The essence of design - what is it?
A few days ago I received a guest post from Viktor Fomin, author of the Kruffock blog, "chronicles of the living mind of a copywriter philosopher." To begin with, in…

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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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Current trends and trends in logo design
The current trends in logo design 2017 did not become any special revelation. Similar to the main trends in website design, they are more a continuation and development of what…

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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

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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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…

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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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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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Jacob Nielsen
I decided to dilute the publications with all kinds of pictures and materials for downloading a very interesting article about a famous person in narrow (and not so) circles. I…

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