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…

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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…

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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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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

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.

In the article you will see examples of authorization forms with problems in usability. This is good food Continue reading

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
The method is especially suitable for cases when you need to focus someone’s attention on two things at Continue reading

The history of pixel art. Past and future
Pixel graphics (pixelart, pixel art) - a form of digital graphics created using a raster graphics editor, where each pixel in the image is edited manually. For the first time…

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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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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 history of pixel art. Past and future
Pixel graphics (pixelart, pixel art) - a form of digital graphics created using a raster graphics editor, where each pixel in the image is edited manually. For the first time…

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