideas and to form trends in your own field. Today we…

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