Pixel art (pixelart, pixel art) is a form of digital graphics created using a raster graphic editor, where each image pixel is manually edited.
For the first time in 1982, the term pixel art was used in Xerox Corporation by Adele Goldbert and Robert Flegal, but the graphic itself was used 10 years before in the same Xerox company. Also, to some extent, we can also consider pixel art ’and the occupation our grandmother-great-grandmothers were engaged in – cross-stitching, is it not true, it looks like – one cross – one pixel =)
Most of us saw pixel graphics on TV screens for the first time, playing supermarios, tanks and other games on Super Nintendo set-top boxes, Sega’s Mega Drive. At that time, it was the only available way to display computer graphics. Continue reading
A key indicator of the quality of web design is how natural and easy it is perceived by users. When creating a visual site design, it is important to illustrate the functionality and informative component of the project, to form its correct perception. The use of classical techniques such as the rules of the golden section in the design helps to solve such problems in an optimal way. We will consider it today.
This principle describes a mathematical proportion that forms a harmonious, natural relationship of the parts of one whole to each other. It is obtained by dividing the whole into two parts so that the ratio of the first part to the second is the same as the ratio of the whole to the first part. Continue reading
I continue to translate an article about web design trends 2009. The first 5 new fashion trends look like this:
Advanced User Interfaces
Well, let’s continue … At the same time, you can read about trends and trends in the logo of the development that are now popular.
6. MODAL WINDOWS
Modal (dialog) windows are, in fact, the second generation of pop-ups. Continue reading
Here I will demonstrate the excellent solutions that can be achieved using Icon Fonts, but let’s first get acquainted with the very concept of font icons, as well as the positive and negative sides of using them. Then we will test the two most popular sets of font icons using various examples, which will allow you to see how they can be used in real projects. What is Icon Fonts? Icon Fonts is nothing more than regular fonts.
The only difference is that instead of the usual for us sets of fonts, consisting of numbers and letters, font icons contain different characters and glyphs. But the main reason why Icon Fonts is so popular on the Web is that they are easily CSS styled. Advantages and disadvantages of font icons. There are several strong positive points in favor of the use of font icons instead of raster images: Any CSS effect can be applied to them. They are scalable because they are created using vector graphics. Continue reading
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 useful social networks, the article will deal more with the career of a designer than with his immediate activities. The inspiration for writing the post was the English-language publication 6 of Creative Social Media Strategies for Designers.
In general, the need to develop social profiles for ordinary designers may seem like an extra complexity in work. However, these projects, with the right approach, provide specialists with excellent opportunities, which we will talk about today.
Nowadays, customers and employers often look for pages of potential candidates in social networks in addition to the traditional portfolio and resume. At the same time, competent filling of your “online representation” will show the difference between a promising employee using all approaches and an ordinary ordinary candidate from the list. Below we will look at the 6 main social networks for designers’ careers that will help you create a full presence on the Internet: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Periscope. Continue reading