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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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…

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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…

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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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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)…

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The essence of the design - what is it?
The other day, a guest post came to me from Viktor Fomin, blog author Krufok, of the chronicle of the living mind of a copywriter philosopher. To begin with, in…

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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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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…

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