Features UI application design in different countries
When you create an interface design for applications / sites operating in different countries, you should take into account the peculiarities of national cultures and traditions of the corresponding target…

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Interesting visual design trends 2020
At the end of the year, 2 types of notes often appear on blogs - either the results of the previous one, or forecasts for the next. That is why…

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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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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

Google+ style buttons, download 200 Google+ icons

The Google+ social network, even in beta testing, burst into the lives of advanced users, so do not be surprised at the interest that this social network causes, including web designers, developers and seo optimizers. This interest is quite large and is constantly “fueled” by Google developers who are constantly improving the project and adding integration with their other services. So, for example, Google+ buttons and icons are popular among SEOs that allow you to add “+1” to your site or page.

But not “+1” unified, in the last year, Google+’s appearance dictated fashion to other Google services that have undergone a change in design and style. A common element for many projects is the stylish menu at the top of the page, similar icons, control buttons, and indeed many different elements that can be found Continue reading

Ways to navigate users on the site
Imagine that you are traveling by car, but due to traffic jams all the main roads are blocked, and you need to turn into an unfamiliar part of the city.…

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Vintage and innovation cocktail: retro style in web design
Once on a blog, I already wrote about the retro style for the Internet, or rather just published a very interesting selection of retro website designs. Now let’s add a…

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Mobile version of the site and responsive design: all the pros and cons
In the era of the mobile revolution, it is worth considering giving your customers the opportunity to work with the site using smartphones, tablets, etc. It is necessary to give…

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Ways to navigate users on the site
Imagine that you are traveling by car, but due to traffic jams all the main roads are blocked, and you need to turn into an unfamiliar part of the city.…

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