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Dec
23
comment How do you deal with clients who bash your designs?
re. "leaving quite a bit of us in every design" - I find it helps to compete with myself, like "past me did that design. Present me is better than past me - my new objective is to beat past me's design".
Dec
23
comment How do you deal with clients who bash your designs?
Nice. This also means that, when it goes really well and the client has no complaints, it'll feel like a great success rather than just relief. Makes more sense that way, thinking about it.
Dec
22
comment What are some of the benefits of having a Mac vs a Windows PC in a design environment?
There's a thing called Snipping Tool on Windows 7that is slightly better than both. It does everything the Mac keyboard shortcuts do, but also lets you annotate the image and choose filename. It's buried in the start menu somewhere but you can drag it onto the dock thing along the bottom
Dec
9
comment How do I place a crosshair inside the circular cursor?
It's a fair question, often with Adobe, things like this are controlled through keyboard shortcuts, menus or some button or option in one of the many many button windows.
Dec
3
comment Better way to display three pieces of data on one graph for a website
Other than hard work, I'm not aware of any, and that's more of a Superuser.com question. If you're using a recent version I'd check out "Excel sparklines", can't remember if they can do this but maybe
Dec
3
comment Better way to display three pieces of data on one graph for a website
I used Illustrator for this example, but that's just because I had it already open :-). You can make these in pretty much anything that makes charts, including Excel - just remove any unnecessary or distracting elements, subdue grid lines etc, and make sure the scale is the same and the grid is neat.
Dec
3
comment Tools for creating high quality diagrams
"the text is not sharp in the final output(png)" - maybe the problem is not the software you're using, but that the output is it at too low a resolution.
Dec
3
comment Better way to display three pieces of data on one graph for a website
I just made it up :)
Dec
2
comment How to snap images to artboards?
When you say "I also tried to use the Artboard tool...Did not work." - in what way did it not work? Have you tried grouping each icon, then clicking on the group?
Dec
2
comment Trim a Clipping Mask in Illustrator?
Quite often I find Expand > Crop wipes everything except the top object, but Expand > Trim often works instead.
Nov
24
comment When should a Material Design ripple be dark, and when should it be light?
It's more like "take this and this into account in your judgement". Like how on coding sites, questions could all be answered with "use code that works", but a better answer is "code like this this can be made to work"
Nov
24
comment When should a Material Design ripple be dark, and when should it be light?
That's pretty much the rule for anything in design :-) (unless there's a written guideline saying otherwise)... That said, I'd say it's more like "Use the text colour, unless you have a specific reason to do otherwise".
Nov
19
comment InDesign grep rule that applies to everything then stops if it reaches a certain character?
Also works! :) thanks
Nov
14
comment Design a 'pressed' version of a button image?
I'm really surprised no-one is referencing Google's 'material design' guidelines in this, since it's for an android app.
Nov
13
comment Joining shapes in Affinity Designer
It does look neat! "You can use pressure from a stylus – or velocity – as a controller to produce beautiful, clean strokes that are fully editable" - nice, definitely going to check it out! By Serif... huh, I thought they went bust...
Nov
11
comment Should my website's typography use the same font as my logo?
@whatsisname no they won't, but that's fine, that's what web fonts and @fontface are for (but you may need to buy a different special license to use it as a web font)
Sep
30
comment How to create an array of circles within a circle
You could calculate the area Y of a square with width X where X is the diameter of a circle with area 750, make a square of Y circles, draw a circle over it and then delete everything not in the circle (using pathfinder?). Just a thought.
Sep
24
comment Is there a better visual than the infamous generic stock photo employee for a human connection?
So to clarify the context: it's a services company, wanting something that creates a sense of a human connection with their customers, to get across a sense that the customer is dealing with real people not some faceless corporate machine?
Sep
24
comment When A Font “Fills In” - Does That Have A Specific Definition?
Many changes when a font i on a pixel screen at small sizes are because of hinting - not sure if that's what it is in this case though. Hinting sometimes saves readability and other times ruins your type, here's an example of hinting gone wild. Setting the type to a common round number like 14pt or 12pt can help make hinting behave.
Sep
20
comment Letter or A4: which is a more sensible default?
Yup, and the only cost to this compromise is that there will be more whitespace in either height or width - hardly a major cost. +1