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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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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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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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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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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 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 think the only way for you to decide upon a colour - and other characteristics - is to evaluate the purpose of the border. It must have a purpose, even more than one; if it doesn't it's unnecessary. A distinction that I think is important, is that despite being called simply a border by CSS, you are actually defining a border stroke. The definition of a ...


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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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Short version: <html> - typically only add what you absolutely have to <body> - again add judiciously As your project grows the CSS specificity can and will come back to bite you if you're not careful. Some more details and resources you may find useful HTML is highly permissive, there are tons of ways to accomplish a task, espeically in ...


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I do feel there are some issues with this design- it's not terrible but could do with some work: Get rid of the gradient at the top. Or if you do keep it, make it very subtle- I would also recommend making it a radial gradient rather than horizontal linear. The brown shades may be based on the logo but they're a bit "mucky", especially with black text on ...


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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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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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Don't add the button/link to the page until its ready. It makes your website/client look like they are making overly broad claims, and have no content to back it up. Back up every claim/service/product with a page explaining it. Honestly if you have the time to create an "under construction" page, then its often better to spend 5 minutes more and create ...



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