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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).
Apr
26
comment How can I create imagery for cyber security and cyberspace general while avoiding that late 90's early 2000's look?
Government family support, eh... The first image that pops into my head is of a family in a brightly lit homely kitchen with a modern chromebook style laptop on the kitchen table, with serious, interested but comfortable expressions, having a video-chat skype-like conversation with an approachable-looking sturdy but friendly professional the other side of the screen, with an "I'm listening" expression on his/her face. That's just off the to of my head - up to you now!
Apr
26
comment InDesign grep rule that applies to everything then stops if it reaches a certain character?
Works perfectly! Didn't occur to me that you could use the 'or' bar within the subexpression brackets like that. I'm trying to understand the role of the question mark: is that to make it choose whichever is shorter of the possible matches?
Apr
25
comment 3D Revolve, but spaced out in a segment style in Illustrator
The restriction on posting images is a big pain... one way to work around it where the image is an important part of the question or answer is to upload the image to something like imgur directly then post a link to it.
Apr
25
comment Graphic design courses under a Creative Commons license?
re. the question itself: it's worth being aware that Creative Commons is bigger in the design world than open source (what with it being about media more than code), and can be used for open educational resources, so if you've been searching on "open source" and finding nothing, you could try creative commons instead.
Apr
25
comment Graphic design courses under a Creative Commons license?
No idea, seems like a good question to me. All I can guess is maybe people thought you meant courses on open source design software (e.g. Inkscape, Gimp) not courses that are themselves open source/creative commons, so got the wrong idea from the title, or (hopefully not) they're doing that thing of assuming that everyone hasn't researched their questions before asking. Maybe you could add a line like "The closest I can find is... but that doesn't work because..."?
Apr
24
comment Pointillism? Mosaic? Vector Bokeh?
@Christopher Cool, glad that helped. I originally edited the term into that other question, but didn't give any background because it wasn't so relevant there; I've added an answer here that explains the background a little bit.
Apr
18
comment How can I automate the process of cutting intricate shapes out of paper?
Hi Keagan, can you add to your answer a little on why you recommend the KNK in particular?