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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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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Licenses on photo stocks: not prohibited not means allowed
In the comments on the blog article about the best free photo stocks you can find several questions regarding copyright for photos and images. An employee of one of the…

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The ideal form of authorization - how to do it is not necessary (errors and tips)
Recently, we posted a number of useful tips on creating effective registration forms on the site, and today we want to talk about the authorization / login unit. Recently, a…

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Free space in web design. What is it and why use it?

In the current, extremely intensive century, we are surrounded by an incredible flow of information, in terms of which it is very important for designers to decide on the patterns used in their projects. We are simply obliged to make sure that the pages we create attract the attention of visitors, regardless of whether they are shopping on a commercial website, reading an article on a blog, or just browsing the news. The design must be legible, easily perceived and to attract users. We need to understand that the choice in favor of a simple design solution instead of a more complex alternative is the key to attracting and motivating readers. The variety of elements, images, various color contrasts and forms on the page can create the illusion of informativeness of your site, but just as well cause a feeling of discomfort among users, as a result of which they leave it. Continue reading

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 simply “reset” on the already formed site design. In this matter, a clear sequence should be followed: the plot, the content, and only then the design. The process of forming the plot of your site involves the participation of two main components – the person and the story. Persons. Any experienced designer will tell you that the most important piece of information needed to create a site design is its target audience. Based on it, the style of the web resource is determined, how it is built, and what content (both text and graphic) it should include. Even the choice of color scheme depends on it. As soon as you become the owner of such information, obtained either by studying the demand or proceeding from the main goal pursued by the site, which involves addressing a specific audience, you can address the issue of its implementation in the design of your site. Continue reading

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 some time traffic signs will help you to move in the right direction, but suddenly they will disappear. It seems that getting lost in an unfamiliar place is a pushover.

Any site, regardless of its ultimate goal, should perform the main task – to indicate to the user the path to the information of interest. However, it is possible due to his own fault, and maybe the fault of the designer, the user is lost and does not know where to go next. How to help your visitors navigate the site. There are several effective ways.

HEADINGS PAGES
Each page of the site needs a unique, fairly brief, but no less informative title. The title tells users what exactly can be found on a particular page. If the menu says “About us”, then it is obvious that there will be a description of the company + information about the employees of the company, its goals and history. Continue reading

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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Redesign: several indicators that its time has come
Redesign This single word can make any web designer and developer shudder. The impending danger in the form of constant revisions and refinements of the project, as well as shareholders…

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How to overcome the creative crisis of designers?
Are these lines read by creative people or those who identify themselves with them? If so, then they surely know the times, both of the crazy creative eruption and of…

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