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Sep
10
comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
@Ryan I think I was very clear. If you want to increase retention by making it harder and more annoying to read your text, good luck convincing people to read your text in the first place. Unless you can pay people to read your text like those researchers did, you're probably not in a good position as a designer with this approach. To me it also has a moral dimension, like using repulsive images for advertising but that's not even the point here.
Sep
9
comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
@Ryan Or let me put it this way, if you have to torture your reader into understanding and remembering your text, you're not only Doing It Wrong™, in the real world you're also dealing with the serious risk that someone might not become your reader in the first place.
Sep
9
awarded  Critic
Sep
9
comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
@Ryan That's just like the study that showed that you are less likely to fall on stairs that are irregular because you have to pay attention like hell. I'm really really glad architects saw the madness in this kind of argument and didn't adopt horror movie staircases.
Sep
9
comment What is wrong with Comic Sans?
"This study demonstrated that student retention of material [...] can be significantly improved in naturalistic settings by presenting reading material in a format that is slightly harder to read." If that's what you call an "effective font" then yeah, it's indeed effective in making things hard to read.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
16
comment How to align an object relative to nodes of another object in Inkscape?
"Break apart" was exactly the function I was searching for. That recombination step is optional for my case but it's good to know!
May
16
accepted How to align an object relative to nodes of another object in Inkscape?
May
16
comment How to align an object relative to nodes of another object in Inkscape?
Wouldn't that align the nodes to the object and not the other way around? But of course it's a good idea and easily adapted: just use the x value of the nodes, copy them to the vertical segment and use it to align the text.
May
16
asked How to align an object relative to nodes of another object in Inkscape?
Apr
28
awarded  Caucus
Apr
2
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
30
comment How to get smooth transitions between colors while keeping sharp edges?
I don't know where you get the source images from but if you have a way to produce a waveform with the color distribution you want but without any white area left (maxed out everywhere), you could blur that and put the white from the image you have now as a layer on top. That way you wouldn't dilute any colors with white as you do now.
Feb
27
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
26
awarded  Commentator
Nov
26
comment How do I remove the alpha channel from the air spray filter in Inkscape?
@Moss Yes, it needs to be pretty exact ... and also, I'm all thumbs with a mouse.
Nov
23
comment How do I remove the alpha channel from the air spray filter in Inkscape?
@Moss But how would I make that follow an exact path?
Nov
19
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
14
comment How to colorize a layer with semi transparent borders to a specific color in GIMP?
@esauvisky Maybe you should post the icon you actually want to manipulate then. As you can see, for the example you had it worked pretty much perfectly.