Social networks for designer career
Today's topic, as you already understood, will be connected with the use of social media by employees of the sphere of design and not only. Moreover, unlike the article on…

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The difference between UI and UX: a practical example
Today there will be a guest post on the topic of UX and UI interfaces on the example of working with the Icons8 service. The author is a usability specialist…

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How to choose the best illustrations for your site
I somehow had a publication about the best free photobanks and photo stocks in which the question was raised where to look for images for the site. Today I want…

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How empty space killed corporate application functionality

Spacious. Minimalistic. Clean. A large amount of empty space has become a classic trick in developing application design for consumers.

And I don’t really hate this trend. Effective use of empty space is attractive and can significantly improve the usability of a simple interface. Long live empty space!

But what about complex interfaces? Corporate application developers understand what I mean: control panels that support innovative technologies, information-intensive logistics systems, and accounting systems with large amounts of data. These are the tools our users use every day to do their work. Continue reading

Professions of the future: who is a technical designer?

Often disputes arise between developers and designers – which of them plays the main role. Ask this question to the HR manager, and you will get an answer like, “Both teams are equally important.” This is bullshit.

If you compare the product with a huge cruise ship, the development team will be something of an engine. It would seem that without a motor it is completely useless. But on the other hand, let’s say you want to book a cruise. You do not care about the engine – you look at the photos of the ship, how the cabins are equipped, how high-quality the service is. Of course, for such a huge ship the engine is very important. But if no one wants to book a cruise because the design of the ship sucks, what’s the difference, how good is its engine? Continue reading

Why cancel buttons should be colorless

What exactly does the Cancel button do? It returns the user to the previous screen. For users, Cancel is a means of protecting against unwanted changes in the system. To make users feel safe, the Cancel button should mean a retreat to reliability, not a call to action.

That is why the Cancel buttons should be colorless.

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What can you learn in Japanese website designs?
Back in 2014, we published an interesting selection of designs of Japanese anime sites. Surely you can guess that the works there are presented quite specific and original. They are…

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How to make a color palette for the site and not only (algorithm + tips)
In Design Mania, there were already several publications with a similar theme: in a note about color matching services for websites, besides inspiration resources, we looked at a couple of…

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Effective methods of split-screen design
One of the most notable trends in web design in 2017 can be called the division of the screen into two parts. More and more web projects use a similar…

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