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…

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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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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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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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What is Icon Fonts? Meet with FontAwesome and IcoMoon

Here I will demonstrate the excellent solutions that can be achieved using Icon Fonts, but let’s first get acquainted with the very concept of font icons, as well as the positive and negative sides of using them. Then we will test the two most popular sets of font icons using various examples, which will allow you to see how they can be used in real projects. What is Icon Fonts? Icon Fonts is nothing more than regular fonts.

The only difference is that instead of the usual for us sets of fonts, consisting of numbers and letters, font icons contain different characters and glyphs. But the main reason why Icon Fonts is so popular on the Web is that they are easily CSS styled. Advantages and disadvantages of font icons. There are several strong positive points in favor of the use of font icons instead of raster images: Any CSS effect can be applied to them. They are scalable because they are created using vector graphics. 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 calculations of the Nobel laureate in literature are too difficult to verify, but one cannot dispute the fact that the events of the past are attractive. If the pressing sense of the value of the passing time and the attractiveness of antiques is familiar to you firsthand, perhaps the retro style in web design will be your fad. It remains only to think whether the retro concept will satisfy the target audience of the resource. Who will be delighted with the content of the masterly powdered antique? People who look nostalgically at the symbolism of a bygone era with its fashion, people, cars and other stories covered with a dusty bloom of burned-out passions. Continue reading

What is beyond the power of responsive design?

We all understand the importance of responsive design and against the background of the growing popularity of mobile devices, designers have to come to grips with the issue of presenting their sites to smartphone users in the same quality in which they can work while sitting at a 27-inch monitor.

Adaptive design is nothing more than a technology that allows developers to adhere to standards, despite the diversity of formats. And while more and more designers are switching to responsive design, we can personally observe and hear about what it is and what it gives us. And what about the fact that he can not afford and what he can not be? * Wonkavision. There is a misconception that a rubber template, as an integral part of an adaptive design, is able to present absolute copies of pages on any screen of devices on the market. This, of course, is impossible. To fit all that you see on a large, handy monitor screen into a smartphone display, this means sacrificing something, that is, content. Continue reading

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…

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Social networks for designer career
Today's topic, as you already understood, will be connected with the use of social media by employees of the sphere of design and not only. Moreover, unlike the article on…

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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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