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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Tips for creating a beautiful one-page portfolio site
Many global web design trends can be applied to single-page users, but they also have their own unique features. Such projects are specific enough, so it’s useful to read something…

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Endless page scrolling: helps or harms?
When it comes to online marketing or web design, it is extremely important to be the initiator of successful ideas and shape trends in your own field. Today we will…

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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 lot of annoying and too “abstruse” implementations of it have appeared on the network. It’s good when designers try to make unusual and beautiful forms of login (see our selection), fitting them into the general concept of a web project, but it’s completely different when they go too far with functionality. Sometimes it comes to the point that popular password managers (in Chrome or from 1Password) simply do not work.

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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 note will deal more with the themes of the designer’s career than with his direct activities. The post was inspired by the publication of 6 Creative Social Media Strategies for Designers.

In general, the need to develop social profiles for ordinary designers may seem unnecessary complexity in the work. However, these projects, with the right approach, provide specialists with excellent opportunities, which we’ll talk about today.

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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 (or you heard) that various problems could arise with future clients. However, reality often turns out to be even more cruel than it seems to us at first.

The bills are starting to accumulate, the payment term for the apartment is getting closer and in such conditions a dubious customer who wants you to develop a logo for him and a website design for $ 100- $ 150 does not look like such a bad option. We all know how difficult it is to adhere to our principles, and to look for a good job that allows a career and skills to grow, rather than wallow in routine, but in difficult moments it doesn’t work to think about it. Continue reading

Features UI application design in different countries
When you create an interface design for applications / sites operating in different countries, you should take into account the peculiarities of national cultures and traditions of the corresponding target…

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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…

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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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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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