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Navbar isn't displaying after integrating it into site with pure CSS parallax effect

So I've run into a problem involving pure CSS parallax in combination with a fixed navbar that changes size when the page begins to scroll or returns to the top. Each of the two parts work ...
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How can I as a Front End Web Developer take advantage of tools like Photoshop?

So quite often I read that using Photoshop or something equal as a Web Developer can help a lot in actually making a concept of the Page and or moving stuff around more quickly to see how it looks, ...
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Alternative to Flash MX with HTML5

I want to make an autorun for a CD/DVD, and my preference to do that is HTML5, But also Flash is acceptable. Previously I used to do that with Flash MX, Which created Flash files dynamically and ...
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Steps to to handing off designs to engineers

I work as a UX/UI Designer at a small startup right now. My background is in design with some front end work. I'm not sure our process for handing off files to developers is the most efficient and ...
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Steps to becoming a Web Designer without writing code?

I'm a senior back-end developer. I have a sister who's a designer, and she really struggles to get to the end of the month. I see how successful web designers can be in agencies and software companies ...
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Layouts for website in Photoshop looking 30% bigger [duplicate]

I'm going through a nightmare! I designed a whole website and it is 30% bigger than it should be. I created a whole website layout with Photoshop that it was sent to the developer. I've worked with ...
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Layouts for website 30% bigger. Could the problem be related to dpi?

I created multiple layouts for a whole website with 150dpis. I sent the layout to the developer and when I got the site back it was horrible. The fonts were very big. The images too. The sizes are 30%...
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Hero image size and optimize [duplicate]

Size: What size would be good for Hero image in pixels length and weight for both laptop and desktop? Desktop images are more rectangular and the mobile device square images, this needs to be ...
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Dimensions for designing a website

I have three related questions: When it comes to deciding on the dimensions for responsive web design, who calls the shots at a digital agency? Is it the visual designer, developer, product owner or ...
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What colour space does a browser use?

Please correct me if I'm misunderstanding anything here - I think I understand that a hex value of #AE0000 is meaningless without knowing what colour space it refers to. If I write that in CSS as a ...
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Are there any platforms on which we can keep our Psd's and AI file safe and also for sharing purpose?

I am looking for some platforms on which I can keep my heavy PSDs and other AI files safe. Also, I want to be able download them later when I want. How do design companies share files? Through ...
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What are the best font-paring and complimentary accent color for a brand that uses Old English font and dark blue (#001d3b)?

I have a project developing a web app for a school which it's brand and identity using Old English MT font and color #001d3b (dark blue in the image). The problem I'm having and currently bugs me is, ...
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What can good artists do to become good designers (web & app)?

I'm working towards a career change. I'm a good artist, but I've found that this does NOT translate into being a "good designer". Recently I took on a couple of jobs to test the water. I did two logo ...
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How (or will) using black and white version of logo on main site be contra-productive?

A company I work for is in process of making a new website. Management wants to use only black and white version of our logo which primarily is colored. The website will have a very minimalistic ...
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Live Paint work for a responsive website?

Do vector drawings colored in with Illustrator's Live Paint work as expected for use in a responsive website?
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Top Naviagation Sizing and File Format

I would like some suggestions regarding the sizing of banners- will be homepage and other pages of website. I understand that if I have a designer/illustrator save top banner images as a vector file ...
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How should a web programmer learn to design websites? [duplicate]

I worked at an agency coding websites for some time. I got very good, to where I could code entire websites from scratch in less than a day. The agency had a separate department for graphic design, ...
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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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Photograph of text looks blurry when small on website but when enlarged looks crisp?

I am editing some photos for a website that has text in it, when I upload them onto the site the text looks blurry, but when I pop the images open to being larger the text looks crisp and I am not ...
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Critique my amateur website

I'm new to this stack but have spent a lot of time on Stack Overflow. I'm a computer science student who's recently gotten into web development and I'm working on a personal website. This is the ...
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Designing for text heavy content.

I'm a junior UI/UX designer and I'm struggling to design websites in our company because the content team is tasked to do 200-300 word sections in the home page. The content will look like this.. -...
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Colors of design are perceived as boring, how can this be improved?

I'm working with the same colors all the time and I want to try to make it more interesting. I think the colors are getting boring but I can't just add another color without making it ugly or weird. ...
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Help Me Find a Matching Font for My Logo [closed]

I have designed the logo below for a social network and am looking to put the name "UMMATI" beside it. I'm trying to decide on a font that looks good beside it and to decide whether the text should be ...
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web banner that needs to be sized 469x60 pixels

Designing a web banner that needs to be sized 469x60 pixels. I am using Photoshop and everything looks blurry. I tried creating it 4x larger and then downsizing but it is still blurry. From what I ...
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It is recommended to put the main image below the bio info in your profile?

I am not an expert in interface design (just if you think my question is bad). I am designing my own web site where I share my work and add some info about myself. On the main page: it is ...
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Mesure lineheight and margin bottom in one Photoshop textfield

What is your approach for measuring the lineheight + margin in a Photoshop file where the text is in one textfield. So H1, h2, h2-sub are all in one textfield. What is the fastest way for this, when ...
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What do you think of puzzle backgrounds? Maybe old-fashioned? [closed]

please take a look to this fast wireframe: It comes from a web designer I work with. We are discussing it, because I perceive the puzzle background as somewhat, don't know, something not modern, ...
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Client asking me to copy another website layout and effects but not content. What point is it copyright infringement?

I know very similar questions have been asked but couldn't find insight on a situation as similar to mine. A (very good) client that I don't want to drop wants me to mimic another website's layout and ...
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How can I keep the user attention on the main content without changing the sidebar?

I'm working to make a layout of a portfolio website. The website will have a side navebar, which will collapse in the mobile view. What I'm trying to achieve is to keep the user's attention in the ...
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Material Design Assets

I've got a question about Material Design assets. In my work I'm supposed to do visualisation of a simple web app. My core tool is Illustrator and the requirement for this site is to be consistent ...
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Is there a feature to export a layout with dimensions?

I'm creating a layout for a website with Affinity Designer. Is there a feature in Affinity Designer (or Photoshop/Illustrator) to somehow export a design generating all dimensions into the target file,...
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Is there a canonical way of representing parallax backgrounds in a wireframe?

I am currently working on several wireframes / mockups. The product I am designing will have a landing page with a parallax. What is the correct way of representing this in a wireframe? So far, I ...
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Header container alignment with the body container

I always have this dilemma of choosing whether to align the navigation/header container with the content/body container. here are two example images that shows what I am talking about. I outlined the ...
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Pairing the “Learning Curve” font

I'm trying to find a good pairing for the Learning Curve font, to use in a website. This particular font is used in the client's logo. I must convey a stylish and elegant mood, and I've tried to pair ...
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SVG for Web — possible to use clipping via CSS without a clipPath?

I'm not too well versed (yet?) in using SVG for the web. What I do know is that simple shapes are better than complex paths, if at all possible (due to simple points versus pathing points). Because of ...
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Screensize vs viewport – what canvas size should I use / choose?

ScreenSize (layout viewport) – interpretated as background, which user can observe the moment browser window loads content, including scrollbar (17px for Chrome) oriented vertically on the right side ...
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Looking for website examples for a drag and drop style widget

I'm designing a site and they want me to add the functionality to drag and drop different data to be displayed to the client in different ways. For example, bar charts or line charts. I'm having ...
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How to resize all the layers?

I'm working with a graphic designer who doesn't know how to design for the web, I can't blame her, she's not a web designer. She keeps sending me pictures and PSDs that seem too big, I do my ...
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Smart home design feedback

I would like some feedback for my design. It is in german because we are situated in a german speaking part of the world. Back story, it's a website which will guide a customer with smart home ...
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Building “HTML5 PSD files from comps”

I'm applying for a gig and one of the requirements is "Experience building ... HTML5 PSD files from comps". Can someone expand on what is meant by "HTML5 PSD files from comps"? I understand what ...
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RYB or RGB when designing for the web?

After reading this article, I started to question if I should be designing websites taking into account the RGB wheel instead of the RYB. What wheel should I be using for color selection for website ...
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Ideal range of brightness and saturation for background color of a website?

I'm developing a website and I'm thinking about the background color saturation and brightness. I've read that too saturated and bright colors would strain the eye if not immediately after a while. ...
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Why are title images so often distorted? [closed]

Example. I've read somewhere it's because people upload them in too high resolution and the browsers' scaling programs aren't perfect. However, today I bumped into a distorted logo of equal size on ...
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Optical illusion caused by gradient. How can I avoid this effect?

I have a background image that is bright on one side and dark on the other. Below it I have a gray box. The issue is that the gray box appears to be diagonal instead of flat which I believe is caused ...
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How to reproduce this effect and what's its name? [duplicate]

I have been looking on project on behance and there are plenty of projects that show interfaces in a 3d way with depth and I can't find anything to reproduce something like this, so since I am not a ...
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Maintaining curves within logo

I have the following logo... I need to adjust the "3" so that the curves used for the 3 are proportional and the same degree of arc as the other curves. Currently, the arcs within the 3 appear ...
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Doing website for a client but logo is not good quality

I'm doing a website for a client and they provided me the logos but, the logos all have a white background which I've tried to remove but I cannot. I use Canva to adjust the logos. The logos are ...
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Increase pixel density without changing image size (for web)

I want to save for web but I have jagged edges in my text when I zoom in. I was wondering how to increase the number of pixel per inch without changing the width and length of the image. When I use a ...
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Image on browser at 100% is pixelated, create image 200% and scale half size is sharp

How can I host an image at 100% size on the web and keep a sharp image? Is the web browser down sampling my images? If I create an image at 100% size (example 1000px wide), and display it naturally ...
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How to create complex CSS structures? [closed]

How do companies like Google, Facebook maintain their CSS files? I have looked at some of them and they are really huge, even with their names all scrambled? How do they manage to create so complex ...