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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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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Licenses on photo stocks: not prohibited not means allowed
In the comments on the blog article about the best free photo stocks you can find several questions regarding copyright for photos and images. An employee of one of the…

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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

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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Cocktail vintage and innovation: retro style in web design
According to the American writer John Steinbeck, the majority of people are ninety percent living in the past, seven now, and only three percent remains for the future. Well, the…

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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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