17 Answered Questions for the topic website design

06/28/19

Which modern software is a decent successor / replacement for Fireworks?

Just to give a little context, I have a background as a design-savvy developer (not a developer-savvy designer). I worked at an agency many years ago. I've been out of the design game for about 3... more

06/26/19

What is the purpose of using a very dark color for text instead of a pure black?

I have seen that some web designs implement an almost black font color (hex #001c00) in their designs instead of a pure black color (hex #000). Does the design actually benefit from this or is this... more

06/26/19

What is meant by "busy"?

What do web developers mean when they think something will make their site look "busy"?What gives this feel of busy-ness?

06/26/19

Is there a standard width for designing web page mockups?

Is there a standard size for the width of a website in a mockup? What is that size? Why?

06/26/19

Which format is better for saving images intended for websites; PNG or SVG?

When exporting / saving images with a transparent background that are intended for websites, should I save it as PNG or SVG? Why?

06/21/19

Efficient workflows for handing off designs to developers?

I work as a UX/UI designer for my company's web sites. After I make the designs, I send the mockups to web developers, who implement them. It's a little more collaborative than that, but that's... more

06/19/19

Add a hyperlink within Illustrator?

Is it possible to add a hyperlink to an object or a layer within Illustrator CS6 for a later SVG export?I know about the possibility to manually edit the exported file and wrap elements with an... more

06/05/19

Charging an Intellectual Property transfer fee for design work?

So, you've finished a design job (eg. a logo design) and the client asks for your IP surrounding the logo, eg copyright, original artwork files, notes, sketches, all of that stuff that went into... more

05/29/19

Are "web-safe" colors still important?

Years ago, it was always strongly recommended that web designers should only use web-safe colors. Have studies been done to see if this is still the case? If so, what's the answer?Does anyone know... more

05/10/19

What are standard ratios for typography on the web?

In laying out a web design, I often try to make sure that my typography is proportional and consistent. However, I haven't been able to find any definitive articles or resources on what ratios and... more

04/19/19

How to answer the ever-present 'make the logo bigger'?

Just like most of us, I regularly face the client desire to 'make the logo bigger'. Especially in web designs, clients want to inflate their logos to ridiculous sizes. How do I effectively counter... more

04/02/19

Why use Fireworks for website design?

I've used Photoshop to design (more or less) every website I've made in the past 9 or 10 years. I hear people going on about Fireworks saying that it's excellent for web design and prototyping.When... more

03/19/19

Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

Does anyone know any other fonts similar to Helvetica Neue (free for commercial use)? I'm working on a big website project where 'Helvetica Neue' is used heavily. I need a font that looks almost... more

03/18/19

What's the best way to animate an illustration for the web?

I have a couple of illustrations done in Illustrator and I am planing to animate it for a website that I am working on, I've heard of [Create.js](http://www.createjs.com/#!/CreateJS) toolkit with... more

03/18/19

What's the best way to animate an illustration for the web?

I have a couple of illustrations done in Illustrator and I am planing to animate it for a website that I am working on, I've heard of [Create.js](http://www.createjs.com/#!/CreateJS) toolkit with... more

03/15/19

How to direct users eyes on a website?

There is a common principle in photography that a photo should lead the viewer's eyes. This is frequently accomplished with a line that runs across the photo. Recognizing how the observer will scan... more

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