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Examples of block-layout UI design?

By block-layout, I mean style like these: Medium,Readwrite,Kicktarter There aren't too many on gallery sites(for example, Flat UI Design). Most of them are for product promotion, making a big ...
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How can I style this following form to Inline form?

SEE the link: http://samuelgeorgeo.com/cc/NEWDESIGN/ I have a site based on Twitter Bootstrap. I have two main elements on the page, the bottom one is a horizontal form. I would like the bottom div ...
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Is it possible to create a green poker table felt pattern with CSS?

I would like to render/generate a CSS pattern that looks something like green poker table felt or AstroTurf. Is this possible? Alternatively, would an image-based pattern be a better solution? If ...
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With the invention of CSS3, should a web designer use Photoshop?

I see that many designers create beautiful web design works in Photoshop, but now with the arrival of CSS3, when they want to change that to HTML & CSS, they simply start from scratch and create ...
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Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?

Note, this is about design much more than development. I build sites from scratch with completely hand written CSS and HTML. I've known about pre-build css templates such as Bootstrap or HTML5 ...
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Can I re-color my artwork programmatically?

I have a rather interesting issue. I have columns in my web app that look similar to these guys: I've been able to slice them up and build these guys out...but now I have an added requirement of ...
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How Can I create a irregular shape in CSS without an image? [closed]

I would like to create a irregular shape in CSS like one below . I want to avoid putting image as background completely . Please help me in this regard..Thanks Bijeesh
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How to visually display css blocks for debugging

After lots of confusion and wasted effort I once learned that css also had this lines concept that everything else followed regardless of it being text or not. And that each line can be varied, be of ...
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What Icon Style Would Be Better [closed]

I am creating an educational app that looks similar to an iPhone app using the default web stack composed of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. I am wondering if it would be more user friendly/motivational ...
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How do I convert leading and kerning expressed to CSS styles

I have been given a design / style guide for a website that has the fonts expressed in point (pt) measurements, and additional leading and kerning adjustments - e.g. 40pt font, 60pt leading, -30pt ...
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How do I reverse a css export in Adobe Fireworks?

I have exported a fireworks .fw.png file to a .png and a .css file. I have lost the .fw.png files and the .css file has 200+ objects. Is there anyway to recreate the slices from the CSS code?
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“Darkening” a colour so that it's equivalent to the original when made transparent

When you make a colour partly transparent, it lightens (assuming it's on a white background), naturally. I would like to counter this behaviour by "darkening" a colour, so that when I make it ...
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Implement non-symmetrical background image to a site

I am trying to add the following 3D image as background to the content of a wordpress website: Click for full resolution Website I would like the header part to stay the same size on all pages, ...
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Positioning a DIV before the previous DIV

I'm not savvy when it comes to HTML/CSS. I use Typepad for my blog, and that limits me a lot. There are four divs. <div id="container-inner"> <div id="nav"></div> <div ...
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How do you build a webpage with a main text body and 2 columns underneath?

I have a body of text that I am trying to layout in a visually pleasing way but I can not figure it out. The goal is to have this layout (see psuedocode): <container> <main /> ...
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Photoshop To CSS: How do you translate Fill to CSS

I have a content box in photoshop with the background color #bc0018 with a 65% opacity and 50% fill. I am able to translate the backgroundcolor and opacity part to this, but without the 50% fill the ...
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Can I use CSS spritesheets to give a div a re-sizable background?

I'm trying to give a div a background according to a spritesheet, meaning that it'll define the parts from the sprite sheet and use those accordingly in the div. This is my sprite sheet image: Now ...
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Graphic/web design approach to deal between UI design and front-end development

I have to search for a UI designer/front end developer to build my website out of a set of wireframes. I noticed this process is very fragmented due to complexity. What would be the best approach? ...
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Is there any negative adverse effect to optimizing images for retina screens, if the images aren't exactly double size?

For example: Say I have an image that is going to be displayed at 1000px wide. I want to optimize my site for retina displays, but the largest resolution image I have to put here is only 1900pixel ...
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Svg transparencies don't work as CSS background

I made a translucent svg. It was a 50% opacity round metal texture. When I put it above any other color it makes it look like real metal. It was made using Illustrator and had 2 of its effects: ...
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Steps between Wireframe / UI design for web development

Based on my sketch/wireframe prepared for a UI designer (links below): Link: http://postimg.org/image/npt5zlvu7/ 1) Would I be able to approach a UI designer with the wireframe/sketch above? 2) ...
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what is the largest glyph width in Arial?

Im designing a DIV container that will contain some rows of text. Every row can contain 0 to 35 chars. I need to specify a fixed width for the div, but I cannot predict how "wide" the string can be. ...
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12 or 16 column grid for a full width website? [duplicate]

So I'm looking for the right answer for my grid system: 1) Should I use 12 or 16 column grid for a full width website similar to these websites: http://xfinitytv.comcast.net http://www.vevo.com 2) ...
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How does the grid system work for a full width page?

How does the grid system work for those websites that expand to the full size of the browser (no matter how you resize) while working with a base 12 grid system (such as 960.gs)? For example, take a ...
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Adjusting diacritic in italicized combining character?

I'm trying to render an italicized lowercase omega (ω) with an inverted breve ( ̑ ) in a webpage using Times New Roman. I'm using the combining character approach: &#785; ( ̑ ) and ...
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How can I use CSS to make something look “pushed”?

I'm building a new website in Dreamweaver CS5 and I've made a default spry menu bar. Now I want that the menu bar has an 3D look. When you click the button on the menu bar, I would like an effect that ...
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Is there a name for buttons with a thick shadow underneath?

I have been seeing a lot of these buttons lately. I think it's a recent trend. I would just like to know the name for it so I can explore them further. In this sprite image, the buttons on the bottom ...
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What is the ideal number of font sizes to use for a website?

I'd like to know how many font sizes can you use for a website. Someone said to me it's better not to use more than 3 different font sizes (e.g. 16px for heading, 11px for text and 13 px for smaller ...
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Adding curved drop shadows using Gimp

I was going through a few website designs and I really liked this pointed corner drop shadow: How can I add similar shadow effect using The Gimp or simple CSS?
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Vertical rhythm/baseline grid in Web Design

I recently read some articles about the importance of good vertical rhythm/using a baseline grid for good typography in web design. I decided to try using a baseline grid, like the 960 grid pictured ...
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How to give a site a mockup look?

Edit to clarify Thank you for the existing answers. I am afraid that you misunderstood my question. I don't want to create mockups (I have some, but they are not suited for my current purpose). I want ...
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What's the meaning of saying CSS sprites are “for graphics that are just single blocks”?

I was reading this to understand sprites http://css-tricks.com/css-sprites/ The author says "Sprites are for graphics that are just single blocks. " What does this mean? One thing I have read is to ...
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How to make a “highlighter” effect for text background in CSS?

How would I go about highlighting an inline part of a paragraph decorated with a "highlighted" effect as if it were marked by a real highlighter on paper. <p> The dog <em>jumped ...
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How to design a modern/slightly futuristic-looking application

I was hoping to get some advice from some more experienced UI developers. I have been presented with a unique challenge by my customer, and I feel like I am failing. Specifically, they want a UI that ...
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How can I achieve a better 3D lifting effect of a logo for a website?

This is my current approach, only the shadow moves. http://tinkerbin.com/uekpe227 This is a second approach, both the shadow and the letters move. http://tinkerbin.com/LjiGDKa7 And in the last ...
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How to create a vertically asymmetrical grid in Photoshop

I'm working on a site. The width will be fixed, but the length will vary. What would be the best way to create a grid like the following in Photoshop?:
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Gutters - Padding and Margin for Columns with Background or Border

What are the recommended design guidelines for gutters when a column (or box, or any layout module) has its shape clearly visible because it has its own background or border? Typically one would put ...
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What is a difference in Css frameworks vs preprocessors

I am somewhat confused as a graphic designer. What is that distinguish them. I know what both provide to some extent. Like I read about LESS and liked it. I guess i want to know what is a difference ...
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Right css code to align(center) the div tag? [closed]

I googled this question and searched for an hour, every one specify their own likes, but i want to know the correct code to align the div in center position.
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Recommendation to learn css [closed]

How would you recommend to proceed to learn css? Is there a great book, or online tutorial?
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Text wrapping fill-last-line-first

I have a peculiar design for a web page that I have to implement from an already made design, and some of the text wrappings are filled bottom-up (in my case it's for bottom-left aligned thin text ...
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How can you get decorative dots or dashes between links in the sitemap hierarchy, using either CSS or images?

In the footer of my clients site, I want to give the users total clarity about where things are on the website so that they can quickly navigate there. So I will implement what looks like a nested ...
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Layout with Tables - Hierarchy

In this fiddle there's a markup and style I'm doing for a website: http://jsfiddle.net/UvJmP/ I am trying to represent data in this way: D2's table data is contained in D1 D3's table data is ...
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Are custom graphics/images a necessity for professional looking web design?

I learned css snd html, thinking that making a site that looks good and professional would be a simple matter of basic layout and some fiddling with colours/text. However on beginning the css portion ...
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Does Firefox support .ttc fonts? [closed]

I have the following css: @font-face { font-family: 'font name'; src: url('../font/fontname.ttc'); } In Chrome it is working but in the firefox the font style doesn't apply, font get too bold not ...
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How to extract the black and white components of an image to superimpose it over colored backgrounds

Say I want to create a glowing button for a website. I would like to have the possibility to dynamically change the color of that button by changing the color of it's background. For this I need to ...
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What is that flash can do but css3 cant do [closed]

I am not asking to prove what is better, and since this is a forum for graphic Designers..i would like to have a list of limits and possibilities. For example, in flash if i wanted to make the whole ...
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How to recreate this background in photoshop for use in a mobile app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do so many app menus get that finished textured look? I'm still a beginner, but I really like this texture and have been trying for hours to recreate it. Question: ...
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How to get arced drop shadows with center glow effect in Photoshop?

I was just browsing the plugins.joshlobe.com and the thing that caught my eye was interesting use of drop shadows. I am talking about the drop shadow in the linked image with a center glow kind of ...
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Change the color of an image in a website

I have this image in my website, is a png: I want to know if there is any way with HTML5, javascript or css to change the color of the image. Or at least make the image change to white (invert ...