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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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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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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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 that we simply must talk about this phenomenon in detail! To write an article, inspiration was drawn from the note The use of illustration in web design I hope you will find it interesting to read.

The interface should not have useless and meaningless elements. Even a decorative element, if it is in its place, must perform a certain function. Speaking in general terms, an illustration can play the role of both a decorative element (whose task is to decorate and diversify the design), and informative (it presents some information in a convenient and easy to read form). In the ideal case, it performs both Continue reading

Google+ style buttons, download 200 Google+ icons

The Google+ social network, even in beta testing, burst into the lives of advanced users, so do not be surprised at the interest that this social network causes, including web designers, developers and seo optimizers. This interest is quite large and is constantly “fueled” by Google developers who are constantly improving the project and adding integration with their other services. So, for example, Google+ buttons and icons are popular among SEOs that allow you to add “+1” to your site or page.

But not “+1” unified, in the last year, Google+’s appearance dictated fashion to other Google services that have undergone a change in design and style. A common element for many projects is the stylish menu at the top of the page, similar icons, control buttons, and indeed many different elements that can be found Continue reading

Using textures in web design

What is the simplest, correct, and sometimes the only possible way to create an illusion of the relief of a particular element (object) in web design (as well as in 2D as a whole, and naturally 3D)? That’s right – use the texture! Being a “material” universal, textures are widely used in web design and is the subject of endless experiments. Textures on sites can be found both simple, which only emphasizes certain elements of the project, and much more complex implementations. Inspired by this publication, I propose to consider several options for using textures:

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How microstock originated, features of photobanks and microstock
Microstock (microstock) - the budget segment of stock photography, offering high-quality images for a penny, is rapidly gaining momentum. What is not surprising: high-quality photography has never been so cheap…

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How microstock originated, features of photobanks and microstock
Microstock (microstock) - the budget segment of stock photography, offering high-quality images for a penny, is rapidly gaining momentum. What is not surprising: high-quality photography has never been so cheap…

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Where and how does a designer make money on the Internet
At present, it is not so easy to find a suitable and well-paid job, even for a knowledgeable, versed person. The crisis and all other nonsense oppresses, some unemployment 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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