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For all intents and purposes, this is downright impossible. You can disable right click, but people can still view the source code of your page (by adding view-source: to the URL in Chrome, or just using a browser menu) and find the URL. You can use a CSS background-image instead of HTML <img>, but people can still use their browser's inspector (F12 ...


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GIFs For most simple animations, a gif is often the best way to go, especially when they don't require much interaction, are as detailed as the illustration you linked and don't need to have a dynamic width (gifs, like any image, can be blurry at times if their widths is changed). The animation you linked could be just a gif and a transparent overlay to ...


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Most of the time for live sites you should not have a page at all or, if you really want it live (perhaps to show to others and you don't have a development site), don't link to it publicly anywhere. This is because if a user sees that you have content that interests them enough to click on it, they are expecting to see the page. Having an "under ...


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Skeuomorphism is really the opposite of flat design. Google's "Material Design" is merely their branding name for their specific interpretations of flat design. It's still flat design though. "FLat Design" was coined by Apple when they released iOS7. It caught on because it was the first term used, it could just have easily been called "Material Design" if ...


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I don't feel it's a matter of being "user friendly". It's a matter of presentation. An incompletely design carries with it a stigma or connotation that you're okay showing off incompletel, unfinished work/products. If the site is customer-oriented (selling a product/service) this indicates that there's no attention to detail perhaps or maybe no ...


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The browser doesn't really care which format the color is in, performance is negligible. As such, I'll focus on the decision's effects on the developer(s) and the use cases. A lot of developers find HEX values easier to read than RGB or HSL. As such, I tend to use HEX so that the next developer working on the project may have an easier job, even slightly ...


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Web sites can contain JPEG, GIF,PNG, SVG format graphics. Which ones should be used, and when? For photos: JPEG if there is no need for transparency. PNG for photo graphics that need transparency. Whilst not 100% true, it's a good rule of thumb. Check out the other answers to this question to learn more about the other formats. Also, check out ...


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Doorknob is right; it's impossible to prevent users from downloading the image. Any safeguard you put in place can be bypassed. Blocking Right Click is easily thwarted by disabling JavaScript (or modifying the script if necessary). You can, however, employ other methods to protect your assets. Watermarking is one way to guard your copyrighted images. Take a ...


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Ultimately it is the customer's site. So long as it is within the contract, meaning you're not doing extra work for no extra pay, the customer has the final say. All we can do in such a circumstance is strongly recommend one way or the other and provide evidence as to why we believe that. Footers, while helpful, are not necessary by any means for some ...


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By convention, most styling should be placed in the <body> element. But there is one important reason to apply styles to the <html> element itself: when you are setting the default font styles, in particular font-size. This is because the <html> tag is the root element, thus rem (root em unit) sizing is based on whatever is set for the ...


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First off, it sounds like you probably didn't have a written contract. Based on that assumption, I further speculate that you probably had a verbal agreement. Now, if the agreement was specifically "give me a reduced rate and you can put your name on the website", then no you should run any changes past him, and work out a different agreement if he doesn't ...


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In my experience, when doing static animations (animations that are not intended for any interaction with the user) I found that what best worked for me was animating the illustrations in After Effects and after that exporting the final result to a .GIF file. This makes the animation absolutely browser-friendly and guarantees identical visualisation in any ...


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If you have understood your clients needs and have carefully considered a solution, then you should have sufficient rational for your decisions making it easier to win over your client. Explain to them exactly why you have done what you have done, and why it is the best solution for them at this time. Design can be perceived as objective when there is ...


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I show the clients my design(s), and then I "sell" it to them. I explain why each element or function was chosen. I feel I am "expert" so I lay it all on the table by explaining why something will work and why something else won't, or why anything, etc... Most of the time this will bring the client back down to Earth and they will see things "my way". I try ...


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If the goal is to improve the end-user experience, then the key is that you improve the content more than anything. Ideally you'd: use plain language--not legalese reduce the amount of language offer a summary use good overall typography (an appropriate place to start: http://typographyforlawyers.com/ ) make it possible to easily make an offline copy ...


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What application do most designers use to design websites? There is no standard. In fact, many designers don't even use one specific app. It's usually a combination of raster illustration software (Photoshop, Pixelmator, etc.), vector illustration software (Illustrator, Inkscape), wireframeing tools (Balsamiq, Axure, etc), text editors (Coda, Xcode, the ...


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Don't change the layer's blending mode. After you apply the stroke go to your Layer Panel and where it says Fill: 100% lower that to 0. It's directly below Opacity


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I'm going to presume, for sake of a clean answer, that you'll be using "Creative Commons" licensed images. (You can set a search on Google and Flickr to look for only "CC-licensed images".) Creative commons licenses will always specify exactly what you can and cannot do, in what circumstances. Nearly every license will begin with "If you use this image, you ...


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I absolutely think that you are on to something. My main suggestion is that you make most of the elements smaller - I think it's hard to keep track of what's going on when they are so big. I excluded the word "events" from the title descriptions because the users already know they are viewing events since they navigated to the page. The current placement ...


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I don't think the design is bad at all! I don't like the color, but like you said, not much you can do about that. The only aspects that I would change are those rounded bars on the left of the events; I'm not big on rounded corners (that's just my own preference though, not really a right/wrong kind of thing). Because I removed the rounded corners and ...


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A footer is a wayfinding device and wayfinding devices are important for users when navigating a web site. To remove it on only some pages is to introduce inconsistency for no real benefit. As for the client is always right, that's true. But it's your job to convince them what is right to begin with. :) (And remember, we don't always succeed at that. Some ...


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I like your question, plus one, but I think you should reflect on the issue that is still missing in this Q&A and it's the content that would be in the footer and the intentions of the site's experience. While Zach's view on footers aren't necessary I disagree with that aspect. If this site is a specialized eCommerce site, which isn't mentioned at this ...


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I'd recommend going to the Rounced rectangle options and setting: Fill to none Stroke and Stroke width to what ever color / width you want. You'll need to have one of the shape tools selected to see these options. Alternatively... These can also be found in the Window > Properties Shape Stroke was introduced in Photoshop CS6.


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Images (PNG, GIF, JPG, etc) are always rectangular. So if the intent is to make image-based rollovers, yes, they would be rectangular. Options: create an image map for each image that triggers the rollover use one large image, with each image map region triggering a swap of the overall image Note that while image maps still have their place, these ...


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PSD = PhotoShop Data file. If you want to create PSDs, you will need Photoshop.


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It sounds like you need to read this book before this becomes a situation you routinely find yourself in: Design is a Job, by Mike Monteiro Everyone pointing out that you aren't getting paid for this is might sound like a horse being repeatedly beaten to death, but it's a well deserved horse beating. Small projects have just as many thorns as big ...


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The problem with basing it off of font sizes is that it's a mostly arbitrary unit on a web page. By that I mean you may choose a 20pt typeface. But what does that mean? If it's the typeface you spec'ed, then you have some assumption as to how large the characters are, but if the user changes that on you, or they use a different font, or what have you, ...


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Draw a rectangle. Use the Pen Tool to add an anchor to one side. Hold down the Option/Alt and click the anchor point again (with the Pen Tool still). This will convert the new anchor to a corner point rather than a smooth point. This ensures the paths remain straight rather than curved. Use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) to select and drag that ...


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I have a web designing business and the first thing you did wrong was not getting paid for the original design. There are a lot of free templates for people to use if they don't want to pay so you have to make it clear from start you need so much for a down payment to began. Half would be great to start with, never create more than one design unless you are ...


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I think there is some information missing in this question. I think you should clarify "paid". You may own the content but the development should be credited. Some sites are credited such as "Designed By: Joe Blow and Developed By: Friday". You should consult with the terms, if there is one when you purchased the site. If this is a built theme you ...



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