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Aug
20
comment When does the designer pay for a reprint
Painful. The designer dropped the ball for sure. However, whoever signed off on the proofs is left holding the bag in this scenario. The good news is, no body uses QRs anyway ;-)
Aug
4
comment Is the use of a QR code worth the space it requires?
@Sam when you say massive usage, I assume you mean by companies printing them on various objects. But do you have stats that show actual end users engaging with them at a high rate?
Aug
3
comment How to insert a table in Sketch 3?
One of those growing pains us early switchers have the pleasure of working around. Good solution.
Jul
31
comment Is the use of a QR code worth the space it requires?
And one more issue with this argument: Tracking tokens on a url aren't a problem if they're masked by the shortened url, which of course, they should be.
Jul
31
comment Is the use of a QR code worth the space it requires?
Two problems here: 1) A QR is not a url shortener -- those are the handy little utilities that make QRs largely useless. 2) QRs are rarely easier than a proper short url because very few people have a reader installed on their phone, which means jumping to an app store before you can do anything.
Jul
30
comment Is the use of a QR code worth the space it requires?
@Ryan Print marketing. In order of volume: catalogs, mailer cards, brochures, in-store collateral, trade show displays, ... probably something else I'm forgetting. I don't have the hard #s now, but the catalogs got the highest response: less than a percent. Some codes were incentivized with offers, some were expanded info. Big surprise: offers worked better.
Jul
29
comment Is the use of a QR code worth the space it requires?
Possibly useful in catalogs. But if your print to web use case is big, wouldn't an easy way to enter item #s or prod names be more usable?
Jul
24
comment Drop caps for first paragraph in chapter in InDesign
It's a different style. That's what styles are for.
Jul
10
comment What are methods do you use for handling typography issues (Ill, ill, fi, ct, Th) without using ligatures?
Some ligatures (like fi) are very important at text sizes in some fonts. Typefaces can be designed to avoid the need, but that typically makes the f look odd.
Jul
10
comment What are methods do you use for handling typography issues (Ill, ill, fi, ct, Th) without using ligatures?
What ligature? How can you reasonably combine Ill without a script face?
Jul
1
comment Is it possible to online search for PDF vector images?
Why can't you use SVG? OpenClipArt has plenty of mediocre stuff without usage restriction.
Jun
30
comment What is the font used in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino logo?
This logo has been around a long time. Chances are it was created by hand by a branding agency. There's no lack of funding behind that one ;-)
Jun
26
comment How to adjust the thickness of a stroke in Sketch?
@CeceXX I added a bit of explanation. I needed practice with it myself (^‿- )
Jun
25
comment Client wants .ai file but it doesn't display correctly
I don't think sending source files is terrible. Many clients have been burned by designers who bail unannounced and can't get their assets updated. Having source files in an archive gives them a solution to move on. When they want to get in and play with your files because they don't trust you, you've got problems.
Jun
25
comment Resize artboard to content in Sketch
Unfortunately, this really is the best way to do it.
Jun
24
comment Why use Photoshop for Web Design
@DA01 we might be saying the same thing. I'm talking about the design development phase, where design tools shine. You design with the medium squarely in your sights. But just as I wouldn't break out an offset printer to do my print design or start my iOS app design by writing in Swift, I wouldn't start a web design in markup.
Jun
23
comment Why use Photoshop for Web Design
For the record, ignore everyone who tells you to do your designing in the browser. That's an engineer's view of the problem. It's the wrong approach and it will almost always result in a lesser product.
Jun
23
comment Why use Photoshop for Web Design
Be a good boy and don't use Photoshop for any kind of layout. Illustrator is fine. Sketch is quite good for UI. Some people still soldier along with Fireworks. But please don't use P'shop. @MaxTokman that's the strangest objection I've heard yet in this argument. Just don't do that -- problem solved.
Jun
19
comment What's the practical difference between a 'glyph' and a 'character'?
Typography came long before software engineering. Please do post here if you undertake the research and find the origins. My guess is that it will be sometime in the 17th century. Possibly as early as the first typographers in the mid 16th.
Jun
19
comment What's the practical difference between a 'glyph' and a 'character'?
Engineers use lots of words that don't align with precedents in other industries. Yours is one good example.