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Apr
30
comment How can I make this into a better dashboard?
For a starter on dashboard design, see this other question
Apr
29
comment My pen tool won't draw straight paths
What should happen is, you click once, it creates the first point, then you click again somewhere else, it creates the second point, etc. What happens when you click the second point?
Apr
29
comment New generation of Save icon that is not a “disk”?
I like the idea of a dual-purpose icon with a "tick" (just saved) and * (unsaved) state. Maybe there's a better way of visually linking the two states, e.g. reversing them out of a circle or square with cut corner?
Apr
29
comment Vector images/Infographics created in coreldraw does not look clear and sharp
An example would help - edit in images showing how it looks in Corel, how the exported image file looks, and then how it looks on your site
Apr
28
comment How to use the info panel in illustrator?
Hey, you're right! For me (on CS6) this only works when rulers are visible (view > show rulers), but with rulers visible, it does switch the info panel to use the currently selected artboard, which is the last one clicked on.
Apr
28
comment How to use the info panel in illustrator?
Some crazy person voted to close as "unclear what you're asking", without even bothering to ask for a clarification. That's crazy, it couldn't be clearer what this question is asking. Is someone voting to close at random?!
Apr
27
comment Wall-Sized Canvas Print
While looking for an example print shop who does foam board I found this guide to choosing materials for large-format print jobs, I think you'll find it very useful - supersizeprint.co.uk/materialsguide.aspx?mode=0 - be aware though that this example company's max size for one sheet with no joins is 2.5 meters by 1.2 ( so about 8 feet by 4 feet )
Apr
27
comment Wall-Sized Canvas Print
Wow, I don't know why this question got such a negative response. As the person who answered the "duplicate" I can say that it is NOT the same as this question... that question is extreme, this one is routine. As well as canvas I'd recommend looking into exhibition roller banners (convenient but pricey), or foam board. For checking quality, talk to the print company, they should be very keen to show you samples and to discuss proofing.
Apr
24
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?
Apr
24
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.
Apr
24
comment Illustrator - action to adjust line weight
Have you tried using Actions instead of a script?
Apr
24
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)
Apr
23
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.
Apr
22
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?
Apr
22
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)
Apr
22
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?
Apr
22
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 _
Apr
21
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>
Apr
21
comment How to integrate a larger cut-out group of people in a design
Can you edit an example of the "single person" shots you refer to into your question so we can see what you mean? I'd love to see more "inspiration" questions like this that can be answered by people who are good at following design trends.
Apr
21
comment I want to make Table width 100% in epub using Indesign CS6
I believe InDesign calls this sort of thing "Liquid Layouts", I can't say any more than this since I've never used this feature.