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…

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User Interface Performance Criteria for Web Designers and Front-End Developers
The basics. There are several performance-related issues that most likely are already known to all designers and front-end developers. These include recommendations for: performing the minimum possible number of requests;…

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What is polyfil?
Where did the polyfill come from and how did the term form? This happened earlier, in 2009, when I was busy writing the book "Introducing HTML5" ("Introducing HTML5"). Sitting in…

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What is beyond the power of responsive design?
We all understand the importance of responsive design and against the background of the growing popularity of mobile devices, designers have to come to grips with the issue of presenting…

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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 simply “reset” on the already formed site design. In this matter, a clear sequence should be followed: the plot, the content, and only then the design. The process of forming the plot of your site involves the participation of two main components – the person and the story. Persons. Any experienced designer will tell you that the most important piece of information needed to create a site design is its target audience. Based on it, the style of the web resource is determined, how it is built, and what content (both text and graphic) it should include. Even the choice of color scheme depends on it. As soon as you become the owner of such information, obtained either by studying the demand or proceeding from the main goal pursued by the site, which involves addressing a specific audience, you can address the issue of its implementation in the design of your site. Continue reading

Trends of web design. Part 3

Custom designs

Recently, there has been a strong trend towards more individual and creative designs. Instead of using conventional approaches, designers experiment with how the information is structured, how it is presented to the user.

In these “non-boxed” designs, creativity is often more important and memorable than attention to detail. However, ease of use, typography and visual design are rarely forgotten and also carefully work through these points. Creative designs are often used for portfolios, websites of advertising agencies and promotional sites (commercial events of large companies), as well as very popular in blogs.
When it comes to creativity, the line between a convenient and not convenient user interface is very thin, so usability testing is of particular importance – after all, a creative approach can harm the site. Continue reading

Three misfortunes of responsive design and ways to prevent them Source
Scaling vs. rubber layout vs. responsive design. There are many misunderstandings related to these terms that are equally periodically committed by web developers. In truth, these terms mean the evolutionary…

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What can you learn in Japanese website designs?
Back in 2014, we published an interesting selection of designs of Japanese anime sites. Surely you can guess that the works there are presented quite specific and original. They are…

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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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