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Moving along the way of the front-end development path, I’ve always been fascinated by the possibilities of making delightful animation. Luckily, we have so many sources of inspiration for that. My go-to for practical examples is Codepen. Every pen there seems so easy to pick up and try it yourself. However, numerous times, it was contrary for me. The actual implementation was about the pitfalls of getting the result to look the same as an original from Codepen. Recently, I’ve found a solution that might help folks like me trying to recreate Codepen examples. …


These days we have lots of tools to write down our thoughts or start a new bestseller. One may choose Google Docs that alures with its conservative design like MS Word, another — Dropbox Paper or Medium for its pure minimalism and zero distraction. And even Notes on your Apple device will do the job. But still, lots of us struggle with writing. Like literally we are frozen to death in front of the blank screen/page and none of our brilliant thoughts are able to come out. This thing has its own name and it’s called A Fear of a…


In the days of encountering people quitting their jobs and stepping on their own path, I’ve decided to shad the light on freelance life. Is it worth it? How is it to be “free”? And essentially, is there any freedom at all in the myriad of clients and sleepless nights?

Photo credits to Bench on Unsplash

I still have this crystal clear picture in my head of the first day of my freelance journey. It was back in 2011, — the last month before getting my bachelor degree in finance, a shitty apartment you rent when you’re a student, an old dinner table and super uncomfortable…


Recently, I’ve been pretty active on Dribbble sharing my current work in progress. When I say active it means a brand-new post almost every day. This routine increased my interaction with the platform. Without giving any thought, Dribbble iOS app got on top of my list of the most frequent apps on my phone. This is new for me because till recently I haven’t been interested in this app at all mainly because of its design that did feel immature. However, as it happens in life, a need prevails esthetics and here I’m using it on a daily basis despite…


I’ll be honest I’ve never considered myself a tool person obsessed with any new program/app(Sketch, Figma, Abstract, Principle, Framer, Procreate, Illustrator, Invision Studio, you name it) coming up in the industry. All these battles between old and new make me tired. I guess lots of folks seek for the novelty to have their dopamine level going up caused by a bare thought of something ground-breaking, industry-breaking or anything-else-breaking. These thoughts create an illusion of possibilities and splendid future when reality may be still average with daily tasks and monotonous routine. …


Candid talk on a recipe that helped me find harmony both in personal and professional lives

Let me confess being a sad kid and a frowning teenager. This is very depressive to think about because I thought that was my true nature(spoiler — I was wrong!). Happiness, a smile, and a good laugh that go with it were something very temporary that could last for a brief moment and then vanish away for a long period of time. There were many reasons for that and my introverted psyche was a good predisposition for putting myself into the gloomy world. Another…


Hey designer, keep yourself in a good shape 🏋️‍

Challenge motto ‘Let’s make the local web a better place’

This story has begun with an unexpected combo — black&white 7-day photography challenge, I took part in, and frequent interaction with delivery company because of online purchases recently.

​​At first sight, nothing in common between both of these things, right? However, my brain managed to push me out of the comfort zone. The voice inside of my head asked why not to try to work out your design muscle and fix things that ruin your life. Not literally that, just things that make some routine less enjoyable. And here’s me…


Maintain online shop knowing the essentials of online marketing

It’s a bit of knowledge I gained along with the rest of the team at Congruity Hub working with Shopify e-commerce platform and creating themes. Being in e-commerce development for almost two years already, I’ve listed a wisdom we gained so far in terms of helping people getting everything set up not only technically but from marketing perspective as well. So get ready to marketing foundation of online undertaking 😉

E-commerce success is a continuous process that requires meticulous work every day. However, if you know the basic principles it might be easier to achieve the goal of being successful.


Photo credits Edu Lauton

There are so many talks about designer’s problems procrastination, impostor syndrome and more. I’m personally familiar with those issues because they are often guests in my design life causing pitfalls now and then. One of such curveballs is fear of failure that paralize you entirely. Moreover, your are stuck and your own mind is your biggest enemy at that moment. Yes, terrifying feeling. But it is temporary that is what I’ve learnt through my life dealing with this issue and here is a case in point.


The very good friend of mine recently has pointed out an unnoticed issue about certain design patterns we have already used to and we have never revised them or asked ourselves why they are designed in such way, not another. I’m quite happy to be granted to expose the result of our discussion in this article.

As human beings, we get used to everyday things really fast. It takes 21 days of repetition to gain a new habit. Just in 3 weeks, a human neglects the efforts that should be made for hard and uncomfortable actions. Things that seem unpleasant…

Olia Gozha

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