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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 that all this time inside they were engaged in site redesign.
The new redesign is called Eclipse (Eclipse). Dark colors, everything is smooth and sleek – the site is aimed at professional creators who would like to sell their work. Community opinion, as usual, was divided. Yet most of the audience is just art lovers and lovers. Such a lurch towards the pros seems to them unfair. 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
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) – we are developing an effective FAQ section
As you know, of course, the FAQ (Frequently asked questions) are frequently asked questions that are collected and highlighted on a separate page. Thanks to it, the user will be able to find the answer to his question without asking the forum or support service (support). The ideal FAQ page helps to deal with the site without any third-party support, unfortunately, in most cases this does not happen. The success of the FAQ depends on how well this page is designed and what is placed on it. In this article, written on the basis of the publication Designing Effective FAQ Pages, I want to make out some aspects and basics of a proper, working section in frequently asked questions. Continue reading