History of pixel art. Past and future
Pixel art (pixelart, pixel art) is a form of digital graphics created using a raster graphic editor, where each image pixel is manually edited. For the first time in 1982,…

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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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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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Ways to navigate users on the site
Imagine that you are traveling by car, but because of traffic jams all main roads are blocked, and you need to turn into an unfamiliar part of the city. For…

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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 fact that, in addition to technical skills, you need a sysadmin for perfection, we consider in this article.

Soft skills
Technical skills are abilities that confirm qualifications, provide opportunities for career growth. However, more and more recruiters pay attention to the so-called “soft” skills. These include: the ability to maintain communication, teamwork, understanding and adhering to the norms of professional ethics, pronounced personal qualities, creative thinking. Continue reading

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 – another useful resource, a book, a blogpost, a snippet, or something to say about this, I would be happy if you share it in the comments to the article. The same applies to questions, if there is – ask. CSS Menu Maker Online HTML and CSS cross-browser code for implementing various kinds of menus. It is possible to configure the created menu, including animated CSS3 effects. 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…

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Typography for web
There are many books and articles on typography, but only some of them reveal the choice and combination of fonts. Due to the emerging opportunities and prospects for free use…

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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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