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  • Xeon
    Responsive website UI design for different devices and screens
    Xeon
    Hi all,

    This question is for the website / UI designers out there. Traditionally for UI designs, we usually do the mockups and UI layouts in Photoshop, then give it to the programmers. The...
    Today, 08:33 AM
  • skribe
    Reply to Charter Schools Brochure
    skribe
    I like the overall aesthetic too. Along with the things commented on by the others, I also notice that numbering under "EFFC Acomplisments" does not align with the top of paragraphs, and seems...
    Today, 03:32 AM
  • skribe
    Reply to RGB or HEX values to Pantone?
    skribe
    As I mentioned in a post just recently I nearly always have the client get their hands on some pantone books and have them choose the colors themselves. If they are local they can look at mine, if they...
    Today, 03:23 AM
  • bahmaine
    Reply to Charter Schools Brochure
    bahmaine
    Thanks Buda. I don't know what text will go on the front. Unfortunately, I don't have a wide selection of photos to choose from so I chose one that was telling the end goal of charter school education....
    Today, 01:13 AM
  • PrintDriver
    Reply to RGB or HEX values to Pantone?
    PrintDriver
    This whole question is making my head explode.

    There are millions of RGB combinations. There are only 3000-and-change Pantone colors.
    What do you have as a reference for the RGB values....
    Today, 12:41 AM
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  • According to you...

    What would YOU say are the top five mistakes a beginning designer can make? (having to do with their actual designs)

    I want to use this information for an ad I'm making for a design company in my electronic imaging class.

    Thanks
    Will
    www.process7.com

  • #2
    1. Too many fonts in one design
    2. Bad grid/eye movement/composition
    3. Grunge brushes
    4. aligning objects to the center
    5. overall bad typography (font choices, kerning, leading, etc.)

    Those were just 5 that came to my mind.
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    I like to beat up pacifists, because they don't fight back ...

    N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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    • #3
      another obvious one: Not giving design elements enough room to breathe
      at best my spelling *and grammar* is crap and at worst it are be carp

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      • #4
        Definitely Frankster ... I was lame and used the my catch all "bad grid/eye movement/composition" to cover things like that ...

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        I like to beat up pacifists, because they don't fight back ...

        N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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        • #5
          1. Overusing gradients, drop shadows, bevel/emboss, stroke, Photoshop filters
          2. Unbalanced composition
          3. Inappropriate use of particular fonts (like a fancy girly font for a car ad, etc.)
          4. Upsampling
          5. Not enough contrast when placing colored text on a colored background
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          Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.

          blog/portfolio

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          • #6
            becoming designers?
            My Site

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ^sarah^
              hmMmMm..
              let meh think..
              yeah..
              y0ur right..
              y0u 2 craig & virg0 ..
              hihi
              h0w are y0u guyz?!
              what the ****?

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              • #8
                apparently sarah's "o" is broken ...
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                I like to beat up pacifists, because they don't fight back ...

                N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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                • #9
                  Can someone please fix it fast?
                  It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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                  • #10
                    1. Forgetting to call the Printer first
                    2. Forgetting to call the Printer first
                    3. Forgetting to call the Printer first
                    4. Forgetting to call the Printer first
                    5. Forgetting to call the Printer first

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