Custom CSS Properties
A Ashley Nolan poll in November 2016 showed that 84% of front-end developers use a CSS preprocessor. At the same time, developers consider variables to be the most useful preprocessor…

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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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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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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

Blog Design: Layout Workshop

The topic of today’s post is blog design. We will have a practical lesson, so get ready for independent work, there is no planned vacation 🙂 Why is the master class on the example of a blog? Yes, probably because the blog provides an unlimited field for imagination. Thanks to the development of accessible platforms and templates, copyright blogs have expanded into the web like rabbits, increasing their numbers simply exponentially every day. And we will make our own unique design. Go!
1. Preparation and organization of groups.
We will work on a white canvas measuring 950 by 1600 px. After you set the guides, the width can be increased to 1200 px, so it will be more convenient. Very often, after creating a blog design in psd, you get a huge number of layers that are not easy to figure out. If the inexperienced master will make up the layout, then additional work can not be avoided, you will remake and chew him every fig.

We will prepare in advance and divide all our layers into folders / groups. We will name them according 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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Working with empty space: why emptiness affects design so much
in web design, empty spaces include areas without text and images. It can be said that this is “visual silence”. For our design to function, it is necessary to correctly…

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How to create a selling portfolio of web designer?
You can become a web design master in many different ways. For example, there are people who achieve significant results in this activity through a simple internship in the studio.…

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How to start making money as a web designer on the Internet?
From the author: hello friends! Web design training, like any other profession, is gradual. At first it’s just a hobby, which then under certain circumstances can turn into the meaning…

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