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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Redesign: several indicators that his time has come
Redesign. This one word can make any web designer and developer shudder. The imminent danger in the form of constant revisions and refinements of the project, as well as shareholders…

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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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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

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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How microstock originated, features of photobanks and microstock
Microstock (microstock) - the budget segment of stock photography, offering high-quality images for a penny, is rapidly gaining momentum. What is not surprising: high-quality photography has never been so cheap…

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E-Bay - the largest online auction
All modern life takes place on the Internet. It is there that we can learn about everything that happens around us. We can watch the latest movies while sitting at…

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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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