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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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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Definition of element clickable area
When creating code for a button or another clickable element, it is necessary to clearly define the boundaries of its activity, which are user-friendly. In this matter there is no…

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4 Tips for creating one-page websites
Single-page websites are becoming popular and fashionable now - there is no doubt about it, although they are not suitable for every subject or organization. However, if done correctly, your…

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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

Microsoft Silverlight
Over time, the global network is increasingly filled with sites that represent various web services with a rich dynamic interface. Such resources are based on technologies, thanks to which developers…

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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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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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