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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Be creative, it will allow you to create better sites.
A person is an elementary concept used in designing a user interface and achieving the required level of usability, which is a description of a typical user entering the target…

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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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User Interface Performance Criteria for Web Designers and Front-End Developers
The basics. There are several performance-related issues that most likely are already known to all designers and front-end developers. These include recommendations for: performing the minimum possible number of requests;…

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Monthly Archives: October 2018

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 replacement
Well, let’s continue … At the same time, you can read about trends and trends in the logo of the development that are now popular.

6. MODAL WINDOWS
Modal (dialog) windows are, in fact, the second generation of pop-ups. Continue reading

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 positive and negative sides of using them. Then we will test the two most popular sets of font icons using various examples, which will allow you to see how they can be used in real projects. What is Icon Fonts? Icon Fonts is nothing more than regular fonts.

The only difference is that instead of the usual for us sets of fonts, consisting of numbers and letters, font icons contain different characters and glyphs. But the main reason why Icon Fonts is so popular on the Web is that they are easily CSS styled. Advantages and disadvantages of font icons. There are several strong positive points in favor of the use of font icons instead of raster images: Any CSS effect can be applied to them. They are scalable because they are created using vector graphics. Continue reading

Social networks for designer career

Today’s topic, as you already understood, will be connected with the use of social media by employees of the sphere of design and not only. Moreover, unlike the article on useful social networks, the article will deal more with the career of a designer than with his immediate activities. The inspiration for writing the post was the English-language publication 6 of Creative Social Media Strategies for Designers.

In general, the need to develop social profiles for ordinary designers may seem like an extra complexity in work. However, these projects, with the right approach, provide specialists with excellent opportunities, which we will talk about today.

Nowadays, customers and employers often look for pages of potential candidates in social networks in addition to the traditional portfolio and resume. At the same time, competent filling of your “online representation” will show the difference between a promising employee using all approaches and an ordinary ordinary candidate from the list. Below we will look at the 6 main social networks for designers’ careers that will help you create a full presence on the Internet: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Periscope. Continue reading

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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How microstock was born
Microstock (microstock) - the budget segment of the stock photos, offering quality images for a penny, is rapidly gaining momentum. What is not surprising: such a cheap and affordable quality…

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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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