Cards vs lists. Their influence on user experience
he most common ways to organize web content today are cards and lists. Each of them has its pros and cons. If lists were used for this purpose for a…

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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…

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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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What is Icon Fonts? Meet with FontAwesome and IcoMoon
Here I will demonstrate the excellent solutions that can be achieved using Icon Fonts, but let's first get acquainted with the very concept of font icons, as well as the…

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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

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) - we are developing an effective FAQ section
As you know, of course, the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) are frequently asked questions that are collected and highlighted on a separate page. Thanks to it, the user will be…

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Selection of colors for the site
Coloring the appearance of the site is of great importance and with a professional approach allows the web designer to create the necessary atmosphere of the resource, corresponding to its…

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The principle of the golden section in the design of sites
A key indicator of the quality of web design is how natural and easy it is perceived by users. When creating a visual site design, it is important to illustrate…

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