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…

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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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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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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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web development

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 can significantly extend the functionality of their projects and enrich their user interface with elements typical of powerful desktop applications. These technologies include the Silverlight software platform discussed in this article.

This fairly young system was developed by Microsoft and includes an add-in for a browser installed on the user’s machine. The range of application of this platform is quite wide, and adaptations of its plug-in make resources built on its basis accessible to a wide range of users.This technology is a direct competitor to the well-known Adobe Flash, which at one time was very popular among web development. Although in most cases, developers prefer to use Flash technology to implement various kinds of effects in the interface of their projects, Silverlight has several advantages that allow you to use more powerful programming languages ​​and work with multimedia file formats that are not supported by Flash. The Silverlight platform, unlike its competitor, makes it possible to create not only animated elements – “flash drives”, but also to develop multifunctional, powerful interactive applications that run in a browser window. Continue reading

What is polyfil?
Where did the polyfill come from and how did the term form? This happened earlier, in 2009, when I was busy writing the book "Introducing HTML5" ("Introducing HTML5"). Sitting in…

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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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