Posted 11.05.2015 @ 1.47PM
My 2¢ of advice... by all means go ahead and learn what you want. But be realistic at the same time. Coding is an entirely different profession. Like any job, you need to do it day-in, day-out to build you skills and knowledge. Ask yourself how much time you want to put in vs what you want to achieve.
Posted 07.05.2015 @ 1.38PM
I just wanted to start a discussion about what you guys do with your own portfolio sites. I'm currently designing mine and it's starting to make me wonder about a few things.
Responsive. Do you shrink your site down?...or do you offer a (lite) mobile version? or do you not bother? I'm thinking the lite version but wonder if there are any issues in device detection?
2nd thing,.. Quote forms. Do you offer one on your site? Do they get filled out?... wondering if it's useful or not.
3rd thing... how many of you just give up on it and start using a hosted/template solution (eg. squarespace, dunked, semplice etc) just because it's easier? The issue with that is all the sites look too similar.
Posted 13.02.2015 @ 11.49AM
@dan – even in the video, there's a bunch of features which aren't in illustrator which would be super useful and same I've quickly read some comparisons online which shows it out performs in some areas but lacking not quite as good in other areas unfortunately like missing plugins and scripts :(
Posted 01.10.2014 @ 12.15PM
Wow, thanks for all the thinking you've put into this for me!
The problem with my data in this case is that it's quite linear; 750 of the group in total, with sub groups of 162 and 84 that I'd like to highlight by colouring them differently.
Visually, I wanted to show the totality of the group and how the sub groups form part of it. I'm not really making a graph at all as there's no x or y to plot to, so I'm not sure how I could use a scatter graph etc. to build this.
@Adam designs - a graph from excel can be copied and pasted straight into Illustrator; there's no need to export as an extra step, which is a wonderful thing! If I knew how to build this as a scatter graph this would be the way to go. **(pro tip - if you ever get funny text issues when you copy and paste the graph, it's probably because Excel has used Calibri. Change that font to a basic system font and you should be happier!)**
@Dan you're right that patterns would be the fastest way to do this, but in this case I need to be accurate with my numbers which patterns can't help me with. Having said that, it may well be better than manually placing each dot!