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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Trends of web design. Part 2
I continue to translate an article about web design trends 2009. The first 5 new fashion trends look like this: Printed letters Advanced User Interfaces PNG transparency Huge typography Font…

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How to choose the best illustrations for your site
So, you already have a terrific site on Wix, and now you want to hit its visitors with lively, eye-catching illustrations. Visual content is an incredibly important element in creating…

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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…

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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

How to choose the best illustrations for your site
So, you already have a terrific site on Wix, and now you want to hit its visitors with lively, eye-catching illustrations. Visual content is an incredibly important element in creating…

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Trends of web design. Part 2
I continue to translate an article about web design trends 2009. The first 5 new fashion trends look like this: Printed letters Advanced User Interfaces PNG transparency Huge typography Font…

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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…

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