Web 2.0 style design: simplicity as art
Perfection is achieved not when there is already nothing to add, but when nothing can be taken away (Antoine de Saint-Exupery. "Planet of people", 1939) Far in the fall of…

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The ideal form of authorization - no need to do
Recently, we posted a number of useful tips on creating effective registration forms on the site, and today we want to talk about the authorization / login block. Recently, a…

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Stages of development of a web designer and reaction to criticism at work
Just as a singer cannot exist without listeners, so a designer cannot exist without a spectator. And this viewer, of course, has the right to his opinion on the evaluation…

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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 of useful web tools; there was also a post with an overview of palette generators, etc. However, without understanding the logic of how to make a color palette, all of them may turn out to be ineffective. Today we will try to fill this gap and clarify some theoretical points that are well described in this article.

Those of you who have already used new-fangled online generators are aware of their principle of operation: first you select some basic values, configure a number of parameters (whose names resemble Continue reading

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 from the generally accepted standard approaches to web design, say, in Europe or the USA. The visual design of Japanese online sites is very colorful, it uses a lot of different colorful graphics, images, plus pages are literally “stuffed” with texts.

Many users perceive such web projects is difficult, they look confusing and even a little annoying in places. However, as correctly noted in the comments on the previous article, this approach to design is a Continue reading

Web Design Clients to Avoid

After you finally become a web designer and started to fight for success in the real world, you may find yourself in a rather difficult situation. Teachers must have warned (or you heard) that various problems could arise with future clients. However, reality often turns out to be even more cruel than it seems to us at first.

The bills are starting to accumulate, the payment term for the apartment is getting closer and in such conditions a dubious customer who wants you to develop a logo for him and a website design for $ 100- $ 150 does not look like such a bad option. We all know how difficult it is to adhere to our principles, and to look for a good job that allows a career and skills to grow, rather than wallow in routine, but in difficult moments it doesn’t work to think about it. Continue reading

How to choose the best illustrations for your site
I somehow had publications about the best free photo banks and photo stocks in which the question was raised where to look for images for the site. Today I want…

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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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9 site typography tips
Typography for a web site is a rather important design element, which in RuNet is somehow not very pronounced. This issue is often raised on English-language foreign design blogs, we…

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The ideal form of authorization - no need to do
Recently, we posted a number of useful tips on creating effective registration forms on the site, and today we want to talk about the authorization / login block. Recently, a…

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