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How to make favicon with your own hands?
Favicon A site without a favicon, like a ship without a flag. Favicon is an integral part of a site’s brand, its image and identification. By the way, look at…

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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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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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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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Effective split-screen design methods

One of the most noticeable trends in website design for 2017 is the split of the screen into two parts. More and more web projects are using a similar layout option, where two vertical panels are located next to each other. Split Screen Design follows a very simple rule: one screen, two messages. Each side includes a separate element: photo, text block or illustration.

Focus on two things
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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 illustrate the functionality and the informative component of the project, to form its correct perception. The use of classical techniques such as the golden section rule in design helps to solve such problems in an optimal way. We will consider it today.

This principle describes the mathematical proportion, which forms a harmonious, natural relationship of the parts of one whole to each other. It is obtained by dividing the whole into two parts so that the ratio of the first part to the second is the same as the ratio of the whole to the first part.

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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 of this note. The thing is that over the past month a lot of thematic materials about modern trends in web design have been published on the Internet, and opinions, as they say, have diverged. On the one hand, this is logical, because different authors have some kind of assumptions about what will be relevant for sites this year. On the other hand, these forecasts are very subjective. Continue reading

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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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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The main types of user interface buttons
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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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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Stages of development of a web designer and reaction to criticism at work
Just as a singer cannot exist without listeners, so a designer cannot exist without a spectator. And this viewer, of course, has the right to his opinion on the evaluation…

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