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…

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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…

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Endless page scrolling: helps or hurts?
When it comes to online marketing or web design, it is extremely important to be the initiator of successful ideas and to form trends in your own field. Today we…

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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…

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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Trends and trends in web site design 2017

It was originally planned to place a translation of an English-language article on web design trends in 2017, but after studying various sources, we decided to slightly change the concept of this note. The thing is that over the past month on the Internet has been published a lot of thematic materials about current trends in web design, and opinions, as they say, have diverged. On the one hand, this is logical, since different authors have their own assumptions about what will be relevant for sites in the current year. On the other hand, these forecasts are very subjective.

In general, we have collected all the options and made up something like a digest of web design trends for 2017. Let’s start with the most popular trends, which are noted by many experts, and gradually move on to more “unique” ideas. By the way, if you have additions and thoughts on the topic, feel free to share them in the comments. Plus, we recommend reading about the trends of logos in 2017 – also a useful post. Continue reading

Trends web design. Part 1

Designers are fickle people, they like to experiment with things. Therefore, they often try to solve problems of different approaches, which in the future may become mainstream and classic. As a result, other artists notice all this, begin to use some nuances themselves, after which a trend arises.

Over the past few months, the SmashingMagazine portal team has analyzed a variety of web designs, new trends, and various artistic solutions. As a result, the article “trends of web design 2009” was born: new developments, design elements and graphic approaches. All this is seasoned with the arguments of professionals and beautiful vivid examples.

In the original, the first part of the material contains 10 web design trends of the year out of 25. The rest will be published a little later. I hasten to assure you that they will also be translated and posted on the Design Mania blog pages, so stay tuned and subscribe to RSS! The only thing is that I decided to split the article into several parts, since there is a lot of information (both textual and graphical). Continue reading

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 very different from the generally accepted standard approaches to web design, for example, in Europe or the United States. The visual design of Japanese online sites is very colorful, it uses a lot of different bright graphics, images, plus the pages are literally “crammed” with texts.

For many users, it is difficult to perceive such web projects, they look confusing, and even in some places they strain a little. However, as correctly noted in the comments to the previous article, this approach to design is a consequence of specific cultural traditions. During the time of isolation from the outside world, there have been formed their own trends in art, which are also expressed when creating web-design.

Despite the rather unusual approaches, there are several things you can learn from Japanese online sites. Here are 5 simple lessons, the article is a translation of this note. Continue reading

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…

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Everything about the header (site header): purpose, design and design
As you know, there is no second chance to make a first impression. In the field of digital design, this truth is supported by high competition and a wide variety…

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Trends and trends in web site design 2017
It was originally planned to place a translation of an English-language article on web design trends in 2017, but after studying various sources, we decided to slightly change the concept…

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