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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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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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…

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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

How to choose the best illustrations for your site
I somehow had a publication about the best free photobanks and photo stocks in which the question was raised where to look for images for the site. Today I want…

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Ways to navigate users on the site
Imagine that you are traveling by car, but because of traffic jams all main roads are blocked, and you need to turn into an unfamiliar part of the city. For…

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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…

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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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