Where and how does a designer make money on the Internet
At present, it is not so easy to find a suitable and well-paid job, even for a knowledgeable, versed person. The crisis and all other nonsense oppresses, some unemployment in…

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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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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,…

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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

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 golden ratio in website design
A key indicator of web design quality is how natural and easy it is for users to perceive. When creating the visual design of the site, it is important to…

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Typography for web.
There are many books and articles on typography, but only a few of them reveal issues of choice and combination of fonts. In view of the opening opportunities and prospects…

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Typography for web.
There are many books and articles on typography, but only a few of them reveal issues of choice and combination of fonts. In view of the opening opportunities and prospects…

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