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I need a font like this but don't know which terms to look for

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Which font's digits resemble Nixie tube digits?

One family I've recently noticed is the TT Chocolates and the Extra Light looks pretty close to what you need, but note the '1' in the image below is replaced with an uppercase 'i' (as suggested by ...
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How can I start to learn web development?

The best way to learn how to create websites and applications is to actually do it, meaning you should create projects, and to do it all the time. This short video conveys the emotions of a newcomer ...
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I need a font like this but don't know which terms to look for

If you are looking for a font which specific features, I would recommend using font identification apps/sites based on the traits you have in mind. In your case, it would be helpful to upload your ...
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How to get children active in graphic design?

A tablet is nice. But my answer is a bit different: Take him or her to exhibitions Let him or her touch sculptures Let your kid draw (with pen and pencil) or ok, at the computer too, a real life-...
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Where are some good places to find royalty free stock images?

2016 Creative Commons CC0 license & Public Domain: Sites that exclusively list images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons CC0 (or equivalent) license. Pixabay Pexels Unsplash ...
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Which font's digits resemble Nixie tube digits?

You can try some version Bernhard Gothic. This is Extra Light: It's not free and clearly it has different curves than the tube photo. I guess in your application idea the whole presentation with ...
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Layperson friendly software or filetype for editable/formatted form?

Tell your client "no". This is why you are hired. Would you ask a chef for his/her recipes so you can "make this on your own"? Would you ask an architect to make plans you can &...
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Tips and resources for beginning designers

Think critically about designed objects around you Nearly everything in the man-made environment has some sort of design behind it, whether it’s a graphic, a website, or a fashion accessory. Notice ...
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Recommended practice to improve illustrating skills?

Practice, practice, and more practice is the overall message here. But it must be meaningful. When I say that I mean setting achievable goals either on a daily basis or weekly (draw one icon, draw one ...
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How to find a professional designer

If you want a professional logo, hire a professional designer. Do not use one of the $99 logo web sites. If you want a quality logo, you want to be able to work directly with a designer so that ...
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What are strategies for implementing drawing tablet into workflow?

First, there's no right or wrong way to set things up. It really all comes down to what you prefer. And it may take a few weeks to discover what works best for you. I often tell new tablet users to ...
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Can logo designers use free resources or elements from free image websites in their designs?

The long and short if it is, it's about legal issues. Logos need to often be trademarked or registered. Using free resources often means the designer does not own the rights to the free item. So, ...
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How to get children active in graphic design?

My experience is the exact opposite of Lucian I guess, myself starting with (web)design related things at the age of 8. (Now 24) My neighbour gifted me a copy of Paint Shop Pro, and without tutorials ...
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Tips and resources for beginning designers

A few points to keep in mind: Every design solves a problem Stop thinking about the design in terms of "How do I make this pretty?" and start thinking about it in terms "How do I make this as easy ...
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Creating an .ico file with multiple sizes - web application

If you do it yourself use gimp.org. like Adobe Photoshop, but free. Photoshop does not come with a way to combine a .ICO file or to create it. You can purchase a plugin, but it is risky and Photoshop ...
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Free vector graphic images, for commercial use

2016 Creative Commons CC0 license & Public Domain: Sites that exclusively list images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons CC0 (or equivalent) license. Public Domain Vectors ...
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How to reinforce intuitive design decisions?

It's tough to imagine a website or game that could do this effectively. Even in school it seems there are only "hard" answers (i.e. right or wrong) for the most obvious examples, and the rest is ...
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How to get children active in graphic design?

The short answer..... You don't. Graphic design is about balance, proximity, white space, interaction, etc. These are things a child is still developing a sense for. You can't push a child to ...
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What are the key principles that effective designs share?

The key principles of effective design Communication is above all the forefront of effective design. Graphic Design by nature is about communicating an idea. Regardless of medium this is the de facto ...
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Can logo designers use free resources or elements from free image websites in their designs?

First, most things in existence are copies of some idea or other. The skill to pick, search and match are worth while design skills*. In fact its often better to pick out things than to succumb to the ...
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Steps to becoming a Web Designer without writing code?

There are two very important factors I see.... To be good at design, one must understand production. I think that even if you can't "code" you need to know what is and is not possible and ...
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Unorthodox question, but I need help knowing where these images came from

There are thousands of similar — and possibly identical — icons on the Noun Project website.
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Layperson friendly software or filetype for editable/formatted form?

To answer objectively, you can attempt this with Google Slides, Figma or Canva, which are sort of cloud-based, Powerpoint-similar apps. The client would still need to sign up and get used to the ...
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Introductory books on graphic design

I am not going to give you a massive list of resources, but as a basic understanding of graphic elements, I will recommend first: Visual Grammar by Christian Leborg I also think that seasoned ...
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Introductory books on graphic design

Here are the steps you should take at this point: Obtain and read "The Non-Designer's Design and Type Books" by Robin Williams. This is the book I consistently recommend to anyone in your situation ...
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I need a font like this but don't know which terms to look for

If you would like to try a decent FREE font exchange go to http://www.dafont.com/. You can type in the actual letters you want to see in the fonts they have listed. They have it grouped very well and ...
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Guide to typsetting code for non-programmers

Maybe the real point is that code should not really be typeset the way people understand typesetting. So when putting code into a document it should be put there verbatim, as in all spaces, tabs, ...
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What resource to learn about the psychological effects of typography?

I don't think Psychology is the proper search term to associate what you're looking for in relation to your line(s) of questioning here in graphicdesign.stackexchange. Rather than Psychology of ...
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Type foundries which allow free test version downloads

Actually you can find some on MyFonts.com using the advanced search to filter out demo versions. Currently finds a little over 1000 fonts. The search returns families of fonts, but within those ...
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