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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 ...
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Best practice when implementing numbered lists in columns?

I often implement numbered list for both print and web projects. At times it is just more efficient to break the list into two, three, or four columns. How should item ordering be handled? Should ...
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How to create interfaces in a graphics editor for responsive grid systems considering that they aren't pixel-perfect?

Any responsive CSS grid system uses long decimal point percentage values for columns' width (e.g. "16.66666667%"). I don't understand how to lay out the grid in Photoshop, because elements of the ...
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How to produce a centered svg when using Extract Assets?

This is the design I have. I want my svg to look exactly like this but as you can see, using Extract Assets shifts everything to the left side. Is there a way I can have this centered on Photoshop ...
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What are the best tools/processes for web design refinements / adding polish? [closed]

I'm working on a particular part of a web page right now and have a mocked-up design to work from. I've always been able to get everything blocked out in HTML and roughly looking how I like in CSS no ...
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Sizes for a website mock up [duplicate]

Anyone can suggest me a proper size to start with ? and then hopefully I will be able to resize it :) according to screen sizes .and also some fonts
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Why do websites put an overlay of dots on their images?

On the following websites: http://www.the215guys.com/, http://saffronindianbistro.com/ there is a repeated pattern of black dots over the jumbotron images. What is the reason for the overlay of dots?
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“Most popular package” pricing design

This seemed like the best place to ask this question since it's design related but I'm sorta more interested in the reasons behind this trend and any A/B testing that may have been done. The trend ...
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How to select HEX values / colors in Inkscape

How to select web colors in Inkscape? I know that I can select the ">" at the bottom-right of the screen and select WebHex and then select one in the bar. But in that bar there are just a few colors. ...
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Is Web start Today a good website builder? [closed]

I have a small business and i want to put it online so for that iam looking for website builder to build website for my small business. Some of my friends suggested me wix but some are suggesting me ...
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Centered title but left aligned text to fill up content

Hold your horses, I'm aware that centered titles are generally frowned upon. However, when given a fixed size container, simply having everything left-aligned gives an empty impression – which itself ...
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Scale for Large Typography (Much larger than 72px)

I'm currently doing a mockup for a website that has a few large typographic elements. For scale, I'm using the one provided by Typeplate (18, 21, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 90, 117), but after spending some ...
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Web font that includes both alphanumeric characters and icons

There are lots of icon fonts, like FontAwesome, ionicons and others. But is there any web font that includes both text and icons? If not, do you know why? My motivation to ask this is to be able ...
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How do verify colors in graphics intensive webpages on CRT screen when developing only on LCD screen?

I am developing a public facing website (unpublished yet) that is graphics intensive. I develop on my laptop and I have no other CRT attached machines to verify the appearance. I am particularly ...
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Any tips or principles for applying gradient to thin shapes and fonts?

I'm trying to use linear gradients on a set of thin and small shapes (and fonts). But I can't figure out how to do it so it could be seen clearly as much as possible. Should there by any limits for ...
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Critique: Can anyone tell me how I can improve my website? [closed]

I am a bit rubbish at CSS and have mainly based my website off another website, in hope it would look different, although it didn't. I just want comments and tips how to change things but still keep ...
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Improving webpage appearance

I have built out a donate page for our website. The buttons are somewhat similar to the LiveStrong donate buttons. Something about the page looks cheap and unappealing. I have some ideas, but I am ...
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How many pages should I do as mockups in web design? [closed]

Let's say we've mapped out the sitemap and there are about 10 pages. How many of those pages should I create as mockups? Of course, it's a given that there should be the landing page. But aside from ...
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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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What is the difference between layout and design?

I can't understand what is "design" and what is "layout" in terms of web design. I'm confused between layout and design. Can anybody can help me understand these matters? Thanks for reading my ...
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What CSS blend mode will add white color without affecting black?

I would like to allow adjacent apps in my interface glow, overlaying each other with white, but the apps have a 0.25pt black border which I want to avoid diminishing. Is there a blend mode which ...
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Should I adjust the 960 grid system width for bigger screens?

I'm designing a website in photoshop and using the 960 Grid System 12 column. Automatically the canvas width is 1,020 Pixels. For bigger screen resolution screens should I expand the width of the ...
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How do I acheive this effect in photoshop?

I beleive that this Image is edited version. I want to know how I can acheive this effect in Photoshop CS6? Any ready made effect action? Thanks
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Images for web: vector or raster?

I have created a vector image in Adobe Illustrator. It is basically a simple schema. I would like this schema posted in a web page, but what type of image should I select, raster or vector? According ...
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What are the best tools for testing how a website will look on different platforms and what are their pros and cons?

What are the best tools for testing how a website will look on different platforms and what are their pros and cons? This includes knowing how my layout/fonts display and functionality in various ...
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Can you re-use layers but in different locations / dimensions?

In website mockups, I design the front page, then duplicate layers constantly for other pages design. Things like the header and footer stay basically the same, so they are copied. Their exact ...
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Single 1 pixel diagonal line background

i try to add a diagonal line in the background of a div. i wonder if it's possible to do it without to use a .png image. I saw some css options but the render quality is poor and the line don't touch ...
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Should I use company's logo color as a website color even if its bad?

I'm building a website for the company that I'm in, but the marketing department, isn't giving me much room with the colors. They say that we need to use the #2DCCD3 everywhere because it's in the ...
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Making text stand out in front of images

I'm trying to make my text stand out in front of my image. I've seen sooo many websites that do this well: e.g. http://brewsters.ca/ However I clearly am not: http://immehabayas.com/ I wanted to ...
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Responsive web design is based on screen resolution or screen size?

for mobile devices the resolution is actually big, only screen size is small. based on that: For websites design, do we target screen resolution (e.g 1080x1920)? And for mobile apps. do we target ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a svg as a background image for a website file size wise?

I need to save out some images for a website project at work. These images will span the full background of the site using background-cover. I first thought that svg would be the correct choice but I ...
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Forcing decimal guide with Photoshop

I'm trying to create a Bootstrap grid. But on 1170 width, each column is 97.5 wide, so I will need to create decimal guides. But when I add a guide with the "add new guide" tool, it always round up ...
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Are there any great free resources to learn how to design with? [duplicate]

I'm a web application developer. I'm full stack. In fact, I also do a lot of server administration; really I do it all. Very frequently I get clients with no design in mind, and no designer picked ...
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Efficient workflows for handing off designs to developers

I work as a UX/UI designer for my company's web sites. After I make the designs, I send the mockups to web developers, who implement them. It's a little more collaborative than that, but that's ...
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How do I hyperlink .oam-Animations Muse? [closed]

I have an .oam Animation made in Adobe Edge embedded in Adobe Muse. It animates on mouseenter and mouseleave using JavaScript. How can I hyperlink it using Adobe Muse. I want to use HTML so the link ...
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How to properly set the css leading

I have a situation trying to figured it out how o properly use and set the css leading when we have something like this: Even if the line-height is the same, the first 2 lines look pretty far away ...
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What to do when a client is not managing the project and costing you time / money

I've been a freelance designer for about 7 years, but more recently have been functioning more as an agency with private project and a few staff....I wanted to get some advice on some issues that keep ...