The Importance of Visual Context in Web Design
From the author: According to the results of a popular study by the University of Missouri Science and Technology, visitors form an opinion about your business site in less than…

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Visual Regression Testing with PhantomCSS
If you worked on large, serious projects, you probably already felt the importance of automated testing during the development process. Depending on experience, this awareness may come suddenly like a…

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Rubber web design. What and where are we going to stretch?
When developing a website, the webmaster, first of all, should be based on the goals of the project. If it is important for the customer that the web page can…

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Best Photoshop Plugins for Web Design

Go beyond Photoshop
We don’t try to eloquently declare that plugins are our everything, especially since for beginner web designers it’s more important to directly study the wide possibilities of Photoshop, but if you decide to take the matter seriously and don’t intend to stop there, then some additional knowledge will help you become a really good designer many times faster.

Moreover, in the conditions of rapidly growing competition in the field of freelance, this knowledge will certainly not be superfluous. In addition, the Internet is replete with video tutorials that will greatly enrich the luggage of your web design knowledge. By the way, some of them can be obtained for free. Continue reading

What is web design and what does it eat?

When I ask new friends about how I earn my bread, I have to answer twice. At first, it sounds proudly from my lips: “Web designer”, which flies to me from the other side: “Um, web design – what is this?”

Then I have to explain what is included in my responsibilities, but in the end it all comes down to a simplified version, they say, I create websites, gentlemen. After another similar answer, I wanted to delve deeper into this topic and explain in detail to people what was what.

I propose today to understand together what web design is, to understand its key stages and basic principles. As a bonus to beginners, I will add information on how to start a career as a web designer, as Continue reading

Composition in web design, or what Photoshop tutorials are silent about

Surely, you often have to visit sites that, at first glance, seem to be like nothing – both the pictures are beautiful and the text is folding, however, they lack some kind of logic, completeness, or something. And all because the owners of such sites, most likely, did not bother with the laws of composition – the art of organizing the elements of the site, combining and arranging them in their places.

Oh, that brain …
Our brain has the ability to instantly perceive information and create visual connections. I will explain with examples. Below you see two circles.

You immediately found a way to distinguish between them, right? But the task is more complicated for you. Continue reading

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Button State Design
From the author: button design is the main element of any design system. The best of the buttons are simple, versatile, perhaps even a little fun. But there are many…

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Web design basics. Analysis of the main blocks on the site
A true web design master 2.0 should be able to surprise people with innovative thinking and a creative approach to solving tasks. However, this does not mean that you need…

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Web Design Rules Every Professional Should Know
The basic principles are the same for each representative of this field of activity. They are followed by both experienced professionals and even green beginners. Do you think that, having…

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Usability in web design, or how to evaluate your site from the point of view of the user
From the author: if you are visiting a site for the first time, then this event can be compared to traveling in an unfamiliar area: the local people, of course,…

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