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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How to create a website that increases the awareness of your brand
If you want your website to become successful, just a good design will not be enough: it must first reflect the personality of your brand. When developing a design, you…

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The difference between UI and UX: a practical example
Today there will be a guest post on the topic of UX and UI interfaces on the example of working with the Icons8 service. I know what you are thinking:…

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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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Cards vs lists. Their influence on user experience

he most common ways to organize web content today are cards and lists. Each of them has its pros and cons. If lists were used for this purpose for a long time (starting from the first days of the Web development), then the card design style only recently began to be trusted by web developers, gaining enormous momentum in popularity recently. Cards and lists are unique ways to display content that can be perfect in one situation and spoil everything in another. The key point here is the ability of the web designer to determine the face that separates the use of each of the methods, thereby achieving the maximum level of user convenience. The criteria that should be followed during the selection process may surprise you and make you revise some previously known principles of web design. In this article we will define cases when the use of cards in web design will be more preferable than lists and vice versa. What are the cards and lists? In order to understand in which situation the cards should be used, and in which lists, one must first of all decide what each of them represents separately and what function it performs (or should perform). 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…

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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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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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