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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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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Get rid of the guesses in the design
Creativity breathes life into successful sites. However, creative ideas and solutions often resemble guessing - a dangerous business, I tell you. So what can designers do to convince the customer,…

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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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Monthly Archives: March 2017

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 steps in the development of web resource layout technology, which appeared simultaneously with the developments of electronic devices. Scalable templates work on the principle of resizing each element in relation to all other elements. Their “responsiveness” lies in the fact that they scale the content in response to changes in the size of the viewport. At the same time, the layout itself remains static, and only the size of each element is subject to changes, the appearance of the site will be the same, changing only in size. Continue reading

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 version of the layout, where two vertical panels are located next to each other. Split Screen Design follows a very simple rule: one screen, two messages. Each side includes a separate element: photo, text block or illustration.
The method is particularly well suited for cases where you need to focus on someone else at once on two things. Thus, the visitor can instantly choose between them.

The split-screen design is not just a newfangled trend, but also a very original way to navigate your site. Looking more closely, you can see the following benefits in it: Continue reading

6 main stages of site development

I was recently told in the comments that some posts do not match the format of the blog, which is positioned as a useful resource for web designers. On the one hand, a lot of attention is really paid to a graphic editor, for example, photoshop, but on the other hand, this is also part of the work, and not least. Nevertheless, today I decided to publish a post that would partially satisfy those who want to read something about creating websites. At the same time, I decided not to limit myself to one web design, but to consider the issue more broadly.

If you want a competent and professional approach to the development of sites, you need to take into account all the details and carefully consider all the stages of the project. In this case, nothing should be missed, although often the developers are wrong with this. As for the “stages of creation,” then, probably, each of them can have their own, depending on who used to work and how. Nevertheless, there is a certain list of general (recommended) items that it would be desirable to carry out. In any case, it is useful to define for yourself a clear structured plan so that no details are lost sight of. Continue reading

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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Clients in web design to be avoided
After you have finally become a web designer and started to struggle for success in the real world, you may find yourself in a rather difficult situation. The teachers probably…

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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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