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A typeface is a distinct design of glyphs, a font is a specific variant therof, consisting of a full set of glyphs. Helvetica is a typeface, as is Courier. They are different typefaces, and by definition different fonts. Helvetica condensed bold is a font, as is Helvetica italic. They both belong to the Helvetica typeface, but they are different fonts.


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I think the best explanation I have found was in this article which explains how fonts constitute a typeface. To quote the article A typeface is a family of fonts (very often by the same designer). Within a typeface there will be fonts of varying weights or other variations. E.g., light, bold, semi-bold, condensed, italic, etc. Each such variation ...


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Can you be a Web and UX Designer or a Web Designer with UX skills? Yes. (Seems like I should elaborate. In general, there is no one definition for 'UX' designer. Yes, some do only wireframes. Some do wireframes and JS. Some do JS and icon design. Some do branding and user testing. Some do research and interviews. There's a large range of skills that ...


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I did the exact thing you are looking to do. I worked for years as a web designer and started adding the UX skills as it went along, seeing that this field was really opening up. I now work for a company that builds pretty complex software for the commercial insurance industry and find myself involved in listening to the business development people talk ...


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Lots of great answers here. I'd like to add- Many people who go into UX Design come from tons of different backgrounds. I've seen people switch into it from Psychology, Marketing, Copywriting, Development, and even engineering. Anyone who thinks they know how to empathize with the user. I myself came from a Graphic Design background. The role of UX ...


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I wouldn't rely on colours for the various reasons already given in the answers here. I feel that what you are really looking for is more suited to the play / pause paradigm, so perhaps the most intuitive way to handle this is to imitate the icons used to play / pause music and videos. On youtube and other video sites, a pause icon is displayed on the ...


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...to see if it is useful for our company to put some extra attention into our designs for those who are colourblind. It's not just colour-blind users who can't see certain colour combinations - actual blind people can't either, so you need to ensure data isn't represented purely visually. Webaim have some useful info on this topic that covers off the ...


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Straight out of college you are more likely to get a visual design job than a ux job. Better to go with what you are planning: web designer with ux skills. The upside: Having a web/visual focus will give you an impressive portfolio, which will speak louder than any concepting or write up. Keep learning ux - it will pay off in the field, and in time will ...


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I think it sounds like you want to be a Web Designer with great UX skills. A web designer who is able to reinforce his designs with reasons behind the layout and implementation. Certainly something which would land you a rad job in an agency, and in an ideal world you would have big involvement with a dedicated UX team, certainly in concept stage, and would ...


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You're focusing heavily on the word "accuracy", but you're discussing the topic of skills. In an educational setting, the word "proficiency" better represents the goals of teaching, and teachers often measure proficiency by reporting the students' accuracy on tests. I would try to use the more appropriate word, as it will help reduce confusion. Also, ...


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If you choose to be a "web designer", who do you think will use the websites you design? Users? And wouldn't their interaction with your web site be their experience. So isn't being a "web designer" really, fundamentally being a User Experience designer? I'll go one further and say that in order to truly be effective in designing the user experience, you ...


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I think you'd want to be a web developer with UX skills. I think by default a web designer would have UX skills (although several don't :-P) because good web design is often and rightfully judged by usability. The design portion is where the UX starts, but don't discount UX in terms of development. Learning how to correctly serve content through code to ...


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Comments look quite prominent in this design. That is fine if you want to emphasize discussion around the answer, but if the answer itself is supposed to be the main point of the site, I would make the comments smaller and highlight them less--perhaps removing the gray highlight or nesting it inside the answer. If you want to de-emphasize the comments, I ...


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1) What's the best font size? As big as possible. The best way to test this would be to get details of the installation. Then print out screens, put them on the wall, and step back to the distance that most users would view it in person. 2) Is light text on a dark background easier to read from a short distance or is dark text on a light ...


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Instead of "defining simplicity" in terms of other people's publications or studies, try focusing on your company's goals. You may find the definition is less important than the results. One of the first problems you're likely to run into is a rejection of external studies. Sadly, I've found that otherwise intelligent people will dismiss those studies ...


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You can choose to set a primary and secondary call to action. Example from LinkedIn: This provides a single and obvious confirmation action the user can take without the disrupting concern for accessibility, cultural bias and decision confusion which can come from splitting the options by colour alone. Also, how it is written in the example above is ...


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Well, I was struggling with this problem. I don't recommend to use log scale, first not all users will understand this scale, second one, if you have values that are close the difference between them won't be noticeable on the graph. I recommend two solutions: break graphs: but we need to remember to change the scale, scale must be adjusted not to the ...



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