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How likely is it for a programmer to become a good designer?

I'm a programmer, and I'm pretty good at programming. I can easily pick up most technical topics such as Linux, Systems Administration, Databases and of course, new programming languages. I even ...
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What graphics engine is used in Photoshop

I am wondering what is the default graphics engine used in Photoshop? It's great tool. And I don't know how they make it? I mean, if I want to create a simple tool like it, I will use MFC/GDI+. So, ...
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What good graphics libraries are there for Python, not necessarily having to be about games? [closed]

I would like to try out a simple graphics programming framework for Python. It mustn't be game specific or anything, nor does it have to support 3D. I just want to use it for drawing graphs, charts ...
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Learning graphical design as a developer [closed]

I'm mostly a developer and have been offered a job as webmaster. It's likely that I'll be asked to make some cosmetic changes to a website every now and then. Has anyone made this transition? If so, ...
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Animation languages (or tools or libraries)? [closed]

What language, tools or libraries do you suggest for prototyping applications that use a lot of animation? For example: Conway's game of life Solar system simulation Signal propagation Good ...
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From console to GUI applications

I'm a beginner programmer and all I've worked with so far are console applications in C++. Coding wise, how is the graphical side of programs created? I understand the logic that I am using from ...
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Depending on another open source library: copy/paste code or include

I'm working on a large class and started implementing new features that need graphics. I started writing the graphics functions myself, but I know that open source libraries exist that can provide me ...
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Partnering with web designers, graphic designers as a way to get freelance / contract work?

I've been noticing a lot of ads for website "designers" (like on Craigslist) who mainly do the front-end type of work and use CMS systems like Wordpress and Joomla for light website work. I'm a "real ...
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Freelance web development vs. design

Do web design freelancers (I'm thinking individuals, not companies) typically do all development and design work themselves? What are the options for those with a strong base in back-end web ...
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What's the idea behind defining rectangles with two points?

It's not that this doesn't make sense, but it just works out awkward 99% of the time. Often in 2D graphics rectangles are initialized, stored and manipulated as a pair of points. In no particular ...