6 main stages of site development
I was recently told in the comments that some posts do not match the format of the blog, which is positioned as a useful resource for web designers. On the…

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Where and how to make a designer online
At present, it is not so easy to find a suitable and well-paid job, even for a knowledgeable, knowledgeable person. The crisis and any other nonsense oppresses, some design unemployment…

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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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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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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

Be creative, it will allow you to create better sites.
A person is an elementary concept used in designing a user interface and achieving the required level of usability, which is a description of a typical user entering the target…

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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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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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