Design is a broad term for something that has been created from a plan, there are thousands of types of design types (Web Design, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Etc.)

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When designing a website, how do you usually start?

In the past I've done some HTML, CSS and PHP coding, but I've only ever worked on things that were already "finished" and I've never started a website from scratch. However, I recently purchased a ...
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Should I bother to design web sites that can be viewed in 800x600 resolution?

How many people still use the old 800x600 resolution? Designing a site that can fit on the screen for this resolution is easy enough but when looking at the site on a high resolution screen it makes ...
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What do you look at when viewing competitors websites? [closed]

BradB's post has me thinking about competitors websites, what do you look at, and how long do you spend doing it? I thinking along the lines of content (how much, how well written), site structure, ...
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What is good URI design?

How should a good URI be designed? What are the factors to consider? What are the pros and cons of the variants? Factors that makes up a good URI Stability over time Short Give the user an idea ...
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As a non-designer what are some good sites/books/tutorials for learning web design?

My graphics skills are seriously lacking. I can see when something looks nice and when it doesn't but have a hard time coming up with anything myself given a blank slate. What should I do?
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What are the steps for starting a website from scratch?

Starting before design, before coding anything. What steps need to be taken to fully implement a working website? EDIT I mean both from a technical and a non-technical perspective.
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How to create great interfaces in PhotoShop, etc

Being a developer wanting to be a designer, I'm really interested in learning how to create top notch UI for websites, mobile apps, etc. However, I know nothing about PhotoShop or anything related to ...
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Are there services that specialize in converting design into layout?

Are there reasonably-priced services that will take a PSD design concept that was created by a local designer and generate at least a first take on decent HTML? I know what I want (content-first, ...
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What are the graphical and thematic trend cycles in web design?

I think web design is not different than any other technology aesthetic, and there are trends that form from successful standouts being copied, but through a slight overcompensation, which then builds ...
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Whatchamacallit: You know how there are breadcrumbs and sliders and whatnot

What do you call it when a web site (especially corporate/retail) has a series of rows with thumbnails, each with a little caption/description beneath explaining some benefit or feature of a product ...
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URI design for many-to-many relationship: advice needed

I'm stuck designing URIs for a many-to-many relationship between users and other resources. Specifically I'm having difficulty predicting the consequences of different approaches. Given a resources ...
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Website using different fonts across different browsers

The navigation board items on my website at www.amsa.mn uses the wrong font when displayed with Firefox. The correct font is loaded when I access the website with Safari or Chrome. Is there any way to ...
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Web Application Design - Good reading materials? [closed]

I've been searching for a few days to find some good reading material on web application design, and haven't been able to find much (too many buzzwords or something). I'm looking for something that ...
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Does CSS 'em' sizing still matter? [closed]

As I know, em-sizing was used by websmasters to create well-scaling sites, when changing font size in browser. But in modern times, I see that scaling a page scales all elements, even px-sized, so ...
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What should you do differently when designing websites for an embedded web server

When designing a website to be accessed from an embedded webserver such as KLone, what do you need to do differently compared to a 'standard' web server. I'm talking about considerations at the front ...
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How do you enhance your websites speed without compromising the design and access?

How do you enhance your websites load speed without killing the design and accessibility? File compression, CDN, Gzip? What are the best tools for doing so? For example, Google has optimized their ...
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Shall I use Photoshop to design my websites? [closed]

I'm in the process of learning how to design my website. I've been reading a lot of design theory but now that I'm about to start learning how to use the tools, I'm stuck! What tool shall I use? ...
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Web design software alternatives of Photoshop? not looking for photo-editing

I've been looking over the net for Photoshop alternatives, but all I have been getting is "photo-editing" software alternatives - Gimp, and Photoshop Elements are basically the two I keep getting, ...
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English expression for “charte graphique”

What is the equivalent english expression for "charte graphique" which is a document that defines the combinations of colours, dimensions and layout for a website?
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How to choose a font for a website?

How to choose a font for a website that is readable,usable,authority ?
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Putting altered social media logo icons on my website, can I get sued?

I would say most websites with a somewhat thought-through graphical design use social media icons (i.e Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc) which are altered to fit the theme and design of the site. Now, ...
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CMS or HTML/CSS Template for programmer without design ability?

I'm a web programmer - fluent in PHP, MySQL and Javascript as well. The problem is I'm a terrible designer - I cannot design a website to save my life. This is a major hindrance for projects where the ...
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How to spot plagiarized logos?

Is there a better method of finding if a logo is a shameless copy of another logo, other than Google's image search tool?
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Testing a website on a local server displays differently to offline

I am currently designing a website and at the moment it is getting quite annoying as the design doesn't seem to be displaying properly when testing it through WAMP in server mode. It displays ...
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Providing a SERVICE versus a PRODUCT ?? client wants to know from designer

A client recently asked me this, looking at our portfolios: Does your company provide a service or a product? Me, as a designer who does not like to put things in boxes, then close them, and them ...
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Customize Facebook Like Box - Policy Infringement

I'm just about to finish up a web project, and so far I've got good social media integration into the site's theme (Youtube and Twitter)...except Facebook Like Box for a not-for-profit's Facebook ...
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Software or webapp for creating fluid mockups

Designers in a company I work for use InDesign and Visio for creating web-designs. All our websites have fluid layouts, and sometimes there are things like widgets or complex blocks on a page, and you ...
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Is anyone restricted to use metro ui in websites?

I found metro User Interface will suit my website's look. I would like a tiled Dashboard with grouped items like Windows 8 start menu and button style and text style identical to metro user interface. ...
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How to compile all design images as used in website design?

I am just coming into a new web design role and so far I can find no central repository of all images as used on the website. I have previously, at some point in the design process, inserted all ...
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Design scrollable table structure [closed]

I'm currently looking for a way to design a table structure with HTML and JS which should be Horizontally Scrollable (It has to be possible to dynamically add new columns) Tolerant to changing sizes ...
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What wireframing tools can produce something that looks like a finished website? [closed]

I've long done this using photoshop, but lacking photoshop skills this takes me ages and is little more than a poor sketch. I'd like a program that has all the common interface elements, theme styling ...
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How do I keep track of multiple websites?

As an owner of multiple websites I sometimes find it difficult to remember when each site needs renewing. Another problem is that I have to log into every single site to check the site traffic ...
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Where may I receive some opinions about site designs? [closed]

I´m working on a new design for my website. It´s almost finished. I would like some other people to look at the new design comparing it to the old one and just tell me if they like it more or less, or ...
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Keeping old design up for SEO

I am almost ready to publish a new website design for my website. It contains some of the same content, but a lot is worded differently. My plan is simply to replace the old files with new ones. Would ...
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Graphic ideas: crumbled paper effect

I'm thinking about ways to create the effect of crumbled paper for my website. The background color can vary, so the idea I came up with is to super impose the 'crumble' effect onto any colored ...
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Putting Together HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Hopefully this question isn't too broad… I am a competent iOS programmer and have some experience with Java (command-line tools). Over the last year or two I've dabbled into HTML, CSS, and ...
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What are some internet trends that you've noticed over the past ~10 years? [closed]

I'll give an example of one that I've noticed: the number of web sites that ask for your email address (GOOG ID, YAHOO! ID, etc.) has skyrocketed. I can come up with no legitimate reason for this ...
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What are the best resources for a graphic designer looking to get into web design?

A friend of mine is a very competent graphic designer who wants to expand their skills and get into web design (just the visual design, no coding). While some skills certainly transfer over, web ...
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Designing for mobile site?

I need to design a mobile site for phones and tablet, should I design for retina and scale down or the opposite? Or should I even design for retina? Thanks
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Can you make total height for a 3-div-sandwhich equal 100% if top & bottom divs are in pixels? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any problems with DIVs inside a table cell? Ok so I've got a header and a footer with absolute positioning and heights of 144px. The content div in the middle area needs ...
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Signing User - Designer Agreement

I will convert an HTML design to Wordpress Theme for my customer. And we have to make an agreement via email . Which articles should i write to agreement ? Are there any draft for this ? Which ...
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In HTML, how can I create a box with a curved banner scroll on the left hand side? [closed]

I was in a website and it had some boxes with content in them and an image on top of the boxes with some text in them. Like a title for what the box is for. The problem is that I don't know how to ...
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Where can I find out whether the price I've been quoted for a CSS template is competitive?

I want to get a template designed. A brand guidelines document already exists, and I've already created the HTML. I don't want any graphics or javascript, so basically there's little wiggle-room from ...
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There's a site that puts designers and developers together, what is it?

I remember a site (the design is a dark color scheme, Helvetica Neue type and purple accents if I recall correctly) that would put designers and developers together for specific projects. Anyone have ...
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UI library for website layout designing [closed]

Is there any UI library for website layout designing like form elements, banners place holders, scroll bars etc...
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Book recommend: Start learning web design with css with basic HTML knowledge

I've already known some HTML, tables, link, image,...etc but just at a basic level. Now I want to learn how to build a layout for a website and design also. I want to start building a layout right a ...
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how to design scoreboard? [closed]

I developed an online exam using .net and now I want to send score to mail. But I want it look like a certificate. How should I design it, or alternatively, are there any template designs available
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On which crowdsourced design site have you the best experience? (ie, crowdspring, mycroburst, etc) [closed]

I wasn't sure which site to ask this on (as Graphic Design hasn't reached beta yet), so I thought I would try here. I'm looking to have a couple logos and website designs done. I've had some great ...
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How do people create website where they have a screen shot inside a phone image?

I am trying to work on my website, which is for a mobile application. While I can put an image of my app screenshot on my website, what I am not sure how to do is to create a shiny device image like ...
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How to develop a good web design in web site [closed]

I have a web development site, but I do better and better design in my site, because I develop a good web site design so please reply me if you know of other ideas. My website is located at ...