Web Design

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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Advanced CSS: Using Sass Maps for UI Components
Sass is a great and very popular CSS preprocessor. If you are not familiar with it, take a look at these lessons. Associative arrays (Maps) are an extremely underrated feature…

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Web Designer - Creative Internet Profession
From the author: in this article we will talk about the profession of web designer. Consider who it is, what knowledge and skills it should own, what tasks it solves,…

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Popular web design styles

Site Style Classification
There is currently no unified classification of web design styles. And this is not surprising: each resource is unique in many respects, and the style of the site is not an exact science and does not have clearly established rules. We outline the main criteria by which sites can be classified:

Structure (minimalistic, complex, 2-3-column);

Color gamut (black and white, multi-colored, light, dark);

The number and level of graphics (standard, clean, artistic); Continue reading

Website framework, or modular grid in web design

What is a modular grid?
I will explain with an example familiar to you. Open any paper book. You see, the text passing through the entire width of the page, excluding margins? So, here is a typical single-column layout. Now look at a magazine or newspaper. In a magazine, information is traditionally divided into two columns, and in a newspaper, into three or four, or even more.

In general, web design inherited quite a lot of different “tricks” from printing design. These are the principles of working with fonts, and composition rules, and modules. Business card sites and presentation sites may well be content with a single-column structure, home pages with a two-column structure, more complex information projects should, accordingly, have a more complex and thoughtful layout.

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The history of web design: from the Stone Age to the era of modern technology

Despite the fact that in the era of the development of web design, the first web pages were just text with links, and you could only dream of a variety of fonts and special effects, those naive, dense times were remembered by web developers with some kind of longing.

The first sites, the first providers, the first web designers. Monitors with a resolution of 640×480, supporting only 16 colors (!). Black text, blue links, red or pink headlines. Beauty!

Now, with the help of modern tools and technologies, even a student can create his own website for free in one computer science lesson. At the same time, the design, quality and functionality of this site will be an order of magnitude higher than those of the first “swallows” of site building, when web design was Continue reading

Effective web design – what is it?

If you want to achieve serious heights and build a successful career as a web designer, then you definitely need to know the key criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of work. Such information will help to instantly determine the quality of projects under development and constantly improve in this matter.

The essence of an effective website design in words sounds quite simple, but in reality this process looks a bit more complicated. It consists in the development of a beautiful and convenient visual that would be focused solely on your target audience, on people who are profitable in the form of monetized visits or by placing an order for the goods or services offered. Continue reading

Web design standards: everything you need to know for beginners and pros

How do design standards increase website popularity?
There is an opinion that web design standards attract users to sites, and most importantly – keep them for a long time. Why? Now we’ll figure it out, but first we’ll answer the question of what standards are. In general terms, this is all that we observe from time to time when opening completely different pages. For instance:

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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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The history of web design: from the Stone Age to the era of modern technology
Despite the fact that in the era of the development of web design, the first web pages were just text with links, and you could only dream of a variety…

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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…

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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…

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