Trends in the design and design of email newsletters in 2020
Despite the fact that email marketing has existed for decades, it still remains an actual trend in Internet marketing in 2020 and a popular way to promote services online. The…

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The main types of user interface buttons on sites and applications
Buttons are one of the most famous interactive user interface elements. They play a very important role in creating user interaction and creating a positive experience. Continuing a series 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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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

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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The difference between UI and UX: a practical example

Today there will be a guest post on the topic of UX and UI interfaces using the Icons8 service as an example. The author is a usability specialist Andrei Burmistrov, the text is published in the first person.

I know what you think: well, another attempt to impose your opinion on the controversial and always discussed topic “What is the difference between UX and UI?”

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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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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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In Defense of Eye Candy
(“Eye candy” is translated by one of the ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries as “something pretty, attractive, pleasing to the eye (person, thing, etc.)”; also “Eye Candy” is the name of the…

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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…

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