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Graphic element to show on a form while user awaits response

I have the following registration form: Since response from server may not come for about 3 seconds, I need to let user know that the request is being processed. What visual element could I use ...
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Converting 2D images into an Isometric Perspective [duplicate]

I'm looking for the technique used when converting a 2D PSD/AI Vector into an isometric perspective. Using Photoshops Skew & Distort properties lead to loss of quality or disproportionate angels ...
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Favicon Best Practices 2014

I'm busy on a WordPress site and have come to the stage to add the finishing touch, being the favicon. I'm primarily a developer so graphics and icons aren't my strongest point. What are the best ...
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Resources on web design aesthetic

I am looking for online resources (no books please) that provide general rules and guidelines for web graphic design. I am pretty good at scripting (as far as HTML, JavaScript, and PHP are concerned), ...
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What is the technical term (if one exists) for this kind of website design?

I'm looking to define a website layout that's fairly common on a lot of websites but can never get the right word. The design is composed of generally a header banner (like ...
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What are good general typeface principles based on target audience age?

Everyone knows that as people get older their vision deteriorates. At 20 years old, few have trouble seeing and reading 8 or 9pt type in print or 10-11px type on the web. However, the older an ...
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What is the best icon to represent the shopping cart for an e-commerce store?

I'm looking for an icon that will clearly identify the "shopping cart" for an apparel store. A shopping bag? A Cart? Is there any other specific icon? If we go further, do you think it is better to ...
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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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How much should I charge indie authors for Book Covers, Book Trailers and Web Design? [duplicate]

I've started designing book covers, producing book trailers and designing websites for indie authors. Here's a little bit about my background: I received formal training in computer arts, film, ...
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Suitable font for headline to go with Verdana as body copy (dark design)? [closed]

I'm currently redesigning a website that uses a dark design. Using a dark design I know there some additional readability concerns which need to be looked at, and I've tried to cover all the angles. ...
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Angled Mockups Pixelate Image

So I create designs in PS for an iPhone with dimensions of 640x1136. Really crisp. Export it as a PNG and then import it into an angled mockup of an iPhone. Then I upload it into the web and it ...
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When designing in the browser how would someone use kerning?

OghmaOsiris asked how would one decide on what is the proper kerning, "Kerning: My Xylophone is off key" and since I have started the transition of designing in the browser I was curious to know how ...
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How to start learning web design? [duplicate]

I am a web developer with about 7 years of experience now. I know Photoshop for slicing and I've played with all the tools at least a little. What I want is to start learning design, so I ca start ...
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How they do to create like these characters [duplicate]

I am asking if someone know any tutorial or tools that help me design characters like this in the following image (see the men in the header?): and thank you so much.
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Is there a recommended neutral color palette for web design?

I am trying to improve my design side on web design. I have design a mobile app using a platform called ApplicationCraft which gives me mobile 5 mobile themes (colours) and have created a 'nice' ...
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What are current/newer webpage layout patterns with different columns? [closed]

I once saw page, maybe here or somewhere else, where person asked for a list of best proven layouts that work, and each for different columns, different placements of navs, and etc. He got a long list ...
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How can I create SVG clipping masks?

I want to take a circle that has a blue border and a picture inside, and clip the picture so it fits inside the circle nicely. I'd prefer to use very small files, perhaps cut down in sprites. Once I ...
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Is it possible to use media queries for responsive emails?

Today and yesterday I had nightmares... One thing is that I personally have a Windows phone. That didn't help surely. But I was reading up on iPhone settings and Android settings and there was no ...
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Where can I get logo inspiration? [closed]

I am wondering if there is any free online place that I can use to get some design ideas. I want to get those ideas and then use a service like Fiverr to get a for example logo designed for me. For ...
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How do you take into account display brightness for end-users?

This website uses a tiled grey background that looks good on brighter screens, but too dark for 'standard' Internet brightness/contrast. The less bright one is obviously more muted and the colours ...
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Photo distorts terribly on Facebook [duplicate]

I've designed a logo which looks high res in photoshop. But really distorts in Facebook. I understand that Facebook converts the image, but compared to similar logos, it looks bad. Any ways around ...
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How to set up artwork page when measurement given in pixels?

I normally design (mostly theatre posters etc) for print so the size of artwork in cms or mm always. However, when folks ask me design graphics for web they stipulate the pixel size i.e 200 pixels ...
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How can you create a “sticky footer” in inDesign?

Sticky footers in web development are basically footers that will always either stick to the bottom if the content isn't tall enough to vertically fill the browser or they stick after the bottom of ...
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How to draw low-size/weight images of geometric shapes

I searched this on google but didn't find anything useful. I want to draw images for my website for mathematical questions like circles, triangles, angles, etc.I tried Dia for this purpose but the ...
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What does Google provide web designers with?

I'm quite new to web-design, being primarily focused on web programming on server-side. I usually power my apps with twitter-bootstrap, using the myriad css classes it provides and I don't interfere ...
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Is it okay to purchase stock images in the developer company name?

We've used some stock images (vector graphics) on a Flash website we created recently. We're just about to purchase a web license for the same that allows "unlimited use of the vector graphic on ...
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Trouble zebra striping a table with children with CSS

I have a problem where I can't decide how best to zebra stripe my tree with css. The problem arises because when you click on a node in the tree, its children will become hidden, but still count ...
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How to display available dates?

I have an end user who is the admin for a website and they insist on showing the available dates to the customer. They are showing the showings literally like this: 2-Mar, 9-Mar, 16-Mar, 23-Mar, ...
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Examples of block-layout UI design?

By block-layout, I mean style like these: Medium,Readwrite,Kicktarter There aren't too many on gallery sites(for example, Flat UI Design). Most of them are for product promotion, making a big ...
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how to copy a layer in photoshop to export image for web

I'm trying to export some images of a photoshop design and this is how I usually do it: select the layer you want. command + left click the thumbnail to create a marquee around the layer copy it ...
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How can I style this following form to Inline form?

SEE the link: http://samuelgeorgeo.com/cc/NEWDESIGN/ I have a site based on Twitter Bootstrap. I have two main elements on the page, the bottom one is a horizontal form. I would like the bottom div ...
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Critique: Typography for my website

Here is a picture of my website (and also the link) as it is now (still under construction). I've tried various combinations in term of font size, font weight, etc. but can't find "the right" balance ...
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Image Fuzzy in Browser, Sharp in Photoshop (with NO resizing), why?

I have a PNG file that looks fuzzy when I view it in any browser. However, opening the very same file in Photoshop, making no changes, it looks perfectly sharp. Why does this PNG look different when ...
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How to align search icon, link and column header

Is there are general rules to align right-aligned elements on the page? Look at these screenshots: At this screenshot the search icon and the link are aligned to the right border of the "box", while ...
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Why isn't SVG widely used-supported on the web?

In my opinion, raster graphics (GIF, PNG) is used much more that vector graphics on the web. I am wondering why? Wouldn't vector graphics be more suitable for web pages design (i.e. buttons design, ...
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How can I make a nav bar thats not boring!

Every time I design a new site, I use the same kind of nav bar. As thickish border at the top of the screen, single color, with menu links inside. I try to make it a little crisper by adding an ...
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anyone know of javascript version of layout program like QuarkXpress? [closed]

anyone know of javascript version of layout program like QuarkXpress? this would be browser-based tool that would have all the powerful and WYSIWYG accessible design and control tools like ...
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How to design this? [closed]

Image 1 is what i had first, obviously a bèta version of the design as this bar with buttons still needs to be designed / given layout. Image 2 is my attempt at (re)designing it. Image 3 is to ...
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How do I add a stroke only on the top of a shape layer? [closed]

I am trying to create a button for my website using Photoshop's rectangle shape tool. I want to add a border only on top of the button. How will get that effect?
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Planning to use different size images across different devices

The current framework i use to design webpages currently doesnt do anything to optimize images across different devices. As I see it, their are four types: mobile, tablet, desktop pc and large desktop ...
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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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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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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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What Fonts Complement Walkway?

I'm using Walkway bold on a project, and am looking for some nice fonts for the titles. Walkway is sort of formal and stylistic to me, and nostalgic of the 1920's. I'm looking for fonts that go well ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...