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changing a web browsers default scroll bar advice

So, I want to change my browsers scroll bar to something a little nicer looking like the scrollbar that www.twitch.tv uses. But then I noticed that not many other websites change their scrollbars. Is ...
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When designing PSDs for responsive design, how do grids and columns behave?

Ok, so I have this question that has been bugging me for quite a while, I'll try to explain it in detail. I'm designing a regular marketing website, and did the desktop version first using the ...
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What search terms can help me find “progressive reveal” campaigns?

not sure what this is called. Tried a bit of googling but didn't find what I was looking for. I'm designing a website on which we will be revealing a list item every week. The website is launching ...
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How do you create a client website design mockup/image?

For all the graphic designers who do web design too: How do you produce client design mockups for review and then convert them into HTML/Wordpress etc? Are they created in Illustrator/Photoshop and ...
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professional design of an extremely slim vertical menu

Ok, so I am a programmer and a complete disaster at web design. Untill now I have been able to produce "acceptable" looks with the help of frameworks like bootstrap, but I am stuck with a little side ...
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Dimensions for Social media [on hold]

I have been designing for a few years now and I am trying to figure out the best specs/dimensions for posting graphics on social media. I am aware of 300 CYMK for print flyers or most print materials ...
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How can I create a colour scheme based on two specific, adjacent(ish) colours?

I'm helping a friend to produce his website. He's supplied his logo and a flyer that he's used, which use the colour scheme he's opted for - green, blue and white. The specific colour values for the ...
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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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Photoshop layer comps and canvas height

I have a workflow issue. I create a homepage design in Photoshop and save out a layer comp. When I make secondary page layer comp it's invariably shorter. Obviously I can't crop to size, so I export ...
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Pixelated images and smart objects in Adobe CC suite

I have been using Adobe softwares for a couple of years now and I never had this issue before. Every time I save for web (png), or even pasting smart objects from illustrator to photoshop I get a ...
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How much SVG is too much SVG?

I make vector illustrations and I also do a little bit of web design. I really want to combine the two. I have some ideas for some image heavy websites that use vector images in SVG format, and I ...
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Graphic/Web Designers - Offering a monthly retainer?

After a web design project has been built. Is it standard practice to offer a monthly retainer to support the software you have built? Such as £100 per month that gives the client a maximum of 3 ...
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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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Animated SVG Javascript Infographic for timeline

I am considering to make an animated infographic based on SVG, Javascript and CSS technologies of a timeline. I have lots of experience in programming but not so much in using these technologies to ...
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Is Balsamiq good enough to produce a mockup/exmaple of a site to present to a future client?

Is Balsamiq a "Stage 1" product and part of the initial design process for producing a mockup/design for a client or can I be used solely for this purpose?
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How to answer the ever-present 'make the logo bigger'?

Just like most of us, I regularly face the client desire to 'make the logo bigger'. Especially in web designs, clients want to inflate their logos to ridiculous sizes. How do I effectively counter ...
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Getting into Web Design [duplicate]

I'm a graphic designer (at least I like to call myself that) specializing in illustration and vector graphics. I'm self-tauggt and I work with Photoshop, CorelDraw and Blender. I really want to get ...
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Fixed header, useful or not?

I'm making a website now, and to be honest I'm not really a designer. Currently the site I'm making does not have a fixed header, and I'm not currently sure if I should make it fixed or not. A lot of ...
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Which format is better for saving images intended for websites; PNG or SVG?

When exporting / saving images with a transparent background that are intended for websites, should I save it as PNG or SVG? Why?
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Alternative to Lorem Ipsum (dummy text) for websites

Lorem Ipsum has been the known default for dummy text. Per a search the last discussion in regards to alternatives is two years old. I thought I would post a new thread on this topic. So, what are ...
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Career change - FED to Web Designer / Digital Designer - Advice :)

First off, apologies if this is the incorrect forum - I did have a gander to see if I could find a job / career forum but alas couldn't find one. As the title suggests I guess you could put me in the ...
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Force page footer in master to stick to the bottom of pages of different height in Indesign

I'm trying to create a website prototype in Indesign. It consists of multiple pages with different height (home page, article page, archive page etc.). I created a master page with header and footer ...
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Web Site Page Export

I am creating a web site. I originally had it set up in layer comps for different pages. I need to be able to export a PDF of the entire site, but with each page being correctly cropped (not all the ...
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Speed up making zoom areas on screenshots in GIMP

I am creating in Gimp effect that is shown on below picture: The way that I am doing it is: Make circle selection Copy paste what is below on new layer Grow selection Add layer and fill it with ...
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Changing icons or graphics based on user geographic location/language?

Inspired by this question on international police icon, I started to wonder If there is a reasonably simple way to replace an icon depending on browser language? ...and if anyone has come across ...
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The strange case of Japanese Websites

Japanese Websites are strange entities that live a digital world far away from the one we are used to. They probably have their standards, that are still obscure to me - and it's not a matter of ...
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Is it possible to change the colors of [all] layers at once in Photoshop CC

I went to far, but even if I didnt, I might want to change in the future project - the color scheme. Is there a simple way to select all layers and change a layer? I did some searching and couldn't ...
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Sketch: how to get design to developer?

I've been wanting to learn Sketch but am not sure what the process is once it comes to handing over the design to the developer. Most developers won't have Sketch as it's mac only, and even then most ...
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Sketch 3 Text Wrap

Does anyone know how to create a text wrap in Sketch 3. I've scoured the internet and the best solution I've found is "use different text boxes" which does not seem ideal.
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How can I make the logo light up against a blurred background?

I'm trying to create a website for a friend and I'm having trouble I tried adding a transparent white or black background on the logo and it just doesn't look good. The text is okay, it's just the ...
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Why does browser add bluish and brownish colors to a solid font color?

I'm wondering why my browser (Firefox) add blue tints on the right and brown tints on the left of a solid grey (#333333) font color as shown in the image below. Could somebody explain to me why ...
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How to convert text paths to editable text in an .eps file downloaded from Shutterstock?

I am an experienced PHP programmer, but very new to Illustrator. Finally, the time has come that I need to download artwork from Shutterstock (shutterstock.com) for use on a customer's website. The ...
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How much to charge for projects transferred to you? [closed]

I've been doing freelance design for a while, and some marketing agency is interested in my work. They want to transfer projects to me, most likely when they have a big workload. They offered me 50% ...
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What is the default dimension for a user's Twitter's Background image?

What are the default dimensions for a Twitter User's Background image? If I want to upload my own image for my Twitter account's Background image, what should its default dimensions be, as per ...
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Does a graphic designer need to be able to code websites? [duplicate]

The title says it all really. I just want to find out whether I need to know web code to be a good graphic designer.
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Which modern software is a decent successor / replacement for Fireworks?

Just to give a little context, I have a background as a design-savvy developer (not a developer-savvy designer). I worked at an agency many years ago. I've been out of the design game for about 3 ...
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is it okay to mix two font styles on the front page of a web site?

I am developing a static website which has to look professional. I found a font (Quicksand) that looks good as a short introductory kind of message / slogan that goes just under the header on the ...
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Does my very ugly website violate any general tenets of graphic design?

I'm learning how to use AngularJS (a Javascript framework used in web development), so I decided to throw together a website to test out some of its features. The website is mostly comprised of ...
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Turn special characters to unicode values on InDesign export

Using a predefined InDesign file for blog posts and website content development I would like to be able to export all special characters as their unicode value but I'm having trouble finding a ...
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Sizes for icon for social sharing

I am creating an icon for our brand to appear on our clients sites next to the sharing options e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc. I cannot find a standard size for all these icons. I realise that each ...
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White Outline Appearing Around .GIF Logo Image When Saved for Web [duplicate]

I am having a problem with a white outline appearing around a vector logo I built in illustrator. When I try to save it for web as a .GIF it has a white outline once I save it as a GIF but as an .AI ...
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Bootstrap buttons - text hard to read?

Is it just me, or does the text on the Bootstrap buttons hard to read: I feel that the text is way too small for the size of the button and the letters are too close to each other, making them ...
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Web Design Sizes

This is one of my major issues these days. I'm using 15" Retina Macbook Pro. When I'm designing websites in Photoshop I normally use following settings, width = 2560, to make it easy to view on ...
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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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Twitter bootstrap prepended and appended input text

We are working on a CSS framework for our app, having made the prototype with Twitter Bootstrap and we started by designing the elements of Bootstrap we had used. One of them was prepended and ...
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I'm searching for sketch design software

I'm looking for software which can make sketches such as the one on the image below. I need this software because i start new big project, with many pages. I'm working in a team and I need to ...
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Resizing .SVG Files

I have hundreds of .SVG files of size (256x256) which I want to change to, let's say, 48x48. I know that I can do it manually or with the help of Actions in Illustrator, but is there any script or ...
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How to Reduce the size of a .png with in PS for web

I currently have a .png file that is 2042 x 1250 and is 6.1 MB. When I open with photoshop, and do Save As-> PNG 24, and choose the compressed file size of the two options (the other being no ...
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Why does 1px equal 1pt in photoshop but not on the web? [duplicate]

Please explain why in Photoshop setting a font size to 16pt or 16px looks exactly the same size but if I do the same test on a web site, the font-sizes are VERY different. Example on the web Why ...
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Choosing colours for type in web design

This is something that I've struggled with for a while now and I really want to correct it. Whenever I create a web design I use a colour pallete of 2 or 3 contrasting colours normally for things ...