Questions regarding the design and creation process of website templates.

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Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?

Note, this is about design much more than development. I build sites from scratch with completely hand written CSS and HTML. I've known about pre-build css templates such as Bootstrap or HTML5 ...
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Illustrator how to crop and save images

I have a website someone designed for me in AI but i am not sure how to crop out pieces and select layers and save them to design my website. I am only used to the way of photoshop finding the layer ...
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Why should I make reponsive templates in Photoshop?

I am a designer and currently working on responsive web templates in Photoshop. I started to learn responsive designs just now after seeing its market need. As I am a designer so I started to try in ...
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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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Is NDA necessary for this?

I have a client that requires me to submit at least a homepage of my proposed website design. However, I just recently known that he already contacted some other freelancers who incidentally are my ...
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Critique: Modified template for a greeting card service

I'm modifying a template to suit my own needs. While I've been fairly successful overall, I've been struggling with the pricing section. Specifically: I picked the colors because they were ...
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What width should I design for when creating a website? [duplicate]

I just got a freelance project to design the UI for a website. Can someone tell me what layout (dimension) is used to design a website front end in Photoshop? What are the basic dimensions used?
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Any tips or resources for designing e-mail newsletters?

After spending hours in Photoshop I haven't found a great template I like. I love the design style of many newsletters I subscribe to.. including Smashing Magazine and Hongkiat.. but I wonder what ...
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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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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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Learning WordPress for designers does a framework help?

I ask this question because it is in relation to Scott's thread here. I understand we have a WordPress stack exchange but I wanted to know before I dive into WordPress how designers have approached ...
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How to make rounded corner thumbnail “ containing image of the post ”?

When I create rounded rectangles in Photoshop, I can mask images over those rounded rectangles to give them rounded corners. When I'm making websites however, I'm not sure how to give images rounded ...
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What's the name for a “multi page scrolling webpage?”

A lot of tech companies have a websites with the following UI features: a homepage containing several discrete "slides" stacked vertically you can scroll vertically through the slides or, (in some ...
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Best Resources for Facebook/Twitter Page Design

I'm currently in the process of creating a few custom Facebook and Twitter backgrounds for some of my company properties and I wanted to know if there are any extensive galleries and tutorial/template ...
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Why did the size of copied elements from Illustrator to Photoshop change?

I'm working on a comp provided by a designer. It's an Illustrator file. My normal workflow is I copy (to the clipboard) a visual element from Illustrator and paste it into Photoshop. This allows me to ...
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Advice on what to put on my home page

I need a little help, and general advice, on what I can put on the front page of my software company's website. I realise that this question is not as specific as some may like it to be, but I hoped ...
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Updating artwork across multiple artboards simoutaneosuly

If you have a navigation element like a header or footer that you are constantly changing and you want it to update simultaneously across multiple artboards is there a way to achieve this in ...
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Where can I input a color palette and find combining colors that fit in?

I use the Affecton template in a bit different way that it was designed to be used probably. I do not have as much content as it was designed to support. I have only couple of pictures on the page and ...
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In Photoshop, what is the quickest way to find a specific layer when there are many?

I'm working on cutting up a web design template and this has bugged me for years. On my psd file I have a bunch of layers and I want to crop out the arrow icon without anything in the background ...
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Color Mapping in Photoshop

I am making web templates and am looking for a quick way to change color schemes efficiently. I need to map different items to a certain color/swatch and change all of those items linked to that color ...
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“Her”-movie inspired theme for bootstrap? [closed]

For the movie "Her" a specific UI was designed (basically an evolved Metro / Gnome3) that was involved in quite a few discussions after the release of the movie. (see ...
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Rapid web development tools and choosing color palettes

Recently I have started creating website designs. I found out that the way I do it is very unproductive and takes forever to finish. I tried drawing it on paper, then doing it in HTML/CSS, but found ...
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Critique: Can you provide constructive feedback for my extreme sports website design?

Well, let me mention that is not my design, but my designers. He started it 3 days ago and I was wondering what the community thinks about it. HERE Here are two screen shots joined together to ...
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Recommended grid systems or layouts for large display and responsive designs

I've been working with 960 layout for years – but was wondering if there are other grid systems that are strongly supported by the design and development community and also have blank or starter pages ...
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How To Achieve This Type of Page Border

I'm taking this website as an example: BuddyMiller.com Is that border that looks like a nice persian rug, surrounding the page, something I would get from a template online (I've been searching ...
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Can anyone recommend me the some color scheme for my website [closed]

i want to use this color as base color for my site I have navigation bar on left which is vertical around 220px wide and 47px height per tab i also have horizontal navigation tabs as well Now i ...
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How to create a pattern border around webpage, squarespace

I'm trying to create a specific border around a squarespace page so that is responsive (i don't want to add an image as it wouldn't adapt to other devices) This is what I am hoping for: I currently ...
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Is this “G” logo too complex for a website logo and mobile phone logo? How to improve color scheme?

1) Any suggestions how could I make it less complex, or is it OK? 2) Any suggestions how the color scheme be better? We want to emphasize we are global, and we are mainly targeting women, hence the ...
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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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Critique and redesign: Change template for a philosophical website

Please help me in designing the review and critique of this page I am a programmer, and a designer gave me an image of a webpage. I made it and everything is OK, but I don't like this template's ...
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What is the layout style for sites like GrooveShark called?

I don't need to know the artistic style but instead the style name for single page application like webpages. They have dynamic height and width with no scrolling.
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Web template PSD for Mobile View and Desktop view

I am designing a website layout in Photoshop. I created a home page and saved it in png so now it's a full page website design showing a home page for a desktop view. But I also want to make a ...
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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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Identify this website theme [closed]

http://www.proxybase.org Can someone help me identify what this website theme is? I have seen it a couple of times on other websites as well.
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Picking the right background pic for a landing page [closed]

Take a look at this site. This site is just for example. My question is about the header picture (woman with a laptop). Let's say I want to create a similar header at my website. But my first ...
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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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Design in Retina Display FOR Non-retina Displays

I use macbook pro with retina display for designing web templates. I have BIG problem. The colors of template that I design in retina display, very lighten in non-retina displays! I using the ...
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Rates for UI design - On what basis should I charge? [duplicate]

This is my first freelance work. Can somebody tell me that on what basis should I fix my rates for this home page design coz I am not able to decide. The client wanted in green and red combination. I ...
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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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How to explain the difference between stealing the design and copying the design? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does inspiration end, where does illegitimate copying start? How to explain the difference between stealing the design and copying the design? In Web Designs. How ...
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Looking for recommended sites to find Joomla and WordPress themes.

I am new to pre-defined themes, and I need a theme similar to this image: I already searched but I can't find any similar theme, I probably searched in the wrong places. What websites could you ...
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Name the effect where text is on a shadow box over an image

Some examples with text over a transparent background: See the transparent black background See the text on the shade of cyan What would you call this type of effect?
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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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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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How to create a vertically asymmetrical grid in Photoshop

I'm working on a site. The width will be fixed, but the length will vary. What would be the best way to create a grid like the following in Photoshop?:
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Time to Learn Web Designing [duplicate]

Time to Learn Web Designing: How much time does one needs to Learn Web Designing: HTML, CSS and semantic Web Designing. Although this may sound a weird question.I am sure at some point of time all of ...
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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 ...