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What makes this POS design look dated?

I'm trying to understand what makes this POS screen design look dated. Is it the 3D buttons, the colours, the layout, the font? And what would you do to make it look current? Not being a design ...
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SKETCH APP: how to undock tool menus?

Is there anyway to undock the tool menus? I'm using 2 monitors and would like to free up some space by putting the menus on the other screen. I also have a problem by where when I click the border ...
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How to align elements to Bootstrap grid?

Sorry for the beginner question, but I'm having a hard time trying to figure this out. I'm using a grid for a Bootstrap design but my problem is how do I align elements to the grid? See my image for ...
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How to have a section start on an odd page _and_ number the page with a prefix starting again at 1?

I've set up a paragraph format section, which starts on the next odd page. Additionally, I would like the page number to be prefixed by the section number and starting again at 1, i.e. page numbers ...
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What effect is achieved by placing protagonists close to the border?

I am watching Mr. Robot on Amazon Video and I have observed that the actors are often placed close to the border. This placement does not follow the rule of thirds, golden cut or anything else I know ...
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When, why and how did this simple/plain polygon/color design start? [duplicate]

Ever since Windows 8, there's this simple design of icons, GUIs, logos, websites, but not just in software, but even the UEFA Chamions League has a logo like that. The whole Windows 8 and Windows 10 ...
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Importing HTML/CSS into InDesign layout?

I'm trying to convert an HTML page that has bold text / css in it into an InDesign document so I can lay it out for print in a newspaper in PDF format. Here is a link to the HTML page: ...
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Billboard with Cutouts

I'm creating a billboard with cutouts. How do you represent the cutout portion. Do you just outline the parts to be cutout with a solid line like a crop mark would do, except the cutout goes around ...
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Iphone photograph resolution suitable for 12" album cover?

I'm hoping to use an image taken with an iPhone camera for a 12" vinyl record cover. The image is an uncompressed TIFF, taken with the iPhone 5s 8mp camera at 3264×2448, using the 645 Pro app for an ...
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Help! Layout Size 1/2" = 1'

Our Designer will be out for the next couple days so I was given the task of getting her project started since I have the next most experience with this stuff. Unfortunately I can't contact our ...
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Why should lines be avoided in tables?

I read some books about typography and design some years ago. They all recommended to avoid lines in tables, instead they recommended to make use of spacing. I found that reasonable and adhered ...
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How does a programmer showcase his work?

I'll start of by saying that I'm a programmer who rarely ventures outside of Stack Overflow, so sorry if this post is off topic. Right now I'm in the process of updating my portfolio site and I'm ...
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Extend Slug beyond 5 inches

Working in InDesign CC 2015 and I wonder if there is a way to enlarge the slug area beyond the default 6". In this case, I'm using the page size to create iPhone screen layouts, the bleed to feature a ...
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My works are boring with the same layout all the time [closed]

I'm a 2nd year graphic design student. The thing is I always do my works in the same style, same layout, all the time. Like placing the most important element in the center. Is this a problem? What ...
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2answers
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What do designers have to know about Twitter Bootstrap 4? [closed]

I know this topic is not solid coding topic related but I still want to pull this out. What do designers have to know about Twitter Bootstrap 4? http://v4-alpha.getbootstrap.com/ Are there any ...
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InDesign: Conditional text taking up space when invisible

I want to use conditional text for a project I'm working on, but I'm noticing that conditional text, when invisible, is taking up space. Here is two regular words with a regular space in between ...
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What is the difference between layout and design?

I can't understand what is "design" and what is "layout" in terms of web design. I'm confused between layout and design. Can anybody can help me understand these matters? Thanks for reading my ...
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1answer
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InDesign – Overprinting white at a Guangzhou printshop

I'm just about to send a CD-booklet 134mmX122mm (34pp)for print in a Guangzhou printshop – and the language barrier makes it a bit difficult to get all points across; I'm wondering about what I need ...
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Page layout with Scribus

I'm trying to print my very first book. It's a simple thing, printed on my desktop printer, double sided on 1 * A4 sheet of paper. I will fold it down and bind it myself (using saddle stitch) as a ...
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Photoshop multiple layers blending - save for web

Through photoshop web template i found one interesting problem with multiple layers blending. In the picture you can see screenshot of layout. Of course color is not part of it, just without color ...
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Setting up A5 landscape brochure layout in Illustrator - HOW?

I have an 8 page brochure to design but I'm using Illustrator instead of InDesign (don't know my way around indesign). How do I arrange the artboards? Do I have the artboards seperately? Do I have ...
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What is the term for designing an element such that it visually reflects the spatial design of the object in real life?

What is the term that specifically describes laying out an object or representation of an object such that the interface reflects the spatial orientation of the object in real life? For example, ...
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Why use Photoshop for Web Design

Aside from its bitmap effects, can someone tell me why I should use Photoshop for creating website layouts instead of Illustrator? To the best of my knowledge Photoshop was never intended to be used ...
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Sending layout to printshop - transparency?

I will be sending an inDesign layout that I've been working on to a printshop sometime this week. The main elements of the book I'm doing are the greyscale illustrations on each page – all of which ...
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1answer
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Print Barcodes in CR80 Cards

I have a barcode with a dimensions width: 162px and height: 50 px. When I print it in a A4 paper size,its dimension is 40 mm X 14 mmbut when printed in CR80 Cards(smaller paper size) it's size is 25mm ...
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Indesign: Exporting page with image overlaid with text to ePub

I am trying to export the following layout to ePub: As you can see there are following components to the layout: Chapter number Chapter title Circle with inline and curveline text Body text ...
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Making annotations in figures of the same font size as main text

What is the best way to ensure the same font size in figures as in main text with open source formats and programs like Inkscape or Scribus? A typical use case: I would like to include a figure ...
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Overlapping text with InDesign's data merge

I'm trying to set up a book of song lyrics with a two-column layout. I'd like to pack as many songs as a page as will fit, so I tried doing a data merge with multiple records per page. This works ...
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Styling/Layout advice on an Isotope/Masonry website

I am experimenting with a masonry layout web site bringing niche news and cultural information on East Asia to a Western audience. I have chosen a masonry layout for the homepage because the site will ...
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1answer
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Fireworks States: Does any other layout tool have an equivalent feature?

I'm dropping Fireworks as my main tool for web layouts. It's just too slow and Adobe isn't supporting it anymore. Is there another tool that can do something similar to Fireworks' states? Photoshop ...
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Graphic Design for developer [duplicate]

I'm a experienced developer on C++, Java. Currently I'm developing my site to show my apps and my work. I've seen many beautiful sites of front-end developers, agencies and companies. For example: - ...
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1answer
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What is the natural aspect ratio of a 12 column grid?

If I have a 12 column grid, what's the natural aspect ratio for items in the grid? Or, more specifically, I'm using 3 content-columns - each 4 grid-columns wide. Is there a natural height of images ...
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Help with designing a billboard

I have designed brochures and marketing materials in the past, but a friend of mine in a town association asked if I could create a billboard. I know InDesign and Photoshop, and am limited in ...
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What design options can I go for when fitting a lot of content in a poster?

My boss has been wanting me to design a promotional poster that can be used for both 18x24in poster and a letter sized one page stand. I have been having trouble designing a layout that would work ...
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Is it possible to learn `Adobe-Indesign CC` quickly? [closed]

I am writing a book. I want to do all stages myself. So, I bought Adobe-Indesign CC 2014 to design the layout of the pages. I've watched some video online to desgin my layout. I tried to redesign ...
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1answer
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How can you fix a header in InDesign so content scrolls underneath?

I have a one page InDesign document with a top navigation element similar to a website that I want to fix and have content pass underneath when a user scrolls through the PDF, is this possible? ...
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1answer
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How to design a single site for two target markets [closed]

I have a client that operates an electronics recycling/disposition company. Broadly speaking, they have two target markets and I would like to figure out how to structure the site so that I can target ...
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Feedback on the design of a physics document

I am not a designer, I am a physicist. Back in 2005, I made a guide for students about how to measure cosmic rays, for a lab class I was teaching. Now I am redesigning it and would like to ask for the ...
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About “This page is left blank intentionally”

I have sometimes seen that when the 'half title' page of a book (the page that goes before the title page) is left in blank (which is one of the possible alternatives), a message such as 'This page is ...
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How to solve an issue of repetition in a layout?

UPDATED: ProKeys updated with new layout is available. You can check it out. Thank you! I did a recent redesign of ProKeys so as to minimize its space taking snippets. I changed this: Old layout ...
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How can I detect overlapping characters / diacritics in InDesign?

Is there any tool, script, or plug-in for InDesign or Acrobat Pro that would detect or highlight overlapping characters or diacritics? See sample below:
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Efficient Way to Insert Repetitive Page Images Consistently in a Large InDesign Doc?

Hi Graphic Design People, I am trying to put together a comic book to print, whose pages I have saved as flattened tif (of course I have the layered files too in case I need to modify anything). ...
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Where should be put a feedback box on a website? [closed]

Is there a special place where to be this kind of section? I have a task to integrate a "feedback box" and I have no idea... Thanks!
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Arrange multiple items at once in Illustrator

I have a series of rectangles I'd like to line up one right behind another - in other words, I'd like to have one "in front" of one object, which needs to be "in front" on another object, etc. etc. ...
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What is the purpose of always locating/starting new chapters on odd pages?

I notice that in every book I have always start a new chapter in an odd page and it leads me to wonder why. I have some written work that's about 40 pages long and 7 chapters; should I follow that ...
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5answers
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What is the graphic design term for this element on a layout?

Whether print or digital media, what is the name of this element? On the main page layout, there is a small, not too obtrusive element with text inside. Usually a circle. It's not a callout because ...
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Content as the whole page or just the content area?

This is an opinion question that I go back and forth on every time I start a new project. In most cases, I am designing a website that has some sort of "article" element, whether it be a blog post, ...
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What is the name of this GUI layout

Sorry for asking such a question, I've to confess I do not own a hand-held device, but I wish to discuss about layout options for desktop application I develop. Would you please tell me the name of ...
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What tool is used for 3d looking layouts like this? [duplicate]

https://www.behance.net/gallery/17399911/Dimense I've been trying to find a way to create layouts like this for a while, and now that I have the time to try, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to do ...