How to make a color palette for a site and not only
In Design Mania, there have already been several publications with similar topics: in a note about color matching services for websites, in addition to inspiration resources, we examined a couple…

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How to make favicon with your own hands?
Favicon A site without a favicon, like a ship without a flag. Favicon is an integral part of a site’s brand, its image and identification. By the way, look at…

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The history of pixel art. Past and future
Pixel graphics (pixelart, pixel art) - a form of digital graphics created using a raster graphics editor, where each pixel in the image is edited manually. For the first time…

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Web site design trends and trends

It was originally planned to post 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 of this note. The thing is that over the past month a lot of thematic materials about modern trends in web design have been published on the Internet, and opinions, as they say, have diverged. On the one hand, this is logical, because different authors have some kind of assumptions about what will be relevant for sites this year. On the other hand, these forecasts are very subjective. Continue reading

Licenses on photo stocks: not prohibited does not mean allowed

In the comments to the blog article about the best free photo stocks, you can find a few questions regarding copyright for photographs and images. An employee of one of the photo banks tried to answer them, but today I would like to publish a slightly more comprehensive article on this topic and at the same time consider the types of licenses in photo stocks. The material was prepared by Yulia Melnichenko.

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Thousands of dollars of passive income for web designers

Skilled web designers who want to receive passive income are now in a rather favorable position. As more and more companies enter the Internet market, the work of web developers, including designers, is in great demand. Hence, many different opportunities for passive income. I once considered a similar issue for bloggers and webmasters, today we’ll talk about web designers.

Before proceeding directly to the consideration of all options for generating income, let’s define the concept of passive earnings. In fact, they can be considered any income that does not require significant time resources. You can provide support to users or update the product, but most of the work needs to be done before the start of sales. In the preparation of this article I used this publication. Continue reading

How to overcome the creative crisis of designers?
Today we have another guest post from Eugene Ignashov who represents the Candysign project: creating websites, icons, networking, programming. Are these lines read by creative people or those who rank…

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5 lessons from Japanese website designs
Back in 2014, we published an interesting selection of designs for Japanese anime sites. Surely you realize that the work there is quite specific and original. They are very different…

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The best interfaces of mobile applications (selection of source sites)
Now the direction of mobile design is experiencing a real boom: traffic from various devices is growing rapidly, and new applications appear like mushrooms after rain. Therefore, it is not…

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Social networks for a designer career
Today's topic, as you already understood, will be related to the use of social media by design workers and not only. Moreover, unlike the article about useful social networks, the…

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