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What is the difference between layout and design?

I can't understand what is "design" and what is "layout" in terms of web design. I'm confused between layout and design. Can anybody can help me understand these matters? Thanks for reading my ...
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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 do I progress my design aesthetic beyond the linear minimalist style i use for everything?

I love the clean style but I feel like whenever I'm given a design project I research and I see all of these templates with these cool diagonals and curves. I want to utilize the style but I feel like ...
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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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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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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 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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Font that doesn't move when text is edited

What is the characteristic of a font called when each symbol has its own space and it cannot move the other symbols after changing. For example, if I have time in the format hour:minute:second, and ...
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Need opinions on the type of column

I am preparing some web CSS styles. I have this layout: For all thoose with a print design background, we can consider that we have some margins on the section (Red) and some internal colums with a ...
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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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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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Master pages with elements that are locked!

A friend of mine gave me an InDesign file which has A-Master page that has two elements on it, but when I try to copy the whole page, it only copies the elements that were added afterwards. The ...
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How to solve an issue of repetition in a layout?

UPDATED: ProKeys updated with new layout is available. You can check it out. Thank you! I did a recent redesign of ProKeys so as to minimize its space taking snippets. I changed this: Old layout (...
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Outside gutters in Sketch app

I'm setting up a layout grid in Sketch, and I'd like to adjust the outside gutter width. As I understand it, Sketch automatically calculates these outside gutters to be 50% of the width of the ...
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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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Layout vs Grid Problem

I have trouble understanding the relationship between Material Layout definitions and Material 8px grid system. When you place one above another, they don't match. So, what do I use the layout for? ...
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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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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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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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Photoshop multiple layers blending - save for web

Through photoshop web template i found one interesting problem with multiple layers blending. In the picture you can see screenshot of layout. Of course color is not part of it, just without color ...
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Why Bootstrap's grid gutters in the middle are twice as large as on the edges?

The Grid System of the popular Bootstrap Framework creates column grid where the gap in the middle between columns is twice as large as the edge margins: http://jsbin.com/baxunex/edit?html,css,output ...
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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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What design options can I go for when fitting a lot of content in a poster?

My boss has been wanting me to design a promotional poster that can be used for both 18x24in poster and a letter sized one page stand. I have been having trouble designing a layout that would work ...
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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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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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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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What makes this POS design look dated?

I'm trying to understand what makes this Point-of-Sale (POS) screen design look dated. Is it the 3D buttons, the colours, the layout, the font? And what would you do to make it look current? Not ...
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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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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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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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Different sized headers in MS Word letterhead template

I'm creating a letterhead template for MS Word 2016. I have set it up so that the first page has one image in the header, and any subsequent pages have a different image in the header. I did this ...
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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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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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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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Sketch: export artboard *including* layout grid

I'm working with a 12 column layout grid in sketch, which is great. However, when I export it, the grid is nowhere to be found! I need the grid to be visible in my png file, so that I can include it ...
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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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Rule of thumb for album creation: layout, colors, background

I wonder if there exist some rules of thumb to suggest good looking layout for albums. As some generally-accepted rules exist for photography (e.g. rule of thirds, etc.) to give a hint for a better ...
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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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MS Word — setting a section break so that it's fixed in one place

I'm creating a letterhead template for a client. I'm using a section break so that I can style the header on the first page so that it's different to the headers on all subsequent pages. My problem ...
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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 ...