Pixel art (pixelart, pixel art) is a form of digital graphics created using a raster graphic editor, where each image pixel is manually edited.
For the first time in 1982, the term pixel art was used in Xerox Corporation by Adele Goldbert and Robert Flegal, but the graphic itself was used 10 years before in the same Xerox company. Also, to some extent, we can also consider pixel art ’and the occupation our grandmother-great-grandmothers were engaged in – cross-stitching, is it not true, it looks like – one cross – one pixel =)
Most of us saw pixel graphics on TV screens for the first time, playing supermarios, tanks and other games on Super Nintendo set-top boxes, Sega’s Mega Drive. At that time, it was the only available way to display computer graphics. Continue reading
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
Web design – this is how much “meet” | web design and web site
Each web studio begins to create a web site with the development and selection of web design. For most, web design is both the beginning, and the most important part, as the majority of sites, such as business cards, corporate sites, have an image purpose – an informative goal. That is, for such sites the main thing is to look beautiful and make a decent impression. When we talk about web design, it is appropriate to recall the saying “they meet on clothes, they see off on mind”. And there is! Meet on design, provazhayut on content.
Website design is the first thing that users will see after they enter the address of your website in a browser and click Enter. It is starting from its subjective “oh, what a beautiful saytik” or “fu… what a not-so-beautiful site” that design is judged. After evaluating the design, users evaluate the content and functionality of the web site. Continue reading