Littlemad
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New generation of Save icon that is not a "disk"?
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I am really interested in the graphical solution of this question, but I really believe that when a standard is globally accepted, you will never lose that standard even if doesn't mean anything ...

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Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette/color scheme around colors I select?
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You need to read about a good book of color theory to understand at least the general principle, for example on what is Primary and Secondary color, Complementary colors etc... otherwise you will not ...

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What is the single most influential book every designer should read?
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Universal Principles of Design

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How Should One Modulate White Space?
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It depends on the media that you are using, the audience and the amount of information that you have to display, and the relevance that you want to give. More a page is cluttered, and less is easy to ...

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How often is the Golden Ratio actually used in modern design?
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Using golden ratio it is a good practice, because it is a constant proportion, but at the same time it increase in exponential matter, becoming interesting respect to other proportions. You shouldn't ...

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What are some good resources for web page composition?
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The question can have a quite wide answer that needs days and days of studying, but I'll give a try on something short. You have to design your layout following an invisible grid, like in paper so on ...

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Are Macs preferable to PCs for handling graphics software?
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I do not think that nowadays it is particularly true any more about Mac better than PC for graphic design. You do not have to have a Mac to be a Graphic Designer. PC & MAC have same potential in ...

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How to direct users eyes on a website
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It is all matter of balance between size, color and alignment. With experience you will know what and when use those tricks to attract attention. Luckily on the website we can track this attention and ...

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Is there a standard width for designing web page mockups?
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Short answer: 775x400 for 800x600, and for 1024x768 use 1000x500. Long answer: You cannot ever be sure that your presentation it will look right on your client computer (it could have a different ...

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Web Safe Alternative to Myriad Pro Font?
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You have various choices: One day in the future you could use @font-face loading any font that you want (which license is free to distribution). If you use it only for titles, you could use the SIFR ...

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How Should Adobe Bridge Be Used?
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I am answering only to put a different point of view: I never used because I do not find useful for my daily work (graphic/web design). It should be of help for the people that work everyday with ...

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Clean, simple CSS styles for text and table-heavy sites
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It all depends how is structured your html, to apply the right CSS style, the right colors and effect. Try to look here for some visual examples on this article and here there is the source file with ...

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What colors to choose for displaying blocks of texts on a colored background?
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that color of the background and of the text should have enough contrast to each other ... blue (#0000ff) text on red (#ff0000) background should be fine. Absolutely not! :D Your instinct it is ...

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Is there a trend away from left aligned web site designs?
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Yes the trend is more for centre design. In the past left align was more common when the screen where smaller (and a bit more difficult to achieve, you were using tables to create centre alignment). ...

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How can I start to learn web development?
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Best places for me about learning about web design (layout solutions, usability, graphics and technical solution) are those: look at all the website of the people that wrote articles in those ...

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What benefit does proper balance add to a design?
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A feeling of order and tidiness, that leads on a feeling of rightfull/good, and good readability. As human being we tend to give meaning to things, as well we tend to organise the caos that surround ...

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What are the correct set of principles of Design ?
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You can study each single principle in depth (it is useful), but the only way that you are to achieve good design: it is experience. 1) Trying to make something everyday, and make it judge by others (...

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Are there any specific composition rules for web design?
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When you design about composition it is good to learn from the classic graphic design info that you can find about print (for example Typography, Grids, Kerning, White-Space, Golden Ratio). They will ...

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How to figure out whats the width and height of a text box in Photoshop?
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Simply keeping open the Infobox panel, and having the settings of photoshop to deal with px measurement instead than cm/mm or inches.

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Web-based workflow solutions for graphic designers (hosted and self-run)?
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I never used anything to handle "Workflow management" that a good webemail could solve (like gmail, where I can add labels, or using google docs to store info or docs). I feel that if a client is not ...

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Drafting Designs - Do you start from paper first, or straight on the computer?
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There 3 ways to work: starting on paper starting using the software starting directly on the code (for web designer projects. There are people that are suggesting to start directly to code and not ...

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Illustrator or Photoshop for Vectorising/Tracing in Print Images?
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Anything that has to do with vectors, I use Illustrator. You can always later import the vectors in Photoshop if you need it.

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What web graphics formats to use?
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You should choose your image in base at the level of compression/quality you want to achieve. Web is all about speed in downloading information, and lesser is a size of an image, better it is for ...

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Unable to change text color in Photoshop
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There are 3 ways to change colour Select your text (editing selection) and change it from the left general toolbar of colour Select the layer where is the font, open the Character/Type window and ...

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Designing A Website from Scratch – Illustrator or Photoshop?
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If you need of "slicing" you can use directly Photoshop without go to Dreamweaver. There are 2 ways of slice in photoshop, automatically and manually by selecting the part of the graphic that you ...

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How do I get started with Adobe Illustrator?
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First thing that I do, I read the manual or the help of the software. Learning by what the people that made the software gave me it is a great step. Second thing, spend a lot of time on it, trying to ...

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How to create a tile with diagonal lines in Photoshop?
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Please look on google before asking a question, it is fairly easy one :) I do diagonals lines in three ways: Pixel by pixel Line tool Pen Tool

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How can I create a clipping mask using a contour group?
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I personally don't like masking in illustrator (because they are algorithm generated they are not really masks, and if they mask they create an insane ammount of extra code under the hood). Unless ...

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Importing SVG into Illustrator with proper viewBox size
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I know that this is not exactly the answer that you want, but I work mostly with SVG limiting his use with Illustrator because you can work easily directly with text. Illustrator add a lot of ...

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Where can I find examples of high contrast combinations for websites?
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Base your contrast on colors that have big difference in Tint and Saturation (background vs text), here ther eis a resrouce that explain the different kind of contrast. Do not base on Hue contrast, ...

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