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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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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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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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In defense of “Eye Candy”

In the society of designers, it is often possible to hear that true professionals build their work on the strict conformity of design to the brand’s corporate style or simply on the basic principles of design, and aesthetic beauty fades into the background. Living discussions on this issue lack one thing: understanding that aesthetics plays a huge role in cognition, perception and reaction.

Take a look at what “clothes” designers “now wear” with ordinary ready-made structured information; or how the term “eye candy” reduces the significance of graphic design as such. Language, at the present stage, narrows the concept of “design” to a simple “design”, as well as separates “aesthetics” and “usability” (as if they are two completely different areas). Continue reading

How to overcome the creative crisis of designers?

Today we have another guest post from Evgeny Ignashov, who represents the project Candysign: creating websites, icons, networking, programming.
Are these lines read by creative people or those who identify themselves with them? If so, then they surely know the times, both of the crazy creative eruption and of creative stagnation. I, at least, are familiar (we will assume that this suggests that I am a real creator :)) Stagnation in our country, dizigners can happen for a great many reasons, such as: sleep, hunting, stupid customer, muse left or favorite song Winamp is over. Continue reading

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, we have practically no attention paid to it. No, of course, when creating a layout, most designers think about fonts, design, but very modest and few. Therefore, probably, in Runet you can count on your fingers the number of projects with bright creative and non-standard typography, more than the standard dull “gray” design:

Perhaps this is why Dmitry Naumov decided to share an interesting guest post on the topic. Dima concurrently, by the way, is the author of a very useful project Converlab – “Design. Usability Conversion. “So, let’s go directly to the tips, they will be a great addition to the article on trends in typography of sites. Continue reading

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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The principle of the golden section in the design of sites
A key indicator of the quality of web design is how natural and easy it is perceived by users. When creating a visual site design, it is important to illustrate…

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Clients in web design to be avoided
After you have finally become a web designer and started to struggle for success in the real world, you may find yourself in a rather difficult situation. The teachers probably…

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Redesign: several indicators that its time has come
Redesign This single word can make any web designer and developer shudder. The impending danger in the form of constant revisions and improvements of the project, as well as shareholders…

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