Minimalistic design

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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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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6 rules for a good user interface
Sites and applications today are dynamic and interactive. The task of designers is to make the site interface as close as possible to the ideal. Fortunately, there are rules that…

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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

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, in their obsession with the best intentions, and in their decisions that they are hard as a stone? The following exercises will help build a real dialogue with the customer and teach you to document it, and the client will remove the veil of fear of creativity and get involved in the process of creating your website. Continue reading

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 of many fonts on the Internet, designers will have to master another important skill – the ability to choose the appropriate fonts that complement the layout designs they develop. You can also study popular typography trends or ready-made beautiful examples from other professionals. Continue reading

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 themselves with them? If so, then they surely know the times, both of the crazy creative eruption and of creative stagnation. I, at least, are familiar (we will assume that this suggests that I am a real creator :)) Stagnation in our country, dizigners can happen for a great many reasons, such as: sleep, hunting, stupid customer, muse left or favorite song Winamp is over. Everyone has their own. Continue reading

How to make a favicon with your own hands?

A site without favicon, like a ship without a flag. Favicon is an integral part of the site brand, its image and identification. By the way, look at the issuance of any search engine (for example, Yandex). You will definitely find next to the titles of found pages and favicon documents. Those. Favicon, it is also a factor that increases the clickability of your site in search results. Therefore, without a favicon anywhere!

How to make a favicon? The process can be divided into 2 stages: 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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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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Social networks for designer career
Today's topic, as you already understood, will be connected with the use of social media by employees of the sphere of design and not only. Moreover, unlike the article on…

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Cocktail vintage and innovation: retro style in web design
Once I wrote in a blog about retro style for the Internet, or rather I just published a very interesting selection of retro website designs. Now let's add a bit…

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