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comment Which modern software is a decent successor / replacement for Fireworks?
WillAdams this sounds interesting - can you add any comment from experience on what its strengths and weaknesses are in terms of usability as UI design software compared to Fireworks?
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comment Which modern software is a decent successor / replacement for Fireworks?
+1 Affinity Designer is really exciting; it's new, but I'm cautiously optimistic that it'll grow into being the alternative to Creative Cloud we've been hoping for.
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comment Illustrator - action to adjust line weight
Have you tried using Actions instead of a script?
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comment What is this effect called? It has soft rectangular boxes
@Voxwoman Design is often a bit flavour of the week unfortunately... I wouldn't say that style is "out", it just seems not to be the new big thing or mainstream anymore. It's still quite widely used in appropriate contexts (craft products, historic themes, steampunk or hipster culture, etc) but it was 2010-2013 when it was at its peak and cropped up almost everywhere, even in contexts that didn't quite make sense (like random tech products, comms from mainstream brands and media startups)
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comment How can iconography be simple and clear without being childish or unprofessional?
I've been involved in user testing for communications aimed at professionals, which involved icons done in a house style which was deliberately slightly childish (to "soften the brand"), and I was surprised at how receptive people were to it. They're human and they responded well to a touch of warmth and accessibility, even in professional comms - so long as (as others have stressed) it looked professionally produced - stylistically consistent, clear, visually balanced, etc etc, and coupled with high-quality, non-dumbed-down content.
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answered Ergonomic standards to design UI
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revised Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
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comment Is there iOS app for designing interfaces?
Do you mean wireframe apps? Or design apps that can create mockups? See: What is the difference between wireframes and mockups?
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comment What type of art style is featured in this image from DomiNations?
It looks like some form soft focus has been applied to it after the 3D rendering to soften it and make it look more painted. That style is common with "casual gaming" fantasy games, it makes them look more casual and less serious or geeky (more Candy Crush and less World of Warcraft)
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comment What type of art style is featured in this image from DomiNations?
Are you asking for the name of this style, or for what techniques are used to create images like this?
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comment How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?
Mono (AKA monotype) means every letter has the same width. It's often used in coding, consoles and ASCII art. This is an example of monotype - see how !, i, . and l have as much space on the line as wide as M, m and _
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comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
+1 Why does every interesting question attract at least one close vote?!? <grump>