Frequently asked questions (FAQ) - we are developing an effective FAQ section
As you know, of course, the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) are frequently asked questions that are collected and highlighted on a separate page. Thanks to it, the user will be…

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The difference between UI and UX: a practical example
Today there will be a guest post on the topic of UX and UI interfaces on the example of working with the Icons8 service. I know what you are thinking:…

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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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Improving the registration form on the site (4 useful tips)
On the Internet, the registration procedure occurs to us as often as the authorization form on the sites. You have to do the following: in all kinds of web services…

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Get rid of the guesses in the design

Creativity breathes life into successful sites. However, creative ideas and solutions often resemble guessing – a dangerous business, I tell you. So what can designers do to convince the customer, in their obsession with the best intentions, and in their decisions that they are hard as a stone? The following exercises will help build a real dialogue with the customer and teach you to document it, and the client will remove the veil of fear of creativity and get involved in the process of creating your website.

SET CLEAR GOALS
Some people think that they know why they need a website, and they are fighting for the right to formulate clear and measurable goals. Ambiguous goals force a person to speculate, and speculations can lead to disappointment. Goals like “sell more of our products” or “become more popular” are blurred and send almost nowhere. 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

In defense of “Eye Candy”

In the society of designers, it is often possible to hear that true professionals build their work on the strict conformity of design to the brand’s corporate style or simply on the basic principles of design, and aesthetic beauty fades into the background. Living discussions on this issue lack one thing: understanding that aesthetics plays a huge role in cognition, perception and reaction.

Take a look at what “clothes” designers “now wear” with ordinary ready-made structured information; or how the term “eye candy” reduces the significance of graphic design as such. Language, at the present stage, narrows the concept of “design” to a simple “design”, as well as separates “aesthetics” and “usability” (as if they are two completely different areas). If we switch from individual graphic elements, and pay attention to general aesthetics – “the science of how we experience feelings” – we will find out that this very difference between how something works and how it looks does not really exists, it is contrived. Continue reading

Cocktail vintage and innovation: retro style in web design
According to the American writer John Steinbeck, the majority of people are ninety percent living in the past, seven now, and only three percent remains for the future. Well, the…

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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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How to make a footer site footer: design options, why you need it, tips
Developers often overlook the fact that the footer for the site (translated from English footer / basement) is one of its basic elements. It can give more complete information about…

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