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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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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Everything about the header (site header): purpose, design and design
As you know, there is no second chance to make a first impression. In the field of digital design, this truth is supported by high competition and a wide variety…

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Creating beautiful RSS icons for your blog

For those who do not know RSS – a special format of blog posts, which allows you to receive updates from the site without having to visit it. For reading, special programs are used – RSS readers (for example, Google Reader).

As a rule, each blog has a button that allows you to subscribe to your blog articles via RSS. It can be located anywhere, but should be noticeable, it is often placed in the sidebar closer to the header of the site, sometimes it is given an impressive size for visitors to notice. In any case, the user should not specifically look for it. Continue reading

9 tips on typography site

Typography for a web site is a rather important design element that is not expressed very strongly in Runet. This question is more often raised on English-speaking foreign design blogs, we have practically no attention paid to it. No, of course, when creating a layout, most designers think about fonts, design, but very modest and few. Therefore, probably, in Runet you can count on your fingers the number of projects with bright creative and non-standard typography, more than the standard dull “gray” design:  Continue reading

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. I think it will be useful for common development.

Jacob Nielsen is a successful programmer and engineer working in the field of web design. Its main achievement is the founding of the Nielsen Norman Group together with the former Vice President of Apple Computer Donald Norman. 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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Hamburger menu: a bit of history and alternatives
We continue to discuss the topic of navigation in web projects. After reviewing examples of bread crumbs, we decided today to talk about the so-called hamburger menu. There was a…

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Using textures in web design
  What is the easiest, correct, and sometimes the only possible way to create the illusion of the relief of an element (object) in web design (as well as in…

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Tips for using images on websites and blogs
Of course, the image is the epicenter of any web site, because people are by nature visual. When creating a website or blog, we pay special attention to content, design…

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