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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Microsoft Silverlight
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…

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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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Everything about the header (site header): purpose, design and design
As you know, there is no second chance to make a first impression. In the field of digital design, this truth is supported by high competition and a wide variety…

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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 audience of your resource. Despite the fact that the person is a fictional representation of the user, the data used to create it is quite real. That is, this is a model that should be as close as possible to the real potential user. A scenario is nothing more than a “story” about the movements the user makes and the actions he takes during interaction with your application or site. In other words, using such scenarios, the behavioral features of the user of your resource are described, that is, the intended sequences of his actions and their motivation, the capabilities of the user, and the goals pursued by him. The scenarios describe everyday situations, thus showing to what extent the application or site meets the current needs of users in the person’s image, what appeals to them, how they use it, why they continue to do it, and so on. Together, these two design tools allow you to design situations and their environment, in which someone uses your site. And this in turn helps to identify problems and opportunities that need attention. Continue reading

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 simply “reset” on the already formed site design. In this matter, a clear sequence should be followed: the plot, the content, and only then the design. The process of forming the plot of your site involves the participation of two main components – the person and the story. Persons. Any experienced designer will tell you that the most important piece of information needed to create a site design is its target audience. Based on it, the style of the web resource is determined, how it is built, and what content (both text and graphic) it should include. Even the choice of color scheme depends on it. As soon as you become the owner of such information, obtained either by studying the demand or proceeding from the main goal pursued by the site, which involves addressing a specific audience, you can address the issue of its implementation in the design of your site. Continue reading

Licenses on photo stocks: not prohibited not means allowed

In the comments on the blog article about the best free photo stocks you can find several questions regarding copyright for photos and images. An employee of one of the photo banks tried to answer them, but today I would like to publish a slightly more detailed article on this topic and at the same time consider the types of licenses in photo stocks.
Not forbidden does not mean allowed!
You say the phrase sounds wrong? This is considered correct for the law: “not prohibited – it means allowed”. When it comes to copyright, then everything is not so simple. Let’s first consider the question of what copyright is in relation to photos and how it is regulated by law. Despite the fact that this article indicates the nuances of image the Russian Federation, information on the types of photo stock licenses is relevant for all countries. 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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Free space in web design. What is it and why use it?
In the current, extremely intensive century, we are surrounded by an incredible flow of information, in terms of which it is very important for designers to decide on the patterns…

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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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