Over time, the global network is increasingly filled with sites that represent various web services with a rich dynamic interface. Such resources are based on technologies, thanks to which developers can significantly extend the functionality of their projects and enrich their user interface with elements typical of powerful desktop applications. These technologies include the Silverlight software platform discussed in this article.
This fairly young system was developed by Microsoft and includes an add-in for a browser installed on the user’s machine. The range of application of this platform is quite wide, and adaptations of its plug-in make resources built on its basis accessible to a wide range of users.This technology is a direct competitor to the well-known Adobe Flash, which at one time was very popular among web development. Although in most cases, developers prefer to use Flash technology to implement various kinds of effects in the interface of their projects, Silverlight has several advantages that allow you to use more powerful programming languages and work with multimedia file formats that are not supported by Flash. The Silverlight platform, unlike its competitor, makes it possible to create not only animated elements – “flash drives”, but also to develop multifunctional, powerful interactive applications that run in a browser window. 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