4 Tips for creating one-page websites
Single-page websites are becoming popular and fashionable now - there is no doubt about it, although they are not suitable for every subject or organization. However, if done correctly, your…

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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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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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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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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

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; image optimization; Placing stylesheets directly in the source document, and more precisely in its element; the location of the scripts to the closing tag of the body of the document; minimizing javascript and css code; etc. Observing these basic principles you will already be on the right path to increasing the speed of interaction with your users, however, this is not all, not all. It is also very important to remember that despite all the headaches that browsers provide in our daily work activities, they are incredibly reasonable. They take on a huge part of your optimization work. For this reason, most of the knowledge of performance issues is related to understanding how the browser behaves in certain situations and why it does so. This knowledge will allow you to use the abilities of the browser with maximum efficiency. In principle, the lion’s share of the science of web performance comes down to a simple understanding, manipulating and exploiting what the browser is already doing for us. Styles on top, bottom scripts. 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 of many fonts on the Internet, designers will have to master another important skill – the ability to choose the appropriate fonts that complement the layout designs they develop. You can also study popular typography trends or ready-made beautiful examples from other professionals.

Until now, the use of fonts other than those installed with the operating system has meant using images, flash or other workarounds. However, the creators of browsers gave map designers a hand by introducing the @ font-face CSS property, which allows you to register a link to any font file, as a result of which it will be used on the pages of the site. Continue reading

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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…

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The ideal form of authorization - how to do it is not necessary (errors and tips)
Recently, we posted a number of useful tips on creating effective registration forms on the site, and today we want to talk about the authorization / login unit. Recently, a…

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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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