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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - developing an effective FAQ section
As you, of course, know, Frequently asked questions (FAQ) are frequently asked questions that are collected and highlighted on a separate page. Thanks to her, the user will be able…

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Web Design Illustrations - Best Uses
If you carefully study any selection of website designs on a particular topic, one trend will be obvious to you - illustrations are now in fashion. They are so widespread…

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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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6 main stages of website development
I was recently told in the comments that some posts do not correspond to the format of the blog, which is positioned as a useful resource specifically for web designers.…

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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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The best interfaces of mobile applications (selection of source sites)
Now the direction of mobile design is experiencing a real boom: traffic from various devices is growing rapidly, and new applications appear like mushrooms after rain. Therefore, it is not…

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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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