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Mar
17
comment How can I convey complexity of source code without showing code?
Visual paradigm has some examples of different ways to convey the function and design of your app: including function call diagrams, sequence diagrams, and activity diagrams. And if you've been properly documenting your code using Javadoc/phpDoc/etc. then you can easily generate pretty API documentation in HTML, which can then be converted to PDF or LaTeX if you want.
Mar
17
comment How can I convey complexity of source code without showing code?
Rather than trying to overwhelm the audience with how indecipherable and abstruse you code is, why not focus on the merits of the code: such as performance, scalability, extensibility, etc.? If you don't think that sufficiently conveys the magnitude of your effort, include a class diagram, API documentation, UML diagrams, revision tree, and a list of all the bug fixes and refactoring you've done. Source code just isn't a good measure of a programmer's productivity, as much of a good programmer's work is done outside of actually coding.
Mar
17
comment How can I convey complexity of source code without showing code?
From a programming point of view, wouldn't it make more sense to show the simplicity and elegance of your solution rather than playing up how bulky and convoluted it is? As DA01 sorta alluded to in his other comment, complexity may be the result of poorly organized spaghetti code that doesn't use good architectural design, doesn't follow good OOD principles, and/or is overengineered. If your goal is to show the merits of your work, it makes much more sense to show a list of features, demonstrate the particular challenges you faced and the novel solutions you created.
Mar
15
comment What tools can I use to create Fractal Art?
@hhh: Even though it's a standalone app and in theory other graphics programs could also use Pixel Bender as a CUDA image-processing language, I don't think anyone other than Adobe has actually added support for Pixel Bender in their apps. MathMap's GIMP plugin might be similar though.
Mar
15
answered What tools can I use to create Fractal Art?
Mar
9
comment How to change the line height of a font
If you're developing the app, it should be simple to set the leading: android:lineSpacingExtra, and for iOS: UITexTView.
Mar
8
comment Point vs Pixel. What is the difference?
I can't tell if you're trolling or not...
Mar
8
comment Point vs Pixel. What is the difference?
@kontur: Many image formats, such as PSD, TIFF, JPEG and PNG store PPI or similar scale information. Without PPI information, the printer driver or RIP software wouldn't know the physical dimensions to print the image at. It would also be a hassle to do print design on the computer if you couldn't measure the image in inches or centimeters.
Feb
24
comment Why do most comics have uppercase text in their balloons?
Legibility/readability is a good point, but part of it is also the practicality of lettering in lowercase throughout most of comic book history, when lettering was done by hand. This is how professional letterers hand-lettered comics before digital lettering killed the profession. It's easy to see why uppercase was preferred. This look of comic book lettering has become part of industry tradition--notice that Japanese manga don't have the hand-lettered look that western comics continue to have.
Feb
22
revised Software to measure arc length/perimeter
added 330 characters in body
Feb
22
answered Software to measure arc length/perimeter
Feb
11
revised Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?
added academia.edu
Feb
9
revised My web logo looks pixelated after resizing
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Feb
9
answered My web logo looks pixelated after resizing
Feb
9
comment My web logo looks pixelated after resizing
I'd more describe it as being blurry or having softened edges rather than "pixelated", which suggests aliasing or a mosaic effect. There's actually more aliasing in the large scale than the small logo.
Feb
8
revised Issues with creating a hi-res Large Icon for Android notifications in Jelly Bean
formatting
Feb
8
answered Examples of well designed software architecture diagrams
Feb
8
comment Literal versus indirect imagery
Indirect transfer, according to the article, is more likely to happen when the brand and affective stimulus are presented sequentially rather than simultaneously, which is partly how the study examines/differentiates the two learning processes. So it's not really about literal or non-literal imagery as the poster is asking about. Secondly, the use of URL shorteners is discouraged on SE. (There's really no need for it here, especially in answers.) Lastly, answers should not simply include a link without any sort of summary should the link die in the future.
Feb
8
comment Literal versus indirect imagery
Fascinating paper, but the paper is talking about the two (often simultaneous) ways evaluative conditioning occurs: direct affect transfer and indirect affect transfer. Direct affect transfer happens through diffuse affect (or affect confusion), whereby simultaneous presentation of the affective stimulus (e.g. a celebrity endorser) and the brand causes the affect generated by the endorser to "spill over" to the brand. OTOH, indirect transfer is through learned association with the memory of the affective stimulus.
Feb
8
comment What are some essential tools I need to start school?
Software may have replaced a lot of studio materials because in today's graphic design industry, pretty much 100% of the commercial studios are digital studios, but only trade schools/technical colleges have abandoned theory for software training. And most graphic design curricula still include studio art as part of their foundation. And an instructor is more likely to introduce students to color theory using acrylic paint or water color than having them just open up a color picker in Photoshop.