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May
7
comment How do I type Arabic text in Photoshop?
Nice. In some browsers (e.g. Chrome) it seems like the Copy button doesn't work but copying the text out of the lower box then pasting it into Photoshop seems to work.
May
7
comment Quick-Connectors in Illustrator
Sounds like the same basic problem as this earlier question - How to bind a line to a rectangle - (which also includes a pretty good workaround from Scott that should help in your case...)
May
3
comment How can I export only text with a distinctive character style from InDesign to a new document?
That's a valid way of doing it, but you shouldn't need to delete the pictures if you select all and copy from the HTML then paste into a plain text editor, like Notepad (windows), or TextEdit using Format > Make Plain Text (mac) - they'll just not be pasted leaving only text.
May
3
comment Why do people keep telling me my site looks awful?
@Abe hmmm you can see it by looking back in time using archive.org web.archive.org/web/20100813080556/http://stackoverflow.com/…
May
2
comment How can I show a database graphically?
Some people have posted answers about what tools to use: we've got a separate earlier question on what tools to use to make node link diagrams. (also, Abe says (below) it's the approach not the tool that this question is about)
May
2
comment a hotkey for entering text-editing mode with Type tool in illustrator
...and then when you're in a text frame, Escape takes you out of it and puts you back into selection mode (V), and automatically selects the text frame you were in. Same in InDesign, Photoshop etc.
May
1
comment Is there a term for 'reference-marker symbols'?
+1 it's also a relevant typography terminology question.
Apr
30
comment What is the best way to save an image to a publication that will allow you to zoom in to greater detail
@Jason If it was on a web page it was probably something like Zoomify, there are loads and loads of little Javascript widgets like that, browse them. But they're based on regular image files (or, images chopped into tiles), not PDFs
Apr
30
comment What is the best way to save an image to a publication that will allow you to zoom in to greater detail
Agreed - as I said in my comment to the question and in bold in the first point of my answer, what can be done with ISSUU depends on questions about what ISSUU is capable of which should be addressed to ISSUU staff.
Apr
30
comment What is the best way to save an image to a publication that will allow you to zoom in to greater detail
I think there's two parts to this: what can be done to include awkwardly long infographics in publications in general, which we can help with (see answer below), and what features does ISSUU have for magnifying images or attaching files, which probably only ISSUU themselves can answer.
Apr
29
comment I am trying to identify this font used in RSK Group's logo
Very very similar, but the S is different. Good call though.
Apr
29
comment Retina Display Email Signature
HTML emails are a living hell, most email clients don't even do CSS floats or background images... Here's a guy's test of SVG in HTML email (follow link then click through arrows). It only worked in Thunderbird, Apple stuff and Android 4.0 - didn't work in anything else.
Apr
29
comment What is the effect of ligatures in web, regarding SEO
Look at the URL of the first link and the source code it matches: you'll see Google doesn't (currently...) have problems with the unicode formatting, and it indexes unicode ligatures, HTML entity ligatures and regular separate character pairs like f i as equivalent without any problems. Google seems to cope fine - but, the inconsistency between different search engines is (in my book at least) a dealbreaker.
Apr
28
comment What is the effect of ligatures in web, regarding SEO
Yup, that should be fine - search engines usually index the original document without applying javascript. You'd probably want to check that it doing so wasn't slowing down the page load time significantly and that there isn't a jarring jolt for the viewer when the vanilla characters are replaced with the ligatures during page load.
Apr
27
comment What is the effect of ligatures in web, regarding SEO
I definitely agree with "extremely concerned", unicode support is notoriously inconsistent. But for the record google can (currently...) index unicode and does (currently...) match those unicode ligatures on that page with searches for l i f i etc (see how it bolds them in the preview). But I definitely wouldn't want to ever rely on it...
Apr
27
comment What is the effect of ligatures in web, regarding SEO
...(those URLs were massive, need 2 comments), it does seem like inviting trouble. If bing doesn't match ligatures, other important services won't too.
Apr
27
comment What is the effect of ligatures in web, regarding SEO
Actually google does match those: look at what it highlights here (ligatures) and here (plain text) - both match both.But I agree with your advice...
Apr
27
comment What is the effect of ligatures in web, regarding SEO
I don't think they will be those letters in the source code. Looks like smartypants is a server side thing that parses input and saves the glyphs into the text stored in the database and therefore also the source code. That said, I think it'll be fine for seo anyway.
Apr
27
comment How can I export only text with a distinctive character style from InDesign to a new document?
If you can make such a script that would be a good answer. Personally I never know where to start with adobe scripting, the docs are pretty overwhelming. This method works and doesn't takxe particularly long.
Apr
26
comment Does ideal measure change with language?
Great question. If that theory is true you'd also expect languages with scripts using logograms like Chinese to tend towards shorter measures. My suspicion is it's not the case, and it's all about not losing your place when returning to the start of a line, therefore linked to leading and paragraph length, not information per line (e.g. chinese traditionally used to be written vertically with extremely long measures in terms of information per line).