6 main stages of site development
I was recently told in the comments that some posts do not match the format of the blog, which is positioned as a useful resource for web designers. On the…

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DeviantArt introduced a new redesign
A year ago, we wrote that Wix bought DeviantArt - an online community for artists. As planned by Wix, the platform should become a haven of professionals. And it seems…

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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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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

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

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

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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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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How to make a favicon with your own hands?
A site without favicon, like a ship without a flag. Favicon is an integral part of the site brand, its image and identification. By the way, look at the issuance…

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