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Advice for report layout? [duplicate]

I'm an engineer who recently became a member of a county Grand Jury in California. For those who don't know what that means, it's a body of 19 people who - for a year - have the responsibility to ...
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How do you set a grid when you have a sidebar? [closed]

need to design a simple dashboard with a 240px sidebar menu for a 1440px screen size. The layout has to based on Bootstrap 4 Grid. So I set a grid with a gutter of 30px - but how do I determine the ...
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Flex-grow in Figma auto layout?

Say I have the following layout: ----Left Component--Central Component--Right Component--- The parent component has a fixed width. I'd like Figma to auto-resize the width of left component and the ...
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Can child elements be aligned top or bottom in Figma's auto layout?

I have a horizontal auto layout within which there are three elements: Icon Text Another Icon I made this screen recording that shows what I did. I'd like the text to be aligned top or bottom, but ...
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Are drop shadows on screen elements considered good UX, or distracting?

I have a business site with shadows around boxes, to give a bit of a 3D look. Our off-shore UX folks feel shadows should not be used. What is the general UX feeling about this? Are shadows ...
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Post-processing inDesign layouts? When to transfer to photoshop, illustrator, and in what order?

I know that there are a lot of similar questions on this topic and at the end of the day, it is a flexible process that really just comes down to personal preference, but I'm seeking some insight. I ...
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Is there a formula/method to center objects when software centering appears visually “off”?

Imagine a group of objects, type and elements. If I use software to "align on centers", visually the topmost element appears off center due to the weight of other elements. It's not off center. It's ...
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Batch join PDF files, layout for cutting

I have 20,000 PDF files which is a mail merge of post card files. (Front has unique QR code, back has address.) Our printer requires artwork on 11x17 with cut marks. So my task is to layout each set ...
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Image fitting in minimal space

Is there any way to orgazine certain images to fit in a document occupying the minimal space possible? Like this: The images would be in a PNG format, to count transparent areas as free space to ...
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Visibility not working correctly in LayOut

I am having a lot of problems trying to manage visibility in Sketchup's LayOut. Supposedly a scene is supposed to store the visibility settings, but this does not seem to be true. For example, I ...
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How do I get a point value using pixels and pixel density?

I'm designing a project in Filemaker Pro (FMP). When designing my layout I can select "point" values for my custom screen sizing. I have no idea how to get these values. I have a Google Pixel 3 XL ...
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Making a grid for a real world design

I'm trying to build an art exhibition that fits into a 5x5 meter square. I have rectangular boxes that I want to set up in a pattern. So I want to make a grid that's made out of rectangles on my ...
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Usage of blank space in trade banner and text-positioning

and thanks for your continued feedback on my trade banner that I am creating for my friend pro-bono. I've consolidated all the feedback from to create the below: Stucturing information on this trade ...
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Stucturing information on this trade show banner

Problem I'm working on a new banner for a trade show. I want it to fulfill two aims: communicate to the passerby the benefits of using the service (its a platform that lets people build ...
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Grid system resources for 1920*1080 grid

I just read this great book with extensive documentation of grid systems for print. However I want to create a document that will be displayed on screen in landscape mode (1920*1080) but didn't ...
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Aligning objects in Illustrator does not produce expected result [duplicate]

I believe I am an expert Illustrator user, but I've never seen this weird behavior before. The Align setting is set to "Align to Selection". However when I click "Horizontal Align" or "Vertical Align"...
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What are the most annoying technical challenges doing Layout Design?

Would love to know what your main pain points are? Specifically in: Laying out each page, after you've designed the main spreads. How do you organize the text changes with the client after you've ...
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What is the difference between figures illustration and images?

It is mainly the term "figure" here that I question. Here is the source: http://condor.depaul.edu/dsimpson/pers/typography.html The author of the page seems to distinguish these terms: Figures, ...
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why have odd numbers of logical pixels in an inch, such as ppi of 96?

I was just looking up the definition of pixel coordinates for the flutter framework. You specify sizes in logical pixels. There are 96 logical pixels in an inch, which translates to roughly 38 pixels ...
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Does Facebook’s 20% rule apply to sharing images on posts?

I'm the social media designer for the company I work at, and most of our images are just used for posts. I've been asked to follow the 20% rule and have even been asked once or twice to make the text ...
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How large can 6 equal squares be on 11x17 paper?

Mathematically challenged here... I’d like to print 6 equal-size square images on an 11x17 page. The square images will then be cut from the page. Could someone tell me how large the squares can be if ...
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How can I place the product on a social media post better?

(The Logo in corner and product label is hidden for privacy reasons) When I finalized the design, I got the feedback that the product (the grey thing in bottom left) isn't fitting well. (Image 1). So ...
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From where should I start learning about layout & composition? [duplicate]

I am new to visual design and have already read dozens of articles about color, typography and other related things. But I can't understand how to use the elements and principles to create a ...
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How to generate a perfect cube map?

Ok, Ive found many T shaped cube map generators online, however I have a Unity game wherein I need a linear cube map for a skybox, like this in the bottom left: Ive done this using a skybox I already ...
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Why are designs not done with a perfectly aligned grid and layout? [closed]

Why do so many designs have the grid and layout misaligned: Instead of having the Grid and Layout aligned: The majority of projects I have downloaded from sketch resources website, don't even use ...
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Designing a webpage for cake customization

I am developing the website of a bakery where the client wants to offer different customization options for the various layers of a cake, namely, frosting, filling, etc. The design that i came up ...
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What's wrong with my designs? [closed]

I designed almost 90% of the products on this website. We are not getting sales. Aside from marketing and sales strategy. What do you think is wrong with my designs?
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Recommended size for chrome extension popup

What from the perspective of UX should be ideal size of chrome extension popup window for an extension which will allow users to add the visited site to their bookmark collect and then add tags or a ...
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Sketchup Pro: How do you export a file from Layout into Sketchup?

Problem I was wondering how I would be able to import objects made in layout to SketchUp. I import it as a DWG/DXF file, and then tried to open it in SketchUp, however, I get the following message: ...
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How to deal with “poor design” client feedback

I was commissioned to design a website for a cruise ship/boat that has 7 restaurants on board. The client provided a reference for their competitor which is Pier88group. I went ahead and designed an ...
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Fill a shape with random layout of rectangles

I would like to know if there is a way to generate layouts like on the picture below. What I would like to do is create a few different ones like this, but each should be different and unique. Each ...
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Page Animation Transition Questions [closed]

I'm new to this forum, and am really looking for advice on how to animate my website. At the moment I've stuck with snap transitions and some loading text, but I feel I could do better. My current ...
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How do you distribute multiple elements equidistantly in a radial configuration?

Like we distribute elements horizontally or vertically -- how would you do that radially in Illustrator (my version is CC 2018). This is my specific problem (working on a Wikipedia redesign concept (...
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Positioning logo's of different sizes inside rectanlge

I have a bunch of logos of different proportions that need to be positioned inside a rectangle. I can do this by hand so the layout is not as chaotic as it would be with a center/fit placement. Is ...
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Multiple view in Photoshop : different layers visible for live modification (without Smart Objects)

I'm working with non-destructive layers in PS CC. I have a stack of three layers where each layer outputs to the next one in the stack (1st layer outputs to the 2nd which outputs to the 3rd). I'd ...
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Generate layers positions in Photosop

How I can generate grid/layout guides with positions of all layers in photoshop and save it? I would like to look like this, but for all elements in document. If it is not possible to generate, how I ...
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Tiling in InDesign: See guides where the page will be cut?

I am using InDesign (for the first time) to create a big scientific poster that will be printed on several A3 sheets. To achieve this, I am intending to use the automatic "tiling" function that can ...
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Is it possible to apply a right side master to a left side page in InDesign?

Is there any way to apply a right side master in a spread to a left side page? If not, is there a way to split all master page spreads into single master pages, so they can be applied to both right ...
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Text columns in Sketch

Is it possible to set text in columns like you can in InDesign? I can't find anything online about this.
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Is there a rule for line-breaking a name designation?

I've searched, but to no avail. Is there a rule (or what is your opinion) on line-breaking a person's designations? Sometimes client's have many designations which extends the line making it very ...
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Can you mix two documents in one book?

I am translating a book from latin and want to put the translation on the next page (parallel text edition) keeping different footnotes for each document. I have two documents in one book, latin.indd ...
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How to fine-tune the position of a point in SketchUp LayOut?

I created multiple curves for doing drawing with picture match (Btw, Use LayOut do picture match is much easier than SketchUp). I've read this help page, but they didn’t say how to fine-tune a axis ...
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Contextual shapes in margin calculation

I am having a doubt regarding margins in this project I am realizing. Should i consider these triangular shapes when calculating margins, or should I imagine a blank page as I am doing now? Sometimes ...
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InDesign: Multi-column text frame

I have a text frame as wide as the document. It's divided by 12 columns (settings of the frame itself). How can I set a line to a range of e.g. 10 columns? There are only the options 2/3/4.
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Is there any universal grid division rule to use in any format?

I've been wondering if there's a universal grid structure to use regardless of format/page size/proportions? While researching online or reading professional books i usually can see that there are a ...
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What is the best practices/ethics to follow as a graphic designer to avoid silly mistakes?

I have been working as graphic designer quite, but I have this issue that I can assure that there will be something left or error in final design or layout. And I will get to realize that when the 100 ...
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Deciding On Inside Margins For A Perfect-bound Book

What factors should guide my decision on adding extra inside margins when preparing a book for perfect binding? I'm working on a book that will be perfectly bound. It's a budget job, so I'm using an ...
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Intentionally Left Blank Pages In InDesign

I have an inDesign document with a number of intentionally blank pages, for example one so that the Contents page is recto etc. I would like to to flag those pages somehow for anyone else that works ...
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Horizontally centering left aligned text visually on multiple pages

I am working on a book of poems. I need to make sure that the (left aligned) text running within each page is centred on the longest line. As far as I am aware there is no mechanism for doing this ...
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Intelligent Headers And Subheaders In Indesign

I am working on a book of poems. Each poem has a title and some poems also have a dedication below the title (basically a sub header). I would like my Poem Title paragraph style to include a double ...