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UPDATED (March 14): Design for graphicdesign.se

I’m Stéphane, senior product designer at Stack Exchange. First, I wanted to congratulate you because this site is now starting the process of moving out of beta to become a fully-gradutated site! Well ...
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New Design Launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you're still seeing the old favicons,...
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What are the requirements for font identification questions?

I have a font that I would like help identifying. How should I construct my question to fit within this site's format?
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Graphic Design SE - Top User Swag!

For our thanks to the users that helped make this site the resounding success that its become, if you appear on the first two pages of this list, I'll be reaching out to you within the next 7 - 10 ...
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Can we get some code highlighting?

There has been some discussion about this before, but it seems we still don't have any code highlighting. The illustrator-scripting, indesign-scripting and photoshop-scripting tags would definitely ...
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Does Graphic Design have a low voting problem?

I work at Stack Exchange in the community development department, and I would like to both introduce myself to the Graphic Design community (hello!) and inform you that we think Graphic Design is one ...
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A list of 'snippets' for commenting

Several active users are making a terrific effort in welcoming new people, asking for clarification and pointing out issues in question-asking. I've seen a lot of these snippets in the comment section,...
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GD.SE site behavior and the future

There have been some issues of site behavior and in an attempt the mods tried to be diplomatic, commutative, and reach out to people to solve issues and give guidance but this has appeared not to work....
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Are we too stiff?

Are we being a bit too closed minded to what belongs to graphics design and what does not. Sometimes life hits you with a curve ball that requires you to step a bit outside your comfort zone. The ...
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Why is Graphic Design still Beta?

The area 51 suggests that sites need to stay in beta for 90 days at least, to build up users. At present, Graphic Design is running at 943 days in beta (at the time of posting). When is it going to ...
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What are the guidelines for asking for a critique of my work?

I'd like to ask a critique question for my design. How can I do that so that it fits the Stack Exchange format without being too subjective?
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Praise: Gotta love Open Sans

I just wanted to say that after a couple of days looking around, I'm loving the alterations to the type for the site. The alteration to the size slightly, the letter spacing and the use of Open Sans (...
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Should we rename the site to 'Graphic Design & Art', 'Art & Design' or similar? [duplicate]

EDIT 27 FEB (Yisela): I edited the title to reflect the latest conversations about including Art (fine arts, illustration) in the scope of the site. These are not necessarily the only names, all of ...
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Where is this site going?

I've stopped contributing to the site as much as I was previously as I could have found myself writing incredibly specific tutorials for individual people. I'm not sure that's right. If I wanted to ...
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Why is everything suddenly "too broad"?

Around half the questions I've clicked on in the last couple of weeks have had a pile of "Too broad" close votes. Some of them have been closed already, and in some cases I've had to push for them to ...
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PSA: Please do not edit spam

We sometimes get somewhat on-topic questions or on-question answers that contain a link that is completely unrelated to the question or blatantly shoehorned in. Please do not edit these questions to ...
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Thursday Weekly Design Challenge

On Thursdays at 15 UTC we're going to be hosting a weekly design challenge. Come in to Ink Spot A random topic will be provided for people to design on. I'll host and pick topics the first few weeks ...
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Please help choose a new blurb for GraphicDesign!

This is the current "blurb" for GD: Graphic Design Q&A for professional graphic designers and non-designers trying to do their own graphic design As per this discussion, it seems there ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Graphic Design's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Graphic Design's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Open Design Positions At Stack Overflow

My name's Pieter and I'm the technical recruiter here at Stack Overflow. I'm excited to announce that we're adding two new design positions to our creative team. Before really ramping this search up, ...
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Don't give new users posting images in questions the "COMPUTER SAYS NO" treatment

I've mentioned this before and it seemed people agreed but I heard nothing from the SE Overlords. It'd be great if we can get this addressed before graduating - we'll hopefully start attracting a lot ...
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Revisiting closure, part 3.1: Drawing the line for tech support

TL;DR Read the suggestion. If you agree with it, upvote. Otherwise, downvote and complain or suggest amendments in an answer. Preface I thought a bit about how to discuss tech support once more ...
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Please show effort and explain what you've tried when you're asking for our help

We are currently seeing a lot of beginner-level questions being asked on the site. We don't mind answering these questions as long as they show that effort has been made prior to asking. To our ...
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Guidelines for critique questions

UPDATE: Here is the official question without all the discussion fluff: What are the guidelines for asking for a critique of my work? Are critique questions even allowed here? There have been a few ...
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Updates to the site

My name is Stéphane and I'm the designer at Stack Exchange who made the design of this site. You may have noticed some updates to the design lately. The updates are part of a SE network-wide update ...
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Do you want to rename the site to "Art & Design"?

Based on this question. Thought it would be best to create a new one, as the other is a bit overflown with information. From the latest comments, some of us are thinking "Art & Design" might be a ...
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Request: New close reason "What have you tried"

Edit: As of June 12th, we have retired the 'brainstorming / idea gathering' close reason in favour of a 'please show more effort' reason. I would like to request the community and the powers at be if ...
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Why do how-to requests bother you?

I'd like to supplement the current discussion a bit with one of my own: For those that are bothered by how-to requests: Why do they bother you? Please try to be honest and specific. It doesn't need ...
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How can we improve the titles of Font Identification questions?

It's a bad trend I've seen recently and have seen on Gaming.SE, repetitive titles. Evidence shows we have plenty of clearly misleading/ambiguous titles, such as: Do you know what font this is? Need ...
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Rep too low to close vote? Flag it instead!

Even if you haven't reached the reputation level required to visit the review queue, you can still give us a hand with pruning this wonderful resource if you wish to. Flagging is a quick and easy ...
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I'm struggling to figure out why people vote the way they do regarding Opinion / Too Broad

Stack Overflow has never been against subjective questions: Good Subjective, Bad Subjective Yet it seems certain members are frequently close voting or commenting that things either Too Broad or ...
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No more Adobe challenge!

I would like to challenge my peers on this board to maybe consider asking questions that are not Adobe software related but rather design or artistic related in nature. I would love to see some more ...
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Be honest. Be nice. We're all humans.

As you probably know, GD.SE is part of the Stack Exchange network. SE's model is based on four 'cardinal' rules. The first two ones: Be honest, be nice. (they are not mutually exclusive ;) ). This ...
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Challenge to Members: Ask a non-how-to question, again!

In 2015 I did this, coincidentally it was in March, so perfect to get it in today: Challenge I am challenging all regular members to post non software how-to questions. Post one even. Some ...
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Can we have a canonical "One beginner design question to [link to] them all"?

We've got loads of great Q&A content for beginners. We also get loads of beginners asking similar "where to start" type questions. It's time consuming to always say "read this and this and this" ...
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Please respect image copyright

Please do your best to not infringe on others’ copyright, in particular watermarked photos from sites such as iStock or Shutterstock. If you’re asking about how an image is made, you should be ...
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Should this SE site include Technical Questions (IE Photoshop, etc)

As Can Berk Güder pointed out, these questions might not be fit to the more specific approach of illustrating and building graphic designs, and more about the use of the applications. We both agreed ...
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Should we increase this SE's Scope?

NOTE: This thread was initiated in 2011. There have been some more recent discussion about scope (here, here, here and here). If you want to discuss an area not covered by those, please open a new ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Graphic Design's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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How to embed screen capture videos as animated gifs in answers?

Reading If we wanted to write tutorials or explanations for work done how would we go about doing that? I saw a discussion of how to embed videos in answers. We don't do video, but we can have ...
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A Critique, a Dupe and a Tech Support walk into a bar

The Critique walks in wondering how to better balance its life. The Bartender says sorry, that's a matter of opinion and I don't think I can help you. The Dupe walks into a bar and asks what is ...
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If you want change, lead the community to change

I would like to point out that change in the GD.SE happens because of the way you operate. If you wish there to be guideline for X, Y be allowed and Z be acceptable, then you have to work on it. ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

As a sequel to my earlier question Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions, I'd like to ask some opinions on the current state of the site. In my humble opinion, low-effort ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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Asking community to critique work? [duplicate]

Should these kind of questions be allowed? Something like "I've been working on the home page of this website for some time now. I feel all the colors are appropriate, but not sure if the font is ...
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Is it ok to edit someone else's images?

I recently edited this question - What would be the best software to place together a tessellation for laser cutting As well as clarifying the title, fixing spelling & grammar and adding tags, I ...
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Worried that visitors are just from other SE sites, can we suggest some outside SE promotions?

I would VERY much like this site to come out of beta. Great job guys for creating it and great job community so far for keeping it running. However, I have a concern that the only people active on ...
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Should we make font identification questions off-topic for this site?

I brought up this point in my answer to another question, but I wanted to run it by the community as an independent point. Since we, the community, have agreed that we don't want overly simple ...
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How many times are we going to answer the conflation and PPI question?

Lets not kid ourselves by saying we close duplicates. We in fact are not closing duplicates. Two of the more prominent questions regard the PPI/DPI on digital images meant for web use The conflation ...

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