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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Definition of element clickable area
When creating code for a button or another clickable element, it is necessary to clearly define the boundaries of its activity, which are user-friendly. In this matter there is no…

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Creating a furniture site design: tips, real-life examples and common mistakes
Immediately after the publication of the post with the best examples of furniture sites, an interesting English-language note of a similar subject caught our eye. It contains a selection of…

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How to make a color palette for the site and not only (algorithm + tips)
In Design Mania, there were already several publications with a similar theme: in a note about color matching services for websites, besides inspiration resources, we looked at a couple of…

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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 is presented to the user.

In these “non-boxed” designs, creativity is often more important and memorable than attention to detail. However, ease of use, typography and visual design are rarely forgotten and also carefully work through these points. Creative designs are often used for portfolios, websites of advertising agencies and promotional sites (commercial events of large companies), as well as very popular in blogs.
When it comes to creativity, the line between a convenient and not convenient user interface is very thin, so usability testing is of particular importance – after all, a creative approach can harm the site. Continue reading

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 with their indispensable “opinions”, immerse the site team into the abyss of despair (the more, the more redesign options considered) But despite these realities, it is necessary to recognize: redesign is an integral part of the life cycle of any online resource.

We will look at a few key indicators that clearly signal that the time for redesign has come. And if it really came, then how solid it should be. The article is a translation and is based on the Clear Indications That Time To Redesign. Continue reading

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 one hand, a lot of attention is really paid to a graphic editor, for example, photoshop, but on the other hand, this is also part of the work, and not least. Nevertheless, today I decided to publish a post that would partially satisfy those who want to read something about creating websites. At the same time, I decided not to limit myself to one web design, but to consider the issue more broadly.

If you want a competent and professional approach to the development of sites, you need to take into account all the details and carefully consider all the stages of the project. In this case, nothing should be missed, although often the developers are wrong with this. As for the “stages of creation,” then, probably, each of them can have their own, depending on who used to work and how. Nevertheless, there is a certain list of general (recommended) items that it would be desirable to carry out. In any case, it is useful to define for yourself a clear structured plan so that no details are lost sight of. Continue reading

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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How to overcome the creative crisis of designers?
Are these lines read by creative people or those who identify themselves with them? If so, then they surely know the times, both of the crazy creative eruption and of…

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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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