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Of the original "web-safe" (that is, as close to universal as you'll get on the Web) sans-serifs (Arial, Impact, Tahoma, Trebuchet MS, Verdana), Verdana tends to get the most love. It's well-designed and is designed to be readable on the screen. It was designed by Matthew Carter, a respected typeface designer, and the design itself is pretty original, so it ...


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The quick and easy solution is using a PSD mock-up template. There are a lot of options available on Pixeden, such as this free one: Psd Business Card Mock-Up Vol 1 I made this in Photoshop using that template: Here is one that is available for purchase that is a little closer to the one you linked: Psd Business Card Mockup Vol7


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I completely realize this is hypothetical, but that head appears to have been specifically created to correlate to the uterus. It's neither strong nor dominant in my view. I would not be comfortable presenting that animal head as being "strong and dominant". To address the unspoken issue.... I feel that people are always going to see things in your art ...


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Control reactions with your pitch As a designer you should have a presentation/pitch deck ready to lead your clients through your vision and design choices. That being said if you didn't have one or use something similar to layout where you came from in your designs, you can mitigate the questions by then explaining your process and apologizing for any ...


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I, personally, always brand presentations with the client branding. That way the client gets an overall sense of the proposed design. In fact, my company branding is reduced to monotone and minimal so as to not distract from the proposed client branding. I'm trying to sell the client, not promote my brand in such materials.


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Off-hand I'm thinking knots. (image from http://www.math.buffalo.edu/) Knots offer a wide array of complexity degrees. From the simple square knot to some very complex, multi-line, knots. And the multi-line knots could be used to show integration between different languages if needed. These could be used or integrated into a design to show the complexity ...


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You're asking a very broad question but I will try to help you in the best way possible. Creating a logo for a business card? Design business card with client information Buy card stock typically 100lb. Run said card stock through printer Set reg. marks and print the business card (print more than one in case there is a print issue or you mess up cutting) ...


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Always Listen First.. Ovaryraptor said it well. Controlling your reaction keeps a positive perception of you intact. If you can't tell by the image, it's the opposite gender you're dealing with. This design/layout was completely function oriented and based on the property layout. (it's a stormwater detention pond with a recreation path around it.) At no ...


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Good presenters are fun to listen to, with any slides being used being the 'extra' bits of spice to make it all interesting. Poor presenters read their slides verbatim which is a) boring, as people can typically read the slides faster than the presenter can read them and b) pointless, since you can just read the slides...no need for the presenter being ...


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I'm guessing people in general appreciate clean and easy access to information. My personal experience is that I've always spent some time designing my presentations (I used to be a researcher), and I always received really good feedback for them being "different" and pleasing to the eye. Also, some of the best seminars I remember used great infographics. ...


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Steer clear of the original "safe" fonts: Verdana, Arial, Times, Tahoma, whatever. There are more flexible fonts available now, designed for today's quality display panels. Work smarter and start using Google presentations (via Drive), where you have access to the myriad fonts available on Google fonts. Not only do you get a reliable set of awesome fonts, ...


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InDesign is a great tool for creating presentations in Acrobat, and it's used that way quite a bit. Page transitions are baked right in (when you export to Interactive PDF). The kind of transition you're asking about are done easily enough just by setting up consecutive pages and transitioning from one to the other. To the viewer, the items will simply ...


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If your presentation is a printed material, personally I draw a wireframe or the end design proposal and annotate it with comments and explanations. and I do present all possible interaction like so - for example. if you have a pulldown menu or a mega menu in the top navigation bar for example, I render a file having the nav bar with one opened menu item. ...


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This really depends on your workflow. Keep in mind that lots of web designers these days forego the use of any graphic software and design directly in their browser. That way, you present your designs in a browser, where they will end up. Clear an concise. If you do use static mockups in any part of your workflow, you could always create a small dynamic ...


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Your question is why I suggest coding in the browser (reference: What are the steps in designing a website?). The best way to display interactivity in a site, app, or anything is the medium it is to be used in. I'm not saying completely develop the site and deliver it. What I am saying is you can deliver stages in the design/development process: Simple (...


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I once attended a logo unveiling for a huge client, presented by a somewhat famous 'human interface designer' or some self-styled title. He had designed a number of things in various forms (though not logos), and considered himself a rockstar (don't most Creative Directors though?) I always considered him a bit of a tool, and as we were kind of competitors, ...


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If the presentation needs to be done in Powerpoint, I wouldn't try to use a different platform. As you mentioned, your client might want to change things, so the format should be a popular and easy to edit one. Since re-usability seems to be an important point here, I would consider preparing a Powerpoint template for your client. A template contains ...


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If you are dealing with one specific, old or poorly calibrated projector, Joojaa is right, you may want to use a profile to simulate it on your monitor. But if you are producing presentations for a number of different projectors, each with their own quirks and colour biases, I would recommend designing with the following in mind: 1. Avoid bright greens. I ...


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Per Cai's comment here is the link to Google's help page: Change the size of your slides - Docs editors help Once the ratio is known just trim your images to match.


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In my experience it can be quite confusing for the customer if a presentation uses the design company's own branding. There might be a clash of styles and it can seem little smug and out of place to show of your own branding at a presentation. On the other hand, using the proposed branding for the presentation itself can also get messy. Especially at the ...


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Please don't take offense to this, but when a coder is proud of the complexity of his/her code (like your sentence says "wow this code is sooo complex"), most of the time it is a sign of a really bad design. I say this because it's what I have experienced in my 14 years of professional programming. It's easy to write code that is complex and more difficult ...


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I would suggest Prezi. It is a different way of presenting stuff, but I believe it is much, much better than PP, in that it has large potential for creative and - most importantly - memorable and comprehensive presentations. Warning. rant. Here is the gigantic trouble with traditional powerpoint and similar presentations: It is linear, and linear only. It ...


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There are some great online tools that you can make presentations on. The big advantage is that they are responsive across multiple platforms, so users can view the slides from the phone, tablet, or computer. Some I've come across that don't use Flash (like Prezi does) include Slides.com - My personal favorite of this list because of it's navigation system ...


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It may depend on what do you mean by complexity. If your code has a lot of nesting constructs and loops, perhaps you can first properly indent the code, and then replace the actual lines of code by rectangles, as to visualize the indentation and nesting. Some especially interesting parts could be done in another color, and made into active links, so you ...


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The way I see it you have three choices. Do a presentation template using: Photoshop/Illustrator 3D Software Photography That's actually not so hard to do if you have some Photoshop/Illustrator or 3D Modeling/Rendering technical skills or if you have a good camera go analogical ... and then edit the images in order to place you content on them. My ...


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There seems to be recent trend towards creating animated GIFs of UI interactions (a quick search on Dribbble will reveal more). I imagine a lot of those are put together using After Effects. InVision recently posted an article outlining how they do this inhouse. While I can understand the appeal of these kinds of deliverables (they're en-vougue, they look ...


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In context By that, a logo is rarely sitting all by itself. It's usually part of a bigger presentation--be it on a web page, business card, side of a truck, etc. So, I try and show the logo as it would be used. As to what that specifically is, it all depends on the client. Some clients will get an emailed PDF of a mocked up business card. Some clients may ...


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There is a preset out there for sketch which will target a given element (mockup) and transform your layout onto that mockup, allowing for very fast concept-to-mockup production - it's called "angle" and I've found it pretty effective. https://designcode.io/angle It includes a huge library of both target mockup devices and angles and of common screen ...


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There is no way to convert a PSD, into a PowerPoint. What you do is you export your graphics assets as PNG to use in PowerPoint. Try to actually bring assets such as logos as fonts if possible. Consider that vector content does not always work so well in PP unless it was created in PP*. It is better if you do most of the designing in PowerPoint itself. ...


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It depends what your slides are used for and where they will be used. Some projects using slides are meant to be projected on a giant screen; the titles and texts need to be very clear, big, readable and have enough room to not look too busy. In this case, bold, dark, and big is better yes. Make sure there's lot of contrast, and avoid busy backgrounds. If ...


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