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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How to make a color palette for the site and not only (algorithm + tips)
In Design Mania, there were already several publications with a similar theme: in a note about color matching services for websites, besides inspiration resources, we looked at a couple of…

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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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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

Web Design Trends
Designers are fickle people, they like to experiment with things. Therefore, they often try to solve problems of different approaches, which in the future may become mainstream and classic. As…

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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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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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How microstock was born
Microstock (microstock) - the budget segment of the stock photos, offering quality images for a penny, is rapidly gaining momentum. What is not surprising: such a cheap and affordable quality…

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