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What is the best Pantone swatch to use for on-screen designs?

If my work is going to only be used to create image files that will be used online, or in email messages, what is the best Pantone swatch for me to use?
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Unsharp PNG logo on website

I've an issue I've been struggelig with a while now. I've made a logo with Illustrator CC 2015 for my new website. The issue is that on most Windows computers, the logo looks unsharp, while on Macs it ...
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RMOS Consultancy logo design Problem? [closed]

Problem with logo design: doesn't scale down well I need some advice/opinions on the attached logo and what my designer should have done to make it scaleable. It looks fine at high resolution and ...
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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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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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Pantone: Coated vs. Uncoated? Which one to pick for rgb?

I am pretty new to the Pantone Matching System and I understand the difference between C (coated) and U (uncoated). Now my question: What should I use when I only need it on the screen? (no print, ...
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Recreating 1980s graphic design [closed]

I have noticed a recent move towards, or back towards, the colours and design elements of 1980s pop music videos. Neon pinks, blues and yellows. This has been happening a lot on TV but I haven't ...
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How do I maintain visual crispness in a small (50x50) logo?

I'm not sure whether it's due to antialiasing or something else, but the logo and Twitter icon on my site look blurry, especially on mobile: http://scarletstringstudios.com/ The logo source was a ...
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what questionnaire will i use to compare 2 website interface designs? [closed]

I had developed now 2 website lay-out for my thesis. Now i am trying to compare those 2 websites based on their design with the aid of questionnaires. what questionnaires will i use to compare the 2 ...
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Svg not showing shadows in web browsers (Inkscape)

I have newly created a logo that has shadows applied with masks, so they only affect the logo itself, and not the background. Here's a picture: The text of the logo is splitted in 3 main layers: The ...
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Why is this type of look common for Japanese websites?

I've noticed that a lot of Japanese websites, ranging from a lot of different topics use the same layout and style. The last website I've found is: http://dolittle.eplang.jp/ So why is it common? Is ...
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Googlefonts: Change font only for just one character throughout the website

I don't know how this happened, but every instance of the ampersand is in one specific font and style on my website (something like Times Roman italic). My site is all about ampersands, so this is ...
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Sizes of images used as Logos on Websites

This might sound off-topic, but really this is the closest related StackExchange site I could find. I'm developing a site based on the Porto theme. The documentation is really nice, but this is left ...
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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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Is Adobe Flash back from the dead? Seeing Flash web content on iPad

Good day all. One of my clients today asked me to study some banners for a slider they have on their site's homepage, I went there to take a look, and suddenly "I saw FLASH". My first reaction was ...
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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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What caused the rise of flat design?

What factors led to flat design catching on in web and app design? I know that Microsoft and Apple led the way in abandoning skeuomorphism in favour of more austere designs, but what motivated this ...
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IS iMac Retina 5K suitable for webdesign?

it is time to retire my old macbook pro which served me well for over 5 years, since I dont require protability I am leaning towards bying iMac 27 with 5K display. I work as a web designer and my ...
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How to export an image from Photoshop with the multiply effect?

I have a design in Photoshop with two images with the multiply effect. This effect is not possible in all browsers with Javascript/CSS3, so I decided to export the images with the effect from ...
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Adobe Photoshop : Display text-selection in correct format

I am working on a photoshop design for a font-design which will be inserted in html. Right now, when the text is selected, it looks differently in Photoshop and differently in browser(FF). As you ...
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Multilingual SVG for the web

Is there a way to create multilingual SVG files for the web? I have an SVG with text that I use on a website. Now if the user changes the language on the website I should normally create a new ...
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Hand over PSD files for web slideshow

I agreed to make 5 images for a web slideshow for a client. I haven't sent the quote for the work yet but they are already asking for the source file (psd file) I guess to create their own images in ...
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Usage of paid fonts

I've recently bought the Karnak Pro font for usage on a freelancer flyer for a company, but after looking on the web I've found that there are some constrains on using fonts for that type of thing. ...
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How to add hidden notes to developers within designs mockups?

At a high level, I will be managing a web design team that will be working with onsite developers on a large ASP.NET project developing website, mobile website, and mobile app versions (Android and ...
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Does your company have a GOOD process for multi-platform design development? [closed]

If you've worked in a well-organized, big team environment, from designers to developers, I'd love to hear from you... I need to propose a design process for a web design team that will be working ...
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Text seems out of place next to logo

I'm not a designer in any way, but I'm having to design an app/web site for a customer and I'd like to know if the text here seems 'boring' next to the logo: it seems out of place and left there ...
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Usability and distracting and confusing design [closed]

I have designed my theme here you can take a look : http://photontechs.com/themes/VSResume/Designer/ Reviewer said "Nice idea, but usability for this conversion is pretty low. Theme is also very ...
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Feedback: A simple registration form. How can I make it more clear?

I am no designer, nor am I pretending to be one. This is why I am kindly reaching out the community for feedback. In this landing page I made I feel there are lots of things wrong it, and hence it ...
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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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Critique: A very simple portfolio site. White space friendly. How can it be better?

I would like to start off with: 'I am not a designer'. I am a programmer. I was hoping some of you design guru's could comment on the design I have made for my portfolio site. I tried to make the ...
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Are there any websites which allow a preview of how a color palette would look on a website? [closed]

For example - like alot of colorwheel apps - this webapp http://paletton.com provides a preview of your palette in the window next to the colorwheel. In addition to this generic preview, you can ...
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My files are re-sizing themselves and I'm unable to change this

I have created a design in Illustrator with the artboard size of 960px x 350px. I have a container for them to fit into but when I save my work either save as, save as web, or expand saving as a PNG. ...
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What colour system to use for print AND web publications?

Everyone loves a color best practise conversation so here goes: When I lay up publications in inDesign that will go both onto web and print I do so in CMYK (cos I love print). Then let inDesign ...
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What pixel width should a designer use for the PSD, given the pixel width of the website?

What pixel width should a designer use for the PSD, given the pixel width of the website? (for example, I need a design for a website thats 1920px wide. What resolution should the designer use in ...
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How to create a PDF template and export as HTML/CSS?

I need a tool that allows me to design how a PDF file would look like in a web page. Something simple the image below, I would like to design using some visual tool, export to HTML/CSS and then just ...
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How can I find graphic designer partners to build projects with?

I'm working through a free coding camp and building some nice apps as a part of their assignments. The idea behind the assignments is to get hands on experience with code and to build a portfolio of ...
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Seeking inspiration for software suite dashboard

I am in the middle of designing a software suite's dashboard, however I am in a bit of a rut as my only source of inspiration is Adobe's Creative Cloud software suite dashboard http://www.adobe.com/...
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icon indicating “Nothing happened” or “No Data”

I have a website showing a matrix of Scheduled Operations the matrix has server names on the y-axis and dates on the x-axis I need an icon that represents "No Schedule". My first thought was ,but ...
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Optimising images for web [duplicate]

I’m currently building my own website and I’m trying to do everything as best as i can. I am currently learning about images and i have some questions on optimising them so that they dispaly ...
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I already have LinkedIn, DeviantArt, Dribbble, and Behance. Do I need a personal website?

With the presence of different social networking sites that allow anyone to easily create a web presence, as a graphic designer do I still need a personal website? What is the pros and cons of having ...
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How to view all layer sizes?

I have received a design as a .psd and a .png file, but the designer has not added the sizes of each header, image, padding, etc. Is there a way to quickly and efficiently see the size of each object ...
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I'm re-making a logo, how do I make a vortex in illustrator?

Here's the original (made in photoshop), but it's way too pixelated so I'm re making it in illustrator. However, I'm having a very difficult time re-making the vortex. I've tried using the Ellipse ...
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How can I make my logo look crisp on the web?

I'm launching a company and my logo looks really pixelated and low-quality compared to some others. For example, http://talentegg.ca/ has a really crisp logo, how can I get mine like this? Mine, ...
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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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How can I crop images so as to change their aspect ratio?

For header images on a site I'm working on we are using 1280x480 px images. The images I have been given are not 1280x480 px, so I need to crop them, but I can't just crop them any which way - I need ...
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For web content, is it better to use an entity or the actual character?

I'm confused about the correct way to insert special typographic characters (like quotation marks and em dashes) when producing content that will be displayed on a web page. Is it better or preferred ...
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Is Photoshop worth the cost over alternatives? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if I should buy into the whole "Photoshop" and "Adobe way". I understand how to use the program quite well, and my trial is coming to an end fairly soon, I don't really know ...
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Can't figure out why my opacity overlay isn't showing 100%

TL:DR Just look at the image attached (very bottom). :) More details: Read it all, because I probably need more help than I realize. :) I created this and everything is nice and simple the way I ...
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Am I using too much gray on my webapp?

I'm creating a mobile app that will be used by maturer people, 40 to 60 yo, so I've been searching for sober colors and I came to gray, the problem is, How much gray is too much gray? What colors ...
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In an HTML element, is margin-bottom measured from the baseline?

I'm doing an internal style guide for a big company and want to make sure I get the spacing perfect. If I add margin-bottom to a text element, does it measure from the baseline of the text or the ...