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Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Can you give examples where the specifics or what we want the readers to read from the visualization would lead us to choose to make the length of the side of a square proportional to the datum instead of the area of the square?
Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
+1 Very nifty graphic - thanks for that
Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Suppose the datum is 81. The if we use area the sides have length 9 giving an area of 81. If we do sides then they are of length 81 and the area is 6,561. 81 is not 4 times 9 and 6,561 is not 4 times 81. Where do you get 4 from?
Apr
21
revised Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Clarifying title after Randy's comment
Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
4 times? Isn't it the difference between linear and squared?
Apr
21
comment Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Not yet. Is it broad? I was hoping that the answer was definite (I'm assuming it's "area") but that folk here would have more graphic design and perceptual psychology knowledge to back that up.
Apr
21
asked Should either the area or the length of a square be proportional to the data that is being visualized?
Apr
17
awarded  Excavator
Apr
17
revised Is there any open-source alternative to Fontlab out there?
The question asks for open source alternatives to Fontlab Studio, but since the answer aims at a comprehensive list of font editors, including non-open source ones, it seems wise to include Fontlab Studio
Apr
17
suggested approved edit on Is there any open-source alternative to Fontlab out there?
Apr
7
accepted Fitting an object to an artboard in Adobe Illustrator
Apr
7
comment Fitting an object to an artboard in Adobe Illustrator
Thanks Scott - I'll just do it by sight rather than fretting about where the proper way to do it lives!
Apr
7
asked Fitting an object to an artboard in Adobe Illustrator
Mar
31
awarded  Custodian
Mar
31
reviewed No Action Needed How do I keep my floating action button from blocking other components?
Mar
31
awarded  Caucus
Mar
21
awarded  Yearling
Jan
12
comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
Interesting, but the uncanny valley is about things not quite looking like what they are trying to look like. (As an aside, I don't like the term as the other side of the valley is an act of faith. I'd prefer to call it the uncanny cliff.)
Dec
17
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
13
revised How to use alternative numerals in a font?
Adding screenshot to Rachel's answer