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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Three misfortunes of responsive design and ways to prevent them Source
Scaling vs. rubber layout vs. responsive design. There are many misunderstandings related to these terms that are equally periodically committed by web developers. In truth, these terms mean the evolutionary…

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Effective methods of split-screen design
One of the most notable trends in web design in 2017 can be called the division of the screen into two parts. More and more web projects use a similar…

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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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How to make a footer site footer: design options, why you need it, tips

Developers often overlook the fact that the footer for the site (translated from English footer / basement) is one of its basic elements. It can give more complete information about the company, and also performs various useful functions: it facilitates navigation, helps visitors of the web project to orient themselves, and will be useful for some commercial purposes.
Earlier in the blog, we considered the development of the site header and today we will talk about the basement. Here you need to competently approach the choice of control components that will be included in it in order to obtain an effective and optimal solution. We bring to your attention a translation of an article from Agentestudio, which contains the best developments in footer design and its illustrative examples. Continue reading

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

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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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…

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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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