Cards vs lists. Their influence on user experience
he most common ways to organize web content today are cards and lists. Each of them has its pros and cons. If lists were used for this purpose for a…

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Three misfortunes of responsive design and ways to prevent them Source
Scaling vs. rubber layout vs. responsive design. There are many misunderstandings related to these terms that are equally periodically committed by web developers. In truth, these terms mean the evolutionary…

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Selection of colors for the site
Coloring the appearance of the site is of great importance and with a professional approach allows the web designer to create the necessary atmosphere of the resource, corresponding to its…

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Clients in web design to be avoided
After you have finally become a web designer and started to struggle for success in the real world, you may find yourself in a rather difficult situation. The teachers probably…

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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

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 definitely right decision, since much depends on the situation and page design. Let’s briefly look at a few cases representing examples of various design options.

In some of the navigation menus found on the network, the click perception area of ​​the mouse (its clickable area) is rather paradoxically defined. As an example, you can take the main navigation menu of the WebProNews site: At first glance it may seem that this menu is quite simple – the entire area of ​​the button should be the clickable zone of each button. But actually it is not. Continue reading

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 tips and nuances on the creation of furniture sites with vivid illustrations of typical solutions, as well as a description of the mistakes that you definitely do not want to repeat.

It has always been interesting to work with projects of this category, since they are closely connected with the interior or architecture, and the products themselves, as a rule, have exquisite taste. Relying on the experience of designers and web developers, the article Best Furniture Website Design Examples explores the factors that help make the designs of furniture websites as efficient and unique as possible. Continue reading

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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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,…

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