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Where can I go to recieve feedback on web design projects?

Are there are any web design forums where designers can submit their work to receive feedback and advice? I am looking for a place that I can seek advice on how to improve my designs.
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What type of graphics style is used in the WP Bones website?

I'm trying to design a couple of graphics and a header image for my website . I came across the "Bones" website and really liked their style of graphics for the clouds and background sky. The ...
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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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Critique : Feedback for portfolio website design

I'm in the early years of an aspiring web/graphic designer. The two main intentions behind creating this website were: To get some practice Use it as an online portfolio while hunting for jobs ...
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How to separate a dropdown from the page background when it's the same color?

To get straight to the point, this is causing trouble: The menu on top (work news about media) is a dropdown menu. The problem is that it has a white background, and the page is also white, and the ...
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where should I get Images for website? [duplicate]

I'm working on a PSD mockup for a website. I'm really getting hard time searching the right images for slider and related stuff. I looked through stock images and they are expensive! What is the ...
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What does a tagline in a website header communicate by being there?

A client is asking to include a tagline in the header of their website, they are a premium agency. I lean away from this because what ever I do to try to include it, seems to take away from the ...
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What are some good resources for web page composition?

I'm looking for resources on the composition of web pages. I'd like to learn about pros and cons of different page layouts and techniques for moving the eye around a page.
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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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Style Guide Template

I'm creating a website and I'm in the branding and styling stage where I'm picking a color scheme, font combinations, etc. I want to create a very basic Style Guide to show to my clients for ...
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Is it possible to make Photoshop pixel perfect?

As a web designer I hate one particular thing about Photoshop: Is it possible to force PS CS6 to turn decimal pixels EVERYWHERE off? I've been lurking around GD for a while now and nothing seems ...
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How should you web design with foreign typography

Some web design and development projects client's will request capabilities for a foreign translation in their site. How can you account for this and what are some good practices for content ...
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Shadow below images [duplicate]

I have this image that I got from slidesjs.com It looks awesome when used as a frame, but I want to "elongate" it. Steps on how to accomplish this? I know it looks like a simple shadow, but the ...
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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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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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Learning Photoshop just for web designing

I want to become a web designer, so I'm watching a lot of Photoshop video tutorials, but some of those tutorials are not useful for web designing. For example, some movies are about skin, or teeth or ...
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How is mozilla.org homepage design acheived? [closed]

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/ Can anyone comment how the below is acheived? 1) the sliding image album in the homepage 2) Shadow behind thumbnails in https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/products/ If it ...
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Do browsers really only display images at 72 pixels per inch? [duplicate]

In the book HTML and CSS, I came across the following quote: The web browsers on most desktop computers display images at a resolution of 72 pixels per inch (ppi). So is it really useless to ...
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Do you incorporate sidebar menu into 960 grid layout?

I have a client who wants a design for a web app. He told me that he would like "a large sidebar menu on the left" and gave MailChimp's new design as an example. We both agreed that what the client ...
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Where can I find Web Designers interested in improving their portfolio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hire a graphic designer? I am a recent software engineer graduate and am interested in building a web service app for portfolio reasons. I would require a graphic ...
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Transitioning Between Background Colors

One problem that frequently stumps me while working on sites is how to transition between two differing background colors elegantly. For instance, the top portion of a site I'm working on has a gray ...
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How can I learn website/webpage design [duplicate]

I asked the closed How can (or should) I design my personal and professional sites?, and one of the comments was that if the commenter stumbled upon any of my sites, that commenter would conclude I ...
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What is a technical way to describe this style of website?

I want to look up tutotirals for a few things but dont even know what to search for. What is the correct way to describe the following? The bar that is collected by the top of the screen and follows ...
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Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?

Meet Pluralsight. We are a group of serious developers. We are also committed to creating the best training available. This mix of training for developers, by developers is what rings true to ...
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Tools for *lossy* PNG compression?

I'm trying more and more to get by sans PhotoShop for my personal/freelance work. I do primarily web work these days and don't do enough side gigs to justify keeping up with the Creative Suite beast. ...
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How to create an animated demo of my webdesign?

How to create an animation of my webdesign so the client can see the interactivity in the page (including popups, tooltips...) instead of seeing a set of still images? I used to make this task using ...
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What are the steps in designing a website?

Calling all Web Designers :) I am starting to make a website for a small business in my hometown and it will be my first proper project. I have made sites in the past, which I have done for leisure. ...
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Is it possible to export paths from illustrator as a URI?

This questions is slightly leaning towards web design, but I think it is more relevant here. I was wondering, do any plugins or techniques exist for exporting the file as SVG, and then without leaving ...
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What should be the relation between margin and padding?

In grid-based layouts, should there be any relation between margins (the distance between elements) and padding (the distance between an element content to its edges)?
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How to make it obvious that an option is unavailable, and can be deleted?

Here is the question I have asked on StackOverflow that somehow did not get the response I hoped for. I am trying it now here, as I am looking for a visually appealing solution. Ideally using a ...
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Photoshop on a retina screen, how to fix? [closed]

I am curious what's your favourite fix or option for using photoshop on a retina screen like a macbook pro 13' like mine. I'm quite upset with this computer as it is a pain to do web design in, ...
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Getting text to behave in photoshop like it does in html/css

Im setting out a template in PS 1280x700 px 300dpi (i know web is 72 but i like more clarity when working in PS). My main problem is the way the text renders im using helvetica neue light 15px and ...
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What are good places to start learning web typography and layout?

I have been a digital designer since 1999. I am self taught. However; my biggest weakness is spacing, grids and developing pages that feel balanced, as well as have strong typographic hierarchy. I ...
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avaiability of public-domain platform/os vectors

I have looked high and low for platform logos (iOS, Android, Unity 3D, Haxe, Java, .NET, etc.) in a vector or even photo format that have a consistent look and feel. Short of collecting disparate ...
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the color I'm using on illustrator appears different when I save the image to use on my website

I'm doing a website and now I received the logo they want to use in website. The logo is in Illustrator format and I´m having a problem with this logo. In illustrator he has the color #2e3182, which ...
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How come my link is overlooked?

I'm fairly new to designing. As of now, I have this design: Click image for full resolution As you can see there is a small link in the upper right corner (Upload Prenda Link). When clicked, it ...
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The most advanced JPEG image compression on mac?

Sometimes i work with JPEG files for my web designs. There are occasions where the PNG format is not suitable.. There are several optimization techniques for the PNG format, but I noticed that for ...
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How to create an inline horizontal navigation with mixed text and icon links that's easy to adjust, tweak and improve?

I'm cutting CSS and facing a problem, if I try to change the line-height, padding, margin of any of the last 2 items of the menu, other items will be affected. Here is the screenshot of my current ...
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What is the tool that web designers do to present prototype

How do some web designers present their responsive website prototype in a computer, tablet and mobile presentation like this
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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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Am I allowed to embed Typekit fonts directly into a website and host them myself?

With Adobe CC I've gained access to Typekit. I've started playing around with it and noticed they put a cap on page views per month on loading the fonts. (Currently I'm capped at 500,000 but would ...
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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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How to achieve better consistency with stock / vendor photos taken from different distances?

I'm working on an e-commerce site and one problem I face is having to deal with furniture vendors and the way they shoot their photos. Some shoot products photos up close and others from far back. ...
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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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Trying to fix layout of a homepage

I am trying to run a box-type theme for my homepage/FAQ. However right now the boxes just make the page look terrible. Could someone please offer me some example sites that use boxes/blocks for ...
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Computers and Mobile Devices for Showcasing Software

I am looking for an appealing way to showcase some of my existing software online. I noticed that a current trend is to show the software running on multiple devices, like this: Does everyone who ...
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Designing source code documentation

I'm looking to design a modern website for a C++/Javascript library. While I have several ideas in mind I wanted to know what are some good design strategies for representing source code ...
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Cant convert PSD file to JPEG Image or any type of file [duplicate]

I'm working on a large file in Photoshop it does not give me the option to click save for web and in addition it not let me save it as an image both within the Save As option. If you see the pictures ...
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Should 'banner logos' be used in web design?

So I'm developing a site, and as examples I went to many major companies sites ( Amazon, Ebay, Facebook, Imgur, Pandora, Microsoft, StackOverflow, YamahaMotorsports ), as well as some smaller, but ...
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What is the most up to date design template I should use?

I am a web-developer and am starting a new project. First step is designing the site. In the past, I have used 960 grid system but I was wondering if this is still the standard pretty much? Is there ...