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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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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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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How to create a website that increases the awareness of your brand
If you want your website to become successful, just a good design will not be enough: it must first reflect the personality of your brand. When developing a design, you…

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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

Trends and trends in web site design 2017
It was originally planned to place a translation of an English-language article on web design trends in 2017, but after studying various sources, we decided to slightly change the concept…

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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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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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