Tips for using images on websites and blogs
Of course, the image is the epicenter of any web site, because people are by nature visual. When creating a website or blog, we pay special attention to content, design…

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How microstock was born
Microstock (microstock) - the budget segment of the stock photos, offering quality images for a penny, is rapidly gaining momentum. What is not surprising: such a cheap and affordable quality…

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Designer UI Cribs: Creating Buttons
Buttons are my favorite design element. In this article we will look at the different types of buttons, types of interactions and states. To save time, let's concentrate on the…

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but only with a pencil

History of pixel art. Past and future

Today we bring to your attention a guest post about pixel graphics from Anna, which maintains a pretty interesting blog of the corresponding “pixel” subject.

Pixel art (pixelart, pixel art) is a form of digital graphics created using a raster graphic editor, where each image pixel is manually edited.

For the first time in 1982, the term pixel art was used in Xerox Corporation by Adele Goldbert and Robert Flegal, but the graphic itself was used 10 years before in the same Xerox company. Also, to some extent, we can also consider pixel art ’and the occupation our grandmother-great-grandmothers were engaged in – cross-stitching, is it not true, it seems – one cross – one pixel =) Continue reading

Using textures in web design
What is the easiest, correct, and sometimes the only possible way to create the illusion of the relief of an element (object) in web design (as well as in 2D…

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Hamburger menu: a bit of history and alternatives
We continue to discuss the topic of navigation in web projects. After reviewing examples of bread crumbs, we decided today to talk about the so-called hamburger menu. There was a…

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Get rid of the guesses in the design
Creativity breathes life into successful sites. However, creative ideas and solutions often resemble guessing - a dangerous business, I tell you. So what can designers do to convince the customer,…

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