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How to make a footer site footer: design options, why you need it, tips
Developers often overlook the fact that the footer for the site (translated from English footer / basement) is one of its basic elements. It can give more complete information about…

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Cocktail vintage and innovation: retro style in web design
According to the American writer John Steinbeck, the majority of people are ninety percent living in the past, seven now, and only three percent remains for the future. Well, the…

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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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5 common mistakes in web design that enrage users

Developing an interactive interface or website is not an easy task. You have to collect everything about your audience, analyze and plan its behavior. New technologies make the research process easier. However, they also work in the opposite direction: it is difficult to surprise users with something in the age of technology.

Glossy images and hovers no longer impress users. Animations and gifs too – anyone can do this on their phone. So how to surprise your users? How to make them happy and support the conversion? Continue reading

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 “normal” buttons. Therefore, we will ignore radio buttons, tabs, checkboxes, and other similar types of buttons.

1. Action buttons
In this section, we will look at the hierarchy of buttons and the language in which they communicate. Button actions are not determined by how they look (although users should be able to understand in appearance what a button means), but rather how they are used. Continue reading

Headers for website or blog

Authors blog is a kind of virtual representation, so it must look unique. The problem is that most of the free templates (if not all) are available to everyone on the network, so there is a great chance to meet two absolutely identical sites. I am talking now exclusively about the design of the site header and other elements of the layout, since this is the first thing that catches the eye of the visitor. This can be compared to when you go to a party or a holiday and meet a person who is dressed exactly the same. I can assume that you will hate him and will avoid him in every way 🙂

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Creating beautiful RSS icons for your blog

Creating beautiful RSS icons for your blog
beautiful RSS icons for the blog. For those who do not yet know RSS – a special format of blog posts that allows you to receive updates from the site without having to visit it. For reading, special programs are used – RSS readers (for example, Google Reader).

As a rule, each blog has a button that allows you to subscribe to your blog articles via RSS. It can be located anywhere, but should be noticeable, it is often placed in the sidebar closer to the header of the site, sometimes it is given an impressive size for visitors to notice. In any case, the user should not specifically look for it. Continue reading

Web Design Trends

Designers are fickle people, they like to experiment with things. Therefore, they often try to solve problems of different approaches, which in the future may become mainstream and classic. As a result, other artists notice all this, begin to use some nuances themselves, after which a trend arises.

Over the past few months, the SmashingMagazine portal team has analyzed a variety of web designs, new trends, and various artistic solutions. As a result, the article “trends of web design 2009” was born: new developments, design elements and graphic approaches. All this is seasoned with the arguments of professionals and beautiful vivid examples. 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…

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9 tips on typography site
Typography for a web site is a rather important design element that is not expressed very strongly in Runet. This question is more often raised on English-speaking foreign design blogs,…

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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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Ready design: good or bad?
About three years ago, when the logo / website design was created only for the order, the usual brand manager could not have imagined that soon IncSping (now Brandstack), Inkd,…

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