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Logo first. Why? There are a few reasons: Logo is the theme of your brand [identity/property] in many ways. If you don't know your theme how are you going to capture a thematic site? Logo is your focal, you can't [accurately] build around a focal without a focal. Logo sets the color palette and perhaps other things such as font-face, drop-shadow, ...


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Should I have a logo design first or after? Neither. You should have some business strategy created first. In doing this, you will gain some insights as to what your full branding strategy needs to be. A branding strategy will include a wide range of elements depending on your business and strategy. Ultimately, it will include both a logo and a web ...


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On your home page put a big ad: Do you really like this web site? Want to help make it better? I'm looking for a UI/UX designer to collaborate with to make this project better. I wish I could pay but it's a labor of love for me, so hoping it is for you.


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If you're asking this question, 99% of the time you should hire someone. By asking this question you show that at least one (likely all of) the following are true: You care about the design enough to want it to be done very well (as you should). You don't feel very confident in your own ability to create a great logo. You don't have a very clear goal in ...


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I've been designing logos for 20 years and designing a logo for yourself is a difficult task. You need a good design process, time and confidence. If you can afford a good designer I would recommend that. If time is important then use a distinctive font and come back to the logo later. Many successful businesses have revised logos that are nothing like the ...


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The reality is that most "user friendly" tools you are gonna find are too limited to live in the jungle of modern webapp craft. You cannot drag N drop your way to an asset-rich and use-case finished product. So the solution is to DiY it up using an accurate [shadow]DOM: Chrome Inspector, often called DevTools https://developer.chrome.com/devtools. It has ...


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I don't understand what you are calling "Persona". Is that like an avatar or a pet? In spanish that just mean people. But I'm posting some diagrams. When you make some creative work you have this 3 elements. As we are in the Graphic design industry the artist is "Me". In some cases a person can be 2 elements at once, for example a portrait photography ...


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This depends on the company and design process and there is no hard rule. The primary case when the initial design of a website should be made before the logo is when the purposes of the website are not clear. This is particularly true when it's a side project or a brainstorming phase. Often times I'll start working on a site and change the purposes or ...


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Both should ideally be designed at the same time, along with your entire brand identity. But your logo should come first. You're falling into a common folly that each design aspect has to be formed in its own world - but since you have the luxury to design both the logo and the website, you should design them both to compliment each other. But this goes ...


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I think if you're a smaller company following the IAB Display Guidelines makes the most sense. Most of the Google Sizes are inside the IAB already, but for smaller publishers it gives other options as well while making it easy for advertisers to use ads across platforms. While Google's Doubleclick is the big dog, its not the only Ad Serving Platform. Other's ...


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I'm not sure there really is a definitive answer to this, as it's often up to the site on which you wish to display your ads, how their site is designed, and where in that design they place their ads. The best thing to do is to ask the site which size(s) they prefer. Most companies will have some sort of "Media Guide" or documentation outlining the ...


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First off, the purpose of a portfolio is to show off the work that you've created and give the viewer an impression of what you're capable of in addition to the style that you have. That means that it should be focused around the work you create, not any persona. Companies seeking out the level of production and feel that you show in your portfolio will ...


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Do you have a clear idea of the objetive of this images? You probably do but you are not making good choices. 1) Use SVG. This are scalable, zoomable. They maintain the original detail if you zoom them. 2) Export the original ones at higher resolution. If you need them to fit somehow in your webpage, you use theese as a thumbnail and on click you show the ...


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Usually, the website should follow the logo. Unless the primary object of the company is it's website (if it's a webservice for example). I suppose in that case designing the website first can/should be considered.


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To have a business running you first need the client to trust you. Then you can deliver goods. The client needs to focus the trust somewhere, your company, your person or references most likely. This is where identity kicks in, identity is what helps people to understand what entity they are dealing with. Developing a identity is called branding. I assume ...


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HTML is itself quite slow That's debatable. I'd say production-ready presentation layer code takes longer to create than a quick sketch in Illustrator, but you don't necessarily need production-ready code to design in HTML, either. There really is no alternative between static mock-up tools like Illustrator and Photoshop and actual markup. There are ...


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You don't need a website to have a logo, you could be a small independent shop that only sells things from a van, if you're branding is on point, you've set yourself up well. The website is an extension of the brand almost, it's a hub where information, data, functions are kept. If you're selling things, this is where that'll take place, the whole website ...


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The form appears to be non-public, so 700 values really isn't that unreasonable. First things I see are improper use of inputs. #21/22/18/32 should be radio buttons, not checkboxes (cannot be multiple values). And a number of checkboxes are far too short (4, 6, 19, 20 etc). Greatly increases the chance for input error. people will read the form for ...


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You need to split the questions up and you shouldn't have them on one single page. I would review the hierarchy in which the questions need to be answered and see if some of the questions can be placed in a trigger so if someone says YES to a question it will expand the other set. Look into a multipage form to prevent annoyance by the person filling it ...


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If you need profesional help depends if you want a profesional look on your company or not. It would be an interesting topic to analyze about how people starting a company want everything done by themselves. This could be a budget issue, but sometimes is about being afraid of delegate things. There are things to consider in a logo besides personal ...


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Nothing in graphic designing is difficult as the difficulty of designing a Logo. The logo is summarizing in a visual language your concept. it is your idea about your company and the way people will remember you. It is something like nativity. So first before thinking about Colors and shapes. Think about the idea ... The Concept behind your service. The ...


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Designing a logo is tricky. You need to take many surprising factors into account. Some of the things include aspect ratio, printabiliity, scalability, colors for print web and black and white, uniqueness etc etc... There are also all kinds of skill factors involved. A person that has done it before can help because they now some of the caveats. In reality ...


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Your logo defines you and your company voice. You should work out a brief detailing what it is that your company provides services for. Once this is clear you can delve into the design of a logo as this creative brief may help point out clues that lead to a path for the logo creation. Brainstorming the basic elements of your product usually helps me in ...


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Should you hire a [plumber] or just [fix the toilet] in a way you are not satisfied with? Should you hire a [mechanic] or just [guess what's wrong with the car] in a way you are not satisfied with? Should you hire a [lawn care service] or just [use that old push mower] in a way you are not satisfied with? This isn't a graphic design question. It's a ...


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dpi comes into play when printing. It stands for dots per inch. In your example, at 200 dpi and 500x500 pixels, the resulting image would print at 2.5x2.5 inches. (500/200 = 2.5) When just saving a file (not printing) there are no physical dimension, just pixel dimensions. So dpi is not relevant without a physical dimension involved.


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Illustrator layers I've successfully used Illustrator to mock up site and application states in a collaborative environment. The trick is highly organized use of layers. Collect all element layers of a view in a parent group. Within the parent, collect states in their own groups, including modal views. For some things, like simple button changes, it ...


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I think representing the article of clothing as an indicator would work well. It's already what the user is shopping for, so I think it is clear that this would be used as a size indicator. You could express the right size for the user in 2 different ways. One idea would be to use as a badge with the right size displaying inside of the icon. The other way ...


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While you're asking about the logo, I think this question has bigger implications. A logo is only one aspect of your company/brand (albeit a very important part). A distinctive design for your website (or marketing materials, or whatever it is people will see) can be just as important, depending on what it is you do. Hiring and developing a relationship ...


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Should I have a logo design first or after? Neither. You should have some business strategy created first. In doing this, you will gain some insights as to what your full branding strategy needs to be. A branding strategy will include a wide range of elements depending on your business and strategy. Ultimately, it will include both ...


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I don't "design" in any application. I design on paper with a pen/pencil. I will then use Illustrator to create cleaner wireframes for presentations. I then move to using Foundation directly when starting the visual build stage. I dislike Bootstrap for the very reasons you point out -- you have to remove too much to start with a clean slate. By using a ...



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