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How to become not just good, but the best system administrator
Many system administrators complain of low income, monotonous work, lack of prospects. These are not beginners, but experienced specialists - it means that it’s not only knowledge and skills. The…

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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…

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Simple and convenient toolkit for developers of the user Web-interface
This post contains a list of online toolkits that may be of interest to user interface developers for websites and web applications. If you have additional information on this topic…

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Design as a means of storytelling
You, as a designer, need to be aware that the plot on which the content is based later appears before any other components of the site. Content can not be…

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The principle of the golden section in the design of sites

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

Trends of web design. Part 2

I continue to translate an article about web design trends 2009. The first 5 new fashion trends look like this:

Printed letters
Advanced User Interfaces
PNG transparency
Huge typography
Font replacement
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

What is Icon Fonts? Meet with FontAwesome and IcoMoon

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

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 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

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Trends of web design. Part 2
I continue to translate an article about web design trends 2009. The first 5 new fashion trends look like this: Printed letters Advanced User Interfaces PNG transparency Huge typography Font…

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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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Trends and trends in web site design 2017
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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