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…

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Tips for creating a beautiful one-page portfolio site
Many global web design trends can be applied to one-page pages, but they also have their own unique features. Such projects are quite specific, so it is useful to read…

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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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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

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…

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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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7 popular typography trends in web site design
Typography is the style, location and appearance of printed letters / texts on a page. Currently, it has already become an integral element of web design. A lot of interesting…

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