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wednesday
02 Jun 2021
A guide to the Modern Minimal UI style uxdesign.cc

I called this design style “Modern Minimal”. It’s minimalistic comparing to the other design styles, but at the same time is not as dull and boring as old Material Design or Flat. You can spot many inspirations from the different styles in it (like skeumorphism and glassmorphism, even!) but as you will see, it all works together and it doesn’t exceed certain level of visual complexity.

In general, Modern Minimal style embraces the following characteristics:

  • Bright backgrounds and whitespace
  • Subtle roundness on UI elements
  • Big, readable headings
  • Real-life photography
  • Thoughtful use of colors
  • Focus on contrast
  • Limited use of effects
  • Small details, often illustrated
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A guide to the Modern Minimal UI style
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tuesday
01 Jun 2021
The new responsive: Web design in a component-driven world web.dev

Today, when using the term: "responsive design", you are most likely thinking about using media queries to change layout when resizing a design from mobile size, to tablet size, through to desktop size.

But soon, this perception of responsive design may be considered as outdated as using tables for page layout.

Viewport-based media queries give you some powerful tools, but lack a lot of finesse. They lack the ability to respond to user needs, and the ability to inject responsive styles into components themselves.

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The new responsive: Web design in a component-driven world
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I made 100 more CSS loaders for your next project dev.to

not 100, not 200 but 300! Yes, a new collection and a total of 300 CSS loaders.

This time, I am going to rely on more elements to create the loaders ... No, I am joking 😜, still only one div per loader, nothing more!

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I made 100 more CSS loaders for your next project
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sunday
30 May 2021
Building a useful UI Kit blog.plantapp.io

UI Kit is a set of user interface elements that designers and developers need to simplify their work and create a unified product design for users. It allows you to quickly and efficiently create complex interfaces.

The easiest way to assemble the main UI Kit is to identify the interface elements on the main screens and place them in a separate place so that all subsequent screens are created from ready-made components.

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Building a useful UI Kit
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saturday
29 May 2021
Trendy Gradients in Web Design awwwards.com

Gradients have been trendy for a while now, they initially made a comeback in a conventional way in backgrounds and images. Spotify made them popular again by applying duotone gradients over photos as a characteristic element of the brand in its campaigns and microsites. History is currently being revisited, taking us through an exploration of the different aesthetic movements of the 80s and the beginnings of web design in the 90s. This revival gives us multicolored retro gradients and duotone gradients from V A P O R W A V E to Memphis Design.

In the end of the article, lots of gradient generating tool are introduced. A good list to add to your collection!

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Trendy Gradients in Web Design
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Lineicons 3.0 | 5000+ Line Icons for Designers and Developers lineicons.com

with Free CDN, Regular-Light Variations, Icon Editor and More

Handcrafted Free Line Icons for Modern User Interfaces of Web, Mobile, and Desktop App Design & Development Projects. A Complete Yet Most Simplified Line Icon Pack Available on The Web!

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Lineicons 3.0 | 5000+ Line Icons for Designers and Developers
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friday
28 May 2021
10 elements of landing pages that convert webdesignerdepot.com

Landing pages are central to successful marketing campaigns; they allow you to target particular customers with particular solutions to particular problems.

It’s easy to confuse what a landing page is because users “land” on many pages. When we talk about landing pages, we mean a page that is entirely dedicated to a particular type of customer. In fact, if we could create a unique landing page for each individual user, that would be awesome.

You might think your homepage is a landing page, but it’s not; users reach your landing page in various ways — directly, via organic search, or backlink. A landing page is normally dedicated to a specific marketing campaign. It is accessed from a link in an email, via social media, or most often via a PPC (Pay Per Click) advert.

Here are 10 elements of landing pages that are proven to convert successfully:

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10 elements of landing pages that convert
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thursday
27 May 2021
6 Ways Parallax Still Works in 2021 webdesignerdepot.com

Parallax is a term that is applied loosely and frequently in the world of web design. As a trend, it has been popular and unpopular in equal measures for some time. However, it’s still one of the most valuable tools for animation in the digital world.

Parallax creates an illusion of depth when scrolling, a timeless effect that still has lots of value in the web design world.

Sure, parallax has its issues, from problems with usability, to concerns with mobile responsivity — but it’s also an interesting way to make a website stand out when done correctly.

In the article, the author Rebekah Carter mentioned some advantages of parallax:

  • Parallax Tells A Story
  • Parallax Increases Website Visit Times
  • Parallax Develops Credibility
  • Parallax Makes Information More Fun
  • Parallax Replicates Another Medium
  • Parallax Is More Memorable

Many examples provided in the article are fantastic, definitely worth visiting.

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6 Ways Parallax Still Works in 2021
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