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comment First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma
Great first question, and it's not a "long read", it's exactly the right amount of info!
Jan
28
comment Is Balsamiq good enough to produce a mockup/exmaple of a site to present to a future client?
@canon819 you know what balsamiq mockups look like, right? Unless your client has experience with UX design wireframes and you tell them to expect a wireframe, they'll completely freak out if they're expecting a "final mockup design" and you show them that.
Jan
15
comment Curious New Yorker typography
This question is probably better suited for the language experts at english.stackexchange.com than us. I don't think it's been asked there before - while trying to see if it had, I learnt that these are called "diaeresis", there are a few questions about it over there already but nothing directly about how and why it's used by the New Yorker
Jan
14
comment I want a font like this but don't know how to search for one
Related (not a duplicate): How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?
Jan
12
comment How can I know what fonts a website is using?
Nice move :-) one thought - how to tell which font in the font family stack is the one you're actually seeing on the screen? I usually do it by trial-and-error, deleting from the first font until it causes the appearance to change, but I'm sure there's a better way. In WhatFont is it the one in italics? (p.s. welcome back!)
Jan
8
comment how do i draw dashed vertical lines on a path in illustrator?
A better way to do the same thing is with the super-useful transform effect - I'll add an answer explaining it, just a minute...
Jan
8
comment What makes this POS design look dated?
Arrrrghh!! Extra's!!
Dec
10
comment Is there any internationally-recognisable icon or symbol for police?
Aha, I was sure I'd seen something like it in airports. Thanks!
Dec
2
comment How to find out what a font on my computer's web font name is?
@ZachSaucier good call, editted
Nov
30
comment What's the best method and strategy to learn to draw from the imagination?
I really like this question - but we'd benefit from a little more info to narrow down the relevant solutions. Can you elaborate a little on where you get stuck when drawing from imagination? For example, if I gave you a Jim'll Paint It style painting or drawing challenge, at what point would you get stuck - would it be conceiving the piece, laying it out, developing it, refining it?
Nov
25
comment Can anyone tell me what font this is, it is a hotel sign in Lanzarote
I suspect it's real hand-lettering, not a font - normally when hand-lettering-style fonts swap in letter variants to make the text look more natural, they do it by letter pairs using ligatures, but here we have two LA combinations and both are different. If it is a font, they made the letters vary in a way I've not seen before. (if it is hand lettering, they did a very good job, it's very consistent!)
Nov
23
comment What are the differences between Gill Sans Nova and Gill Sans MT?
Excellent first answer, thanks and welcome to the site!
Nov
23
comment What are the differences between Gill Sans Nova and Gill Sans MT?
Certainly (although many of those new variants are a bit... gratuitous), but what I'm having trouble finding out is what's new within those 18 that were available previously, between the MT and Nova versions.
Nov
21
comment Illustrator timelapse
Here's how some of our users do it on this site (how to record the video, then how to turn it into a frame-by-frame gif - which you could also use to easily change the speed; if you don't want a gif just ignore the last steps)
Nov
18
comment Is it OK to copy a person's likeness in a realistic portrait without their permission?
@cockypup it's literally all I know on the subject... and I have no idea if that site is legit or what regions they cover. If someone wants to take that link and run with it though they should feel free.
Nov
18
comment Is it OK to copy a person's likeness in a realistic portrait without their permission?
What country are you asking about? Here's a detailed article from Digital Media Law Project about "most states" (so presumably USA) which seems relevant - dmlp.org/legal-guide/using-name-or-likeness-another - seems like a likeness in a portrait is legally very simlilar to a likeness in a photo.
Nov
18
comment What web fonts work with Māori macrons?
Ironically, not the one we use for titles on this site - that ā in Māori in the title is clearly substituted from a jarringly heavier font... p.s. this related question might help you find fonts that support your character How to find/browse fonts that include certain rare characters? (unicode)
Nov
18
comment How to turn off InDesign's smart text wrap auto-adjustments that minimise/mitigate breaking words? (make text wrap dumber)
This definitely helped! "Adobe Single-line Composer" is dumb enough for my needs - a few minor attempts at smartness still in where it chops the line, but dumb enough :-) I always thought the justification settings were for justified text only
Nov
17
comment $300 Logo Redesign as “Trial” Project for Possible Full-time Position
+1 this is the best option - if they're serious and it goes well, you can spend an appropriate amount of time on the logo redesign (and you'll be doing it with a better understanding of the company). If it doesn't, they got something basic for what the work was worth.
Nov
17
comment How to find/browse fonts that include certain rare characters? (unicode/international)
@Jongware Ah, I didn't know that was what you meant by "C-fonts". If you put that list as an additional answer it'll definitely deserve an upvote or two.