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Good place to start learning web design?

I'm very interested in learning web design and have learned some basics regarding HTML and CSS a few years back from W3Schools, but I never learned how to develop websites that are up to today's ...
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How can I improve my color selection skill?

I'm a web developer, started to become a web designer. However, I think my understanding of colors is not practical yet. There are tools out there that can give you color harmonies, and more stuff, ...
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Photoshop and browser: how to get the colors right?

Ok, I'm designing for the web and I had different colors in Photoshop (Windows) and Chrome, so I started searching and found contradicting tips and I have no idea of what should I do now. Windows ...
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Resources on producing responsive design wireframes and artwork, for graphics designers

We're developers who partner up with a graphic design studio for our project artworks. Some times they even bring in the clients themselves and we both cooperate to get a development project done. ...
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how to design visually beautifull websites? [on hold]

I have a good knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript and ... and I can make an entire website in 2 or 3 days but I don't know how to make it beautiful an attractive!! can you tell what should I do coz I ...
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Are zebra stripes on tables more effective than good spacing and visual contrast?

In old forms or webpages I often see a lot of zebra striping used on the tables because the way the table was designed it was difficult to see the rows and columns easily when you want to locate ...
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Is a poorly designed website better than no website for a commercial enterprise?

For businesses, a website is a channel of communication. For all except web-based businesses, it's not the only channel of communication available. Given that anyone could make a DIY website for next ...
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Client wants to remove footer on certain pages, should I?

I have a client who insists that we remove the footer from certain pages under the guise of 'the footer will distract people and they will leave the site/not finish the journey'. To me, this sounds ...
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What is the difference between “flat style” and “material design”?

After Windows 8 came out all spoke about "Metro UI" and later about the "Flat design". Now, after Android Lollipop came out all speak about "Material design". Can somebody explain the difference ...
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When trying to achieve the “ideal” letter count per line how do you balance container size and font size?

“Anything from 45 to 75 characters is widely regarded as a satisfactory length of line for a single-column page set in a serifed text face in a text size. The 66-character line (counting both ...
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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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colors for my website [closed]

I found this colorschema, but my navigation is horrible... I think the purple is for the background nice and the lightblue for the border. Now i need help for the navigation. Maybe someone of you guys ...
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Can a custom action be saved with the PSD document?

I want to send a PSD file of a webpage to the developer to show him some functions. I created actions of some pop-ups opening, but I can't find any information on how to save the actions with the ...
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Are single double quotes an acceptable deviation from typographic rules?

I've recently noticed websites with pull quotes with only a left-hand quote. There are two basic scenarios: Left hand quote is used as a graphic element to indicate a quotation follows.* Quote ...
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How to make my magazine online?

I have created magazine in iD for print. Therefore its size is very big. How can I comprime its size so I can use it online? Maybe some settings of iD would help or software? How do you publish pdf ...
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What's the best way to animate an illustration for the web?

I have a couple of illustrations done in Illustrator and I am planing to animate it for a website that I am working on, I've heard of Create.js toolkit with flash, but is it the best way to go or is ...
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Best Adobe product for web designing?

I've been using Photoshop for the last 2 years to create mockups for my sites, but the biggest problem I find with Photoshop is its terrible way of rendering text in a web-realistic way. Is there an ...
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Two logos on a website header

So I have a client right now which is asking me to include a second logo on the website's header. I am no graphic designer but I feel this is so wrong. The second logo is for one of the projects the ...
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Fixed size image on screens and paper?

I'm looking for an image format (I guess) that can be used for web images as well as for printing (on paper) directly from any platform/browser so that the images have the exact same sizes on paper ...
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What programs can I use to create an animation for web?

I have never created animations, but I want to make one for my website's home page. Basically what I have is an image where each chakra of human body is shown with its name. I want to show how the ...
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How to handle multiple page design projects in Photoshop

Recently we have moved from using Fireworks to using Photoshop for mocking op website designs. As I've been used to Fireworks for doing this, I'm running into some issues organising my mockups. Where ...
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Given a color scheme, how do I apply to website design?

Just so there is something concrete to discuss, say I have this color scheme: http://www.lavishbootstrap.com/?image_url=http://design-seeds.com/palettes/12/SpringTones505.jpg There are many articles ...
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How to save logo for web from Illustrator (logo looks pixelated after uploading)

Every time I try saving my logo from Illustrator, it comes out blurry. The logo was done in Illustrator (as a vector file). I tried tracing the outline, rasterizing, saving in all types of ...
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What is the exact role/relationship of photoshop in web design?

I'm confused about the relationship of Photoshop (and any other image processing software) in web designing. I can see countless tutorials anywhere teaching on how to make web layouts from scratch, ...
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How to visually differentiate between manual and automatic edit capabilities

I'm having some difficulty find an icon or solution to differentiate operation in the same table, but with different origin. In my table I have operation imported from a central system and others ...
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illustrator pencil tool jagged line problem

I used pencil tool, but almost lines are jagged. I checked anti-aliased art work in preference setting, but it can't solve the problem. and I will use the picture for web. (700px * 344px) It is okay ...
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960 grid's indesign template - pinkish background

I am a new InDesign user and in the 960 grids' indesign template there are pinkish backgrounds filling the columns. -- EDIT -- I am asking that in indesign with which element the pinkish areas are ...
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Color blending options (Multiply) in a web context? [migrated]

We have a customer who has created an animated graphic (using AI & After Effects). The graphic is essentially 3 overlapping donuts (can't post right now for "obvious reasons") Each donut isn't ...
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How to design a screen where the user only has very few but important options? [closed]

Alright, I am redesigning a multi-step process where the user adds new contacts to his/her address book. In the first step, the user chooses between three possible addition methods: file import, crm ...
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How can I find out what RGB colors a website uses?

I want to learn the CMYK/RGB or any other details of a colour on a website. Say the side/background of this very website. I want to recreate that colour. Can anyone help me? Or is there any specific ...
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Colors to use with black background?

Is using yellow text on a black bg bad as Mike pointed out here? If yes what colors should I use (RGB or hex values)?
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Adobe Illustrator 'Align to Pixel Grid' Problems

I'm using Adobe Illustrator to produce the UI designs for a complex web app and I need pixel accuracy. However, Illustrator seems to be a bit of a pain when it comes to pixel accuracy as its not doing ...
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Preserve blend mode effect when underneath layers are disabled? (Photoshop)

So I'm working with this image: And I'm hoping to achieve an effect with it similar to what was done on this website http://www.digitalhands.net/, where independent image layers respond to mouse ...
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12pt in Photoshop looks totally different in Web

we are creating a website right now in Photoshop and we are using 12pt for the fonts. But when we see the fonts in web with 12pt they look much bigger. It seems that we have to use 12px in web so it ...
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What web graphics formats to use?

Web sites can contain JPEG, GIF,PNG, SVG format graphics. Which ones should be used, and when?
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Winter Bash 2014 Graphic Design

Merry Christmas, everyone; my expertise lies not in web design, though I have had a little experience in the past. I really enjoy the design of the Winter Bash 2014 page. It is soothing to look at, ...
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Responsive Images in Practice: @2x images [duplicate]

Are @2x images simply larger in terms of height and width or do they actually have a higher PPI (pixel density)? Trying to figure out my workflow for creating retina (@2x images) and this affects how ...
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need photo collection of room

I apologize if it this may be off topic but I couldn't find anywhere else to ask. I'm looking for picture of empty room for managing pictures on it. this is a example of pictures i'm looking for ...
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Is there a visual web editor based on bootstrap?

Bootstrap is a great framework, and I want know if there is a tool that gives you the possibility of dragging html components, re-sizing and moving them, changing colours, all while generating the ...
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Alternatives to jQuery for simple, backwards compatible, client-side website animations?

I was recently looking for an alternative JavaScript animation library, because for the few simple animations I wanted, a ~200kb jQuery library is not the best option. After a bit of searching, I ...
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What are the best practices for dealing with desired line breaks in responsive web design?

I design a great deal of simple single page web items for sales or email. I often find I run into issues with headlines and my desired line breaks at different media widths. For example, I could ...
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How to prepare Photoshop to design a Website

I'm having some trouble finding out how to prepare Photoshop to design a Website. When i try to program what i draw, the measurements are never correct. Always bigger. Is there a way for me to design ...
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Designing properly for the web - grids for bootstrap and preparing files in photoshop

I have graphic design skills but never designed anything from scratch for the web (except using wordpress templates). I have a lot of experience in Photoshop but not a lot in web. I want to start a ...
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How to preview image in monitor

I found this nice looking image: I have a simple php web site that I also would like to preview in monitor. Is there any tool or wen site that can auto generate this image?
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Favicon Best Practices 2014

I'm busy on a WordPress site and have come to the stage to add the finishing touch, being the favicon. I'm primarily a developer so graphics and icons aren't my strongest point. What are the best ...
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Does SVG supports complex logos?

I have created a complex 3d style logo with transparency and other effects in adobe illustrator and later save as SVG file format. However, due to complexity of the logo illustrator or SVG failed to ...
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Material Design headerbar and icons color

I'm trying to design a website using the Material Design guidelines. I've a navbar/headerbar with the logo of my website and some icons. The background color is transparent, showing the background ...
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Are “web-safe” colors still important?

Years ago, it was always strongly recommended that web designers should only use web-safe colors. Have studies been done to see if this is still the case? If so, what's the answer? Does anyone know ...
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How do I export a JPG with the same color profile as my Photoshop workspace?

I created a design for a webpage in Photoshop and got all the colors looking perfect. However, when I export it to a jpeg and view it outside of Photoshop the colors are completely different. If I ...