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Nov
16
comment How to find/browse fonts that include certain rare characters? (unicode/international)
Brilliant! About half the results contain my character, which is the best yet - don't know why some results don't but this seems to be a way to see every don't that matches (or at least, most)
Nov
16
comment Finding a clean, corporate sans font whose capital “A” has vertical sides / a square-ish top?
Nice - Moderna is near-perfect!
Nov
16
comment Finding a clean, corporate sans font whose capital “A” has vertical sides / a square-ish top?
I suspect you're probably right... and custom is what I was expecting to have to do. But let's see. Agency FB is pretty close, there might be something closer still
Nov
16
comment Finding a clean, corporate sans font whose capital “A” has vertical sides / a square-ish top?
Someone thinks that whether an A has vertical or angled sides is "primarily opinion based"... someone buy that user a protractor. And possibly a copy of "fonts for beginners".
Nov
16
comment Finding a clean, corporate sans font whose capital “A” has vertical sides / a square-ish top?
Nice, closest so far. And wow, that site is... retro. (p.s. I editted the font name and image into your answer; we like to include samples so the answer is still informative if the linked site goes down - not unlikely, looking at that site...)
Nov
16
comment Finding a clean, corporate sans font whose capital “A” has vertical sides / a square-ish top?
Those have the right shaped A but as fonts they're more sci-fi/space in character than the kind of clean corporate font I'm looking for. Thanks, though, Nova's a better example than Bauhaus, I've added it to my question
Nov
13
comment Is Adobe Flash back from the dead? Seeing Flash web content on iPad
Okay, I'll edit that part out
Nov
13
comment Best way to send layouts with editable text to writers/editors who don't have design software
This sounds promising, I didn't know Acrobat could do that either! The free conversion program is a bit ropey, maybe this is better
Nov
12
comment Real non-destructive way of clonestamp tool in Photoshop
It's a while since I used Photoshop intensively - can't you put the original and the stamp layer in a layer group, then apply your adjustments to the layer group? Can't remember if they allow that
Nov
12
comment Real non-destructive way of clonestamp tool in Photoshop
I do essentially this but while keeping an unedited duplicate layer. So it's non-non-destructive editing, but against a later that had a perfect unaltered copy preserved
Nov
12
comment What does it mean when printers have told me my colour is not a Pantone colour, but in my file it is?
What file format are you sending them? If it's a PDF, how is the colour described in Acrobat?
Nov
9
comment I want to number sentences in InDesign (like Bible verses)
@shunting if you search on how to do endnotes in InDesign (which isn't normally possible), you'll find some guides on how to use cross references to act like endnotes - these methods can be adapted to act like footnotes
Nov
9
comment I want to number sentences in InDesign (like Bible verses)
@mdomino I think the problem is, nothing but a human can tell if something like "and then Prof. Jeffreys entered" is an abbreviation or a sentence. You could create a convention for using a non-standard character for sentence ending stops, like adding a hair-space or discretionary hyphen after the . when it ends a sentence, or (easier to type) a double-space then have another GREP rule that hides the extra space.
Oct
28
comment Is there a way to make the bounding box of a group rotate with the group in Illustrator?
This is strange - for me in CS6 (windows, recent install so few custom settings), it just works how you want - UNLESS I have something else not in the group selected. In fact the only way I can make it act like you say is by selecting the group and something else. Are you sure everything in your selection is properly grouped, and all objects are part of that group? Also, maybe try putting it all in a square clipping mask? Also, maybe try without the graphs, or after breaking (ungrouping) the graphs. The graph tool is ancient and is not compatible with many basic Illustrator functions.
Oct
28
comment How to add hidden notes to developers within designs mockups?
Yup, PDF comments are great for this, and the comments can go both ways e.g. for requesting changes or highlighting possible issues to the designer. If it's a web mockup, it's common for the PDF to be a PNG (pixel image so you can check details are indeed visible), often behind a photo of an example of the intended device (but that's usually more to impress management, developers might find it unnecessary)
Oct
27
comment How do I make this arrow symmetrical?
I don't know Inkscape, but when I do the equivalent of this in Illustrator, I merge the two into one shape using what Illustrator calls pathfinder. I'm sure Inkscape has an equivalent (but I don't know what it would be called)
Oct
12
comment Difference between graphic designer and visual designer
Sorry but -1 because this is based on speculation on what "Visual Designer" might mean rather than how the term is actually currently being used in job specifications. Though maybe it's regional - certainly in the UK and US, since at least 2014, "Visual Designer" has had a pretty specific current usage
Oct
12
comment What type of printing technique is this called?
What aspect of it are you asking about? The colour, paper, texture, folding, etc?
Sep
29
comment How to handle drop caps when the first word is just one letter?
I do agree that small caps with drop caps is generally a good idea, but I'm not sure it solves this problem. The given example would be exactly the same if small caps were used - it could only help if people had seen many other paragraphs and had noticed the pattern.
Sep
29
comment How to handle drop caps when the first word is just one letter?
I generally take the view that, if my typography makes people do a double-take or requires people to use context to figure out what the text says, my typography isn't working