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A Layout from an Amateur: Criticism Welcome [on hold]

I'm an engineer but I have no experience in web design/development. I'm building my personal website with WordPress just to showcase my work, and I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give ...
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Why does my logo look pixelated

So I had a designer on 99Designs create a logo for me, it is Vector and he generated the Logo size you can see on my website here: sandiegosoftware.net I understand that my browser, OS and resolution ...
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Icon suggestions to represent “Style”, referring to CSS styles?

If it wasn't clear, "style" in this context refers to changes in the CSS, so things like font-size, font-style, background color, etc. I have a very simple and minimalistic icon at the moment with 3 ...
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Create a Video File of Writing Out A Word [migrated]

I was wondering if there is a generator, or something out on the web where you type a word, and it would create a video file of it being written out. I want to embed the file on a site, so when you ...
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How to use viewport-relative sized typography without breaking vertical rhythm?

For quite a while now, I've been using a baseline grid in my webdesign. I really value the vertical rhythm, with the typography's baselines alingning with the design elements and each other. Up till ...
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How to remove strange banding from PNG export with radial gradient

I'm using Illustrator CC 2014 and have a radial gradient that looks smooth in edit, but gets really weird bands when I export or Save to Web (any format, all settings). Here's how it looks in ...
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Critique: logo and web site layout

have a look at www.uglyapp.com for my latest creation(under construction). Home page 1 Round logo Logo 2 Rectangular logo. http://www.uglyapp.com/test/uglyAppSquareLogo5.png I am happy with the ...
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How can I set the height of my website to be the same height as the visible browser window, with no vertical scrolling?

I want to design a portfolio website, and I don't want it to scroll vertically. What are the dimensions for this kind of website, like the standard browser height? How can I create a website that's ...
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How to create mouse cursor pointer? [duplicate]

I wanted to use different funny mouse cursor pointer to my commercial website project. Is there any website providing this mouse pointer images for free or for low price? If not how can i create a ...
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Vector Infographic - Why does it render differently in the web browser?

I made an infographic in Adobe Illustrator, and saved it as a .svg file. But then when I tried to open it in the Google Chrome browser, some of the fonts and some italicized fonts were not even ...
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What tools to use to make a fully animated website? [closed]

What technology or software or tool can be used to make a fully animated website? I am not asking about jquery responsive websites but a fully animated website. Please help.
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Webpage design in Photoshop

I don't know it should be asked here or on freelancing. Designing a webpage and do coding for webpage both are different tasks and need different skills. I have seen some coders saying that we can ...
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How to distinguish menu items that link to other sites

I work for a large university, and we're trying to come up with some ideas for our drop-down menus, which are fairly standard, not too fancy. The university has their main site, and many sub-sites, ...
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Substitute for Avenir (Google webfont or Typekit)

Question I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir. Background I'm building a site using squarespace: http://topgrade.se My friend to me ...
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Export InDesign layers to Photoshop

I have created the design of a website in InDesign (big mistake, I know...). The developer wants to have my layers in a Photoshop format. I do not want to start everything from the beginning. What can ...
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New 'Scroll' Structured Websites

What's this design style used by so many new websites called? If anyone wants to edit this post to use a different link feel free. I'm just wondering how the CSS and such works for websites that ...
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Illustrator is cropping exported icons despite artboard being Fit to Selected Art

I'm trying to export certain graphics from an Illustrator file. I'm selecting the object, fitting the artboard to the selected artwork, and saving for web & devices, PNG-24 format. When I look at ...
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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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Saving Artwork only when Saving for Web

I am working on some artwork to use in my web project and I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. When I go to File > Save for Web I get the following: As you can see the Art-board ...
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How to think outside of photoshop [closed]

is photoshop the reason so many self taught designers get stuck at being bad? I have always wondered whether if photoshop used as is has either helped me or caused great waste of skills for the ...
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How can I be creative in web design

I am a front-end web developer and I like design a lot, as matter of fact - lately, I am focusing more on UX/UI design to create top-notch products for my clients. Coming from coding background, I ...
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DPI/PPI resolution for product zoom images

I'm working on an ecommerce site and I am trying to figure out at which resolution to save product images. We usually go for 72DPI but I believe now we should be using PPI, but also that to account ...
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What is the best program for image optimizing for the web?

What programs besides Photoshop are good for saving and optimizing images for web?
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SVG files render differently in browsers - typography

I have a problem with svg backgrounds that render differently in browsers.In Chrome the letters are correctly gill sans light and two words are bold. That's not the case in Firefox. How do I fix this, ...
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Any recommended design ebook /source? [duplicate]

I have just started with designing websites. However, I feel like I'm missing a lot of knowledge. I've read the following books: don't make me think ordering disorder Rocket surgery made easy ...
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Which software to create mockups for webdesign

I used to use AdobePhotoshop for this purpose but after months i realized that it's not the best tool for this, does anyone recommend a good tool for webdesign mockups
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Critique: Can you provide constructive feedback for my extreme sports website design?

Well, let me mention that is not my design, but my designers. He started it 3 days ago and I was wondering what the community thinks about it. HERE Here are two screen shots joined together to ...
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How can I test the responsiveness of my non-hosted website on my phone?

I wonder if there is a similar tool to Skala Preview (it is for live preview of photoshop work on your iPhone via Wifi) to test my web design (index.html and its assets folder) onto mobile phones ...
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Photoshop ruler guides embedded in JPEG image?

I saved an image of an iPhone from Google and when I opened it in Photoshop, it had ruler marks set in place around the phone. I've never seen or even heard of such a thing before. I thought it was my ...
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Am I working too slow?

I'm working as an UX designer for a startup studio that develop internet products and web services. So, i started 3 months ago, my boss's strategy is to develop some experiments and then collect ...
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Optimizing hero/intro photos on mobile and XXL displays

I have a few questions regarding trendy super-large photo headers. I've seen them called "hero" images, but just so we're clear, I'm talking about designs like this one: A large photo is used as a ...
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What is the best approach to improve skills? i.e good tutorials, books, course

I would like to improve my design skills. My main focus is web development and even though my coding skills need to be improved upon a lot, right now, design is where I feel like I lack the most. I ...
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Best List lots of Address BUT SIMPLE as well

I am trying to get a CLEAN yet NOT giving up on detail way to display quite abit of addresses. Here is the current method ( it is a Toggle ) BUT from a user looking at this THEY can't tell which ...
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How to distinguish between links and headings without colour variation?

Yes, I know that I shouldn't make links and text the same colour. But I am restricted by corporate guidelines. On the whole site, I am only allowed to use the company's shade of blue with a few ...
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How should the design of a business' in-house web app differ from the business' website?

I'm currently sorting out a proposal for an in-house web app build, and design is a factor that I'm thinking through. I expect there's minimal budget for design, but I want it to look good, so some ...
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Should I ask for payment for my logo and website design when I delivered them late?

I have designed a logo and a website for a company. Because I took a little longer than usual (3 weeks), they are talking about hiring someone else. I delivered the designs, (10 Logo Designs with at ...
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Which HSV-noise values do not cause artifacts on an LCD screen?

I have come to notice that certain HSV noise filter values applied to a uniform background colour look horrible when viewed on an LCD screen under certain viewing angles. This is more noticeable on ...
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layered icon in PSD into vectorized image

I made an icon via combining multiple layers of shapes by using magic wand, rectangle tool and circle tool, all this in PSD. Now, how can i convert that into a vector SVG that can be used on a ...
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How to add an inside shadow to a white object on a colored background?

Well, how to make image-2 from image-1 (in Paint.NET)?
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Is online freelancing a viable source of income?

Fed up with the university life, I thought I would try to be a freelancer. I am familiar with coding. How can I earn money online as a web designer? Is there any reliable way to earn money? I saw ...
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iPad design dimensions

I am designing for iPad (canvas dimensions 768 x 1004) using the attached mock-up resource. However, I was wondering whether I need to factor the lower navigation bar into my design? I was planning on ...
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Can I use OS fonts for a website? How do I know?

I'm creating a layout design for a client's website, but I'm not sure how to tell if I have web licensing. How can I tell? Are the pre-installed fonts web safe?
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How to scale a web page for different resolutions?

I have a web-page for devices(smartphones/tablets). I have used media queries to make it responsive and have used rem units for all measurements. I have set default html/body font-size:62.5% and then ...
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Need some advice on a websites color scheme [closed]

My website is about gardening and vegetables etc. So I decided to make the background and the tabs have a green color so it looks natural and organic. But then I realized that all my images are green ...
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Critique: How can I make my 'add post' website element stand out better?

I'm working on building my own blogging website from the ground up, or at least that's what I assume that's what it will turn into at this point. So far what I have built is fairly basic but one ...
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What points should we take into consideration when choosing a web font?

I want to deepen my knowledge in typography, more specifically, web typography. I'm looking for good information for this purpose, but I'm not finding anything good. I see many people talking badly ...
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Best approach to deal with left out, right and left , side spaces around website

When the site isn't as wide as the screen is the sides are filled with something that doesn't grab attention or better leads all the attention to what's in center, the website. However, personally i ...
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My designs are dull

I'm learning web design. When I design a page I ask my friends to tell me their opinions about it and I always get the same answer: it's dull and boring. They say my designs are nice but very dull, ...
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“Her”-movie inspired theme for bootstrap? [closed]

For the movie "Her" a specific UI was designed (basically an evolved Metro / Gnome3) that was involved in quite a few discussions after the release of the movie. (see ...
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What is the best way to indicate that you can scroll in an area when the area doesn't have a scrollbar?

The only thing I could think of was saying: "Scroll to see full menu" above. What are some other ways people are doing it?