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What guidelines should I consider for a web design portfolio?

I need to know what are the essential things that one web designer must have on his/her portfolios or things that really make a difference...the following is what i think is a good starting point. but ...
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How to design web pages around a big logo?

I'm currently designing a website for a place that uses a large circular logo. Their logo contains an image as well as text. The problem I'm running into is fitting this logo into the web design ...
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What is the purpose of dash between navigation and introduction?

While surfing through some portfolio sites, I encountered something interesting. It was a portfolio site created by Robbie Manson. If you see the below image, you can see the dash line '-' between ...
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Popular serif and sans-serif browser compatible font combinations?

I was curious as to which combinations of serif and sans-serif fonts are preferable to use that are compatible with most browsers. While I am aware that with the introduction of CSS3 importing ...
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What Icon Style Would Be Better [closed]

I am creating an educational app that looks similar to an iPhone app using the default web stack composed of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. I am wondering if it would be more user friendly/motivational ...
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Helvetica Neue Equivalent on Google Fonts?

Does anybody know a font on Google Fonts that is very similar to Helvetica Neue?
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Example of “technology trade”

I am trying to design a web template for my client. I designed a simple template too. but i got the following response from my client. We need to do a lot of modification though the color scheme ...
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How to find/create background images?

I'm a programmer, trying to create a good looking portfolio for myself. I have very little knowledge about graphic design, so please forgive me if I'm asking too broad questions. I want to learn ways ...
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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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Can anyone offer some advice on the relationship between design and business goals?

I am designing a one page site, and I need to go back to basics and learn about how to translate business aims into a homepage design. Can anyone offer some advice on the relationship between design ...
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What is a better way to present two elements with “load more” function

Here is the problem: Two element. Instagram and Flickr. They both show 4 images then the user has to click on Load more to load the next 4 images. I think it would be pretty annoying for the user to ...
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Sources of inspiration for the graphical design of a business intelligence web application

I'm looking for sources of inspiration for the graphical design of a web application. The application is used to display historical information on industrial processes. In the back end there is a ...
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Responsive web site mockup tools

I've always done web mockups in Photoshop, recently I switched to Illustrator because I thought it could speed up my work flow (And it did!) As I design more and more for responsive web sites though, ...
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Text in my Photoshop image looks “blurry”

I am creating a website header in Photoshop CS5, however when I look at it, the text looks very blurry and I have no idea why. I use the Web preset. What do you recommend for the sharpest and best ...
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How to make clickable areas stand out?

I'm working on a calendar app that lets you toggle your vacation days. There's a feature for choosing which of those days count only half. Usage: The user toggles some days, those days turn orange. ...
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What are the best practices in defining layouts or shapes of pages in an educational web application? [closed]

I am working on choosing layouts and shapes of page components for a large educational web application containing more than 100 variety of web pages. I am currently trying with flat layouts and trying ...
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Can I have separate color for some Photoshop guides

While designing a web site layout in Photoshop, on a 960 grid, sometimes we want to put some extra guides to use along with our main guides. Is there a way to give a separate color to some ...
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How to export full size smart object, but maintain layer properties

I am a developer not a designer, thus am not particularly familiar with photoshop, and may subsequently get some of my terms incorrect. I have a PSD that contains several layers outlining the design ...
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Need help in psd to html…several problems [closed]

Problem 1. Sizes is there an easy way to know sizes of all element i wish to know of. What i do is select, click to edit than the size appears in info panel, memorize it. Problem 2. Extracting is ...
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Is it possible to use a monospaced font for an information focused webpage?

Monospaced fonts are used mainly for code editors and other special purposes and not usually for normal web pages, like an online newspaper for instance. I ponder however with the idea to do this and ...
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Should I (a web designer) stick with gimp, or buy Photoshop?

I am a web designer. I do not use/own any adobe products... except for watching flash videos online of course. I currently use gimp 2.6 for my graphic needs. It's free and I know how to use it. The ...
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Can .php be an image extention?

I've recently made a new website and I'm using a template. See this image (link): The file extention is .php. Can anyone explain this? NOTE: When an image is posted here, stackexchange creates ...
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Emailers- When slicing how to avoid shift in slices on emailer [closed]

When we slice an image in Photoshop for an emailer and save out as slices with links how do you avoid a shift in the slices on the emailer once it has sent. For example; I want to create links to ...
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General feedback on first draft of site design

I'm a developer having a bash at designing a church site for a relative and was hoping to get some feedback on what i've done so far. I tend to like clean, minimal sites so that's kinda where i'm ...
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Transparent partial slicing in Photoshop

I am trying to fix some issues I have with Photoshop as a web developer creating graphics for web. I'm using Photoshop CC/14 and have previously used Fireworks. I have a "button" layer on top of a ...
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What are some good “mocking-up” practices in web design?

A friend of mine and I have been trying to start up a web design company, so we're looking to find the most efficient overall web-design process straight off the block. However after reading a few ...
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How can I make my headings stand out and Cyrillic text easier to read?

I have designed a web page that looks like this: I'm not a designer, and neither is my boss but he has asked me to design and code a web page. I'm happy with the header (and it's good inspiration ...
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Making coloured text links stand out and obvious that they can be clicked on

This is a redesign of my website: As you can see, its largely a work in progress; I'm trying to do a flat user interface design. I can tell you now that I am in no way a designer or UI/UX expert. ...
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What is your ideal workflow for web development?

More than occasionally if I am tasked with creating a website from scratch, it seems doable right up until I begin working on it. Then it feels like a mountain of work that is bigger than I can ...
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Toggle visibility of Photoshop group on the fly

While watching PSD to WordPress Minimal Portfolio Theme in Tuts+, i notified that the author toggle the first group of layers GRID on the fly in order to move some elements, i jest see this group of ...
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Is there a standard width for designing web page mockups?

Is there a standard size for the width of a website in a mockup? What is that size? Why?
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How can some designers produce dozens of web templates a day?

There is a highly ranked designer in DesignCrowd that posts dozens of web designs each day, with so much variations on each one. What I want to know is: Would this require using templates, and then ...
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How do I get my vector logos to look super sharp on the web?

I do a lot of work with Illustrator, but I've never been super happy with how my work looks on our website. I've tried various techniques - saving from Illustrator, and opening in Photoshop and saving ...
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How can I make my photoshop fonts appear like they do on the web?

Do I really have to design everything in photoshop with anti-aliasing set to "none"??? I'm sure there is a better way. I'd like to have a setting so that when picking a basic web-safe (such as ...
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Is it ethical to copy the work of other designers?

I am neither a graphic designer nor do I consider myself one. I have little grasp of colour theory, and basic knowledge of design principles. I do possess a sense of what looks good, though, and I am ...
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Text flow - when to say “no”?

What do you folks use as a general rule of thumb for flowing text around embedded images? I know everyone's got different preferences in addition to standard rules; is there any time when you will ...
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Pricing for Website Design (Graphics Only)

I was wondering if someone could advise me on pricing for a website design. I'm redesigning a blog/travel site for an individual. The site is about 8 pages plus some modules, etc. I'm also ...
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How to make Illustrator slice coordinates match HTML coordinates?

Today I have the problem to slice a map from illustrator CS6 to HTML. For example i have a map with many states like this map states Because I want to make the mouse hover to each state so that i ...
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Save for Web using Photoshop Actions

I would like to create an action, at the end of which I would like to save the file using Save for Web option. The problem is the action is not being generic as it is remembering the static path of ...
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Using incomplete web designs in a portfolio

I have battled a situation in the past from when I have an idea for a website I would design it. A few years back I decided to apply for some companies that were starting out in web development and ...
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Fonts/Webfonts + My website

This question might be kind of stupid... but I am looking into creating multiple websites featuring a couple different fonts from Typekit and other places. I was just wondering... if I have a font on ...
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How can I make my google fonts render properly in chrome (windows xp) [duplicate]

This is the SITE and it looks great in firefox on both windows XP and mac OS10.6. But with chrome on my XP it looks wierd. All the texts are jagged and pixlated sort of. I have tried with and without ...
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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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Looking for methods of showing text or logos on same coloured backgrounds

I need to keep the logo/ text the same colour as shown. The problem is that part of the logo is the same colour as the background it's going to be placed on. I'm running out of ideas to try and show ...
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Whats a good way to find a good designer? [closed]

I'm running a company that needs design work from time to time. Things like business cards, web design, marketing materials, etc. We probably have about 20 hours a month of design work on average. ...
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Where to find subtle border patterns? [closed]

Is there any border pattern version to the website http://subtlepatterns.com/? What I mean is that these patterns are usually used not as backgrounds but just as a border or divider between two ...
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How do you build a webpage with a main text body and 2 columns underneath?

I have a body of text that I am trying to layout in a visually pleasing way but I can not figure it out. The goal is to have this layout (see psuedocode): <container> <main /> ...
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Can I use CSS spritesheets to give a div a re-sizable background?

I'm trying to give a div a background according to a spritesheet, meaning that it'll define the parts from the sprite sheet and use those accordingly in the div. This is my sprite sheet image: Now ...
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What skills to learn for web development? [closed]

I'm a new enthusiast of web programming/development. Recently I started lectures and started studying to learn web development. I don't know if this forum is the right place to find help, but I wish ...
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Should I Save Images Intended for the Web as PNG or SVG?

Possible Duplicate: What web graphics formats to use? When exporting out images intended for websites, should I save it as PNG (Transparent background) or a SVG? Why?