Questions tagged [design]

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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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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Templates for forms, tabs etc? - Patterntap alternatives [closed]

I used to find http://www.patterntap.com quite useful to get inspiration to design forms, tabs, and other web elements etc. Unfortunately after the ZURB acquisition of Patterntap now they enforce you ...
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Why do modern sites frequently use JSON blobs client-side and construct the webpage in JavaScript client-side? [closed]

I have noticed something in later years. Instead of actually creating a HTML page, such as a table of data, on the server and sending the finished HTML page, they nowadays send a "minimal" (in a very ...
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Is it a good idea to put copyright symbol on charts and graphs?

I know that charts and graphs, etc. are not protected by copyright. But I can still put something like © x.com next to the title of the chart. I want to do this so that people can still copy and use ...
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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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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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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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how to designing with "bootstrap grid system" in mind? [closed]

i'm designing for web since 2006. i waste a lot of time ignoring things like bootstrap... i understand how grids(and the specific bootstrap) work. But i have a "theorical" question about it: How to ...
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My site is very old and is intended for desktops but 60% visitors are mobile [closed]

my site is 16 years old and still looks great on a desktop monitor but looking at the statistics 60% of visitors enter my mobile devices my question is there a simple zoom script to mimic the finger ...
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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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Partial content display on mobile devices

I frequently see variations on the following when I'm browsing on mobile devices: I have two questions regarding the Read More element: What is the official name for this design technique? Why do ...
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Outsourcing backend work

I would like to make a website that has a lot of the same features and functionality of www.quibids.com. I need user accounts, payment processing, various products that will have a timer, packages of ...
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SEO implications when using SVG for visual effects on website?

We are working on redesigning our website and want to use SVG for visual effects. Mostly header, animated icons and etc. Are there any known issues related to SEO?
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CSS/Design files aren't loading [closed]

I've transferred my OpenCart site to a new hosting. I've followed every step from this tutorial (https://isenselabs.com/posts/step-by-step-opencart-migration-to-a-new-server). My transfer is complete ...
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What factors determine if a comment section thrives? [closed]

Most of the time, comment sections seem to be a playgrounds for arguments, insults and vulgarity. Maybe I shouldn't put one on my website, but if I do, what factors determine if a comment section ...
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Website using different fonts across different browsers [closed]

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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Would it be valid to use frames for an inhouse tool with a static list on the left that triggers content on the right?

I'm replacing the interface of an old Visual FoxPro system my company has been using for the past 15 years. If there's one thing that users have been complaining about is that it is tedious. So ease ...
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Getting user language via Google cookies

Just thought, if that would be possible, I can get users native language, and display my webpage on their language, or on the closest one. So; Is it possible to get someone's language using his/her ...
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Which fonts do designers use?

Let me inform you that I am not a designer by trade and I don't have any design sense, either. But by luck I have to design forms in my company. But I do not get the professional look that you see on ...
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What is the purpose of the "continue reading" button?

There is a trend in article sharing sites to partly hide articles beneath a continue reading button. What is the purpose of that? I can understand that on a blog page with many articles to chose ...
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Is there a standard size for images with text and its thumbnails?

I have a main question and a secondary one. I'm creating images with text on them and I'm designing the website where the images will be shared on but I'm concerned about the size of the main image ...
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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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How to use unicodes effectively on cross-platform sites?

I was trying to use the 'ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB (U+1F4A1)' unicode on my site. Every platform shows the unicode different, even though I specify Symbola font on the font-family on the body tag (all ...
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Is there a single set of Media queries for all the devices? [closed]

I am using different media queries for each type of resolution, is there a better way of doing this?
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How to arrange much information on less space

I'm having much factual information, which has to be arranged on a plenty small space. Do you have some hints, perhaps design studies, how to present these information efficiently? To have something ...
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Whats the best way: Slicing or pure code? [closed]

I had a designer code me a website about games by designing it in photohsop then slicing it up. Not even sure what the term "slicing" means, but I can sort of give it a guess. Im learning to code ...
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A CMS for a beginner developer [duplicate]

I am a beginner developer who knows HTML, CSS and lately have entered in web development world with learning some beginning php scripts. I just want to know is there a clean CMS that allows me to ...
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Custom Website Design Like Facebook

Well most of us do like Facebook Design, I' am making Social Networking Website using Twitter Bootstrap. I' am planning to make my own custom website design from scratch using Bootstrap just like ...
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How can I fix the display of these Google ads so they don't look like junk?

How do I fix these ads so they don't look like crap and are cut off? I checked the height and width, and the outer dimensions are in fact the correct size, but internally, they load iframe and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Updating Old Site To New. Which Content Management System Lets Me Retain My Old URL? [duplicate]

My old site is done in HTML with .html as file extension. To allow all those users who visit sites by typing a specific page url, and URL structure being good, I do not retain every single old url as ...
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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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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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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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Help choosing slider

I'm looking for JS implementation of effect similar to: http://www.citroen.it/home/#/home/ main slider Joomla! module will be the best solution, however, standalone JS snippet is also an option. I'...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...