How microstock was born
Microstock (microstock) - the budget segment of the stock photos, offering quality images for a penny, is rapidly gaining momentum. What is not surprising: such a cheap and affordable quality…

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Trends web design. Part 1
Designers are fickle people, they like to experiment with things. Therefore, they often try to solve problems of different approaches, which in the future may become mainstream and classic. As…

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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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Creating a furniture site design: tips, real-life examples and common mistakes
Immediately after the publication of the post with the best examples of furniture sites, an interesting English-language note of a similar subject caught our eye. It contains a selection of…

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feelings

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 on the basic principles of design, and aesthetic beauty fades into the background. Living discussions on this issue lack one thing: understanding that aesthetics plays a huge role in cognition, perception and reaction.

Take a look at what “clothes” designers “now wear” with ordinary ready-made structured information; or how the term “eye candy” reduces the significance of graphic design as such. Language, at the present stage, narrows the concept of “design” to a simple “design”, as well as separates “aesthetics” and “usability” (as if they are two completely different areas). If we switch from individual graphic elements, and pay attention to general aesthetics – “the science of how we experience feelings” – we will find out that this very difference between how something works and how it looks does not really exists, it is contrived. Continue reading

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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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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How to choose the best illustrations for your site
So, you already have a terrific site on Wix, and now you want to hit its visitors with lively, eye-catching illustrations. Visual content is an incredibly important element in creating…

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