The Non Designer s Design Book

The Non Designer s Design Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2014-11-20
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 99998
ISBN: 9780133966343
Language: en
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For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence. THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU The four principles of design that underlie every design project How to design with color How to design with type How to combine typefaces for maximum effect How to see and think like a professional designer Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects

The Non Designer s InDesign Book

The Non Designer s InDesign Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2011-09-28
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780132732987
Language: en
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Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe’s creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. If Adobe InDesign CS5.5 is the one app in the suite that makes you feel like you’re entering a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, Robin Williams provides the perfect travel guide and translator in this new edition to the best-selling Non-Designer’s series. This fun, straight-forward, four-color book includes many individual exercises designed specifically to teach InDesign CS5.5 to beginners in such a way that you can jump in at any point to learn a specific tool or technique. Along the way, Robin offers design tips for making your work communicate appropriately and beautifully. Whether you need to create your own marketing materials for a small business or organization, or you want your student or business papers to be perceived as more professional, or you want to become more proficient with the design tools you already use, this book is the fastest and most efficient path to mastering basic tasks InDesign. In this non-designer’s guide to InDesign CS5.5, you’ll learn: How to create basic design projects, such as flyers, business cards, letterhead, ads, brochures, CD covers, and much more How to add images to your pages and crop, rotate, resize, and add effects to those images How to use InDesign’s typographic tools to make your work look professional How to use style sheets so every job is easier to create and work with How to use tabs and indents with confidence and predictability How to create nice-looking tables to effectively organize data And, of course, the basics of working in InDesign with layers, panels, tools, etc.

The Non designer s Presentation Book

The Non designer s Presentation Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2010
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9780321656216
Language: en
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Provides information on creating an effective digital presentation, covering such topics as animation, plot, contrast, software, and handouts.

Hello Web Design

Hello Web Design
Author: Tracy Osborn
Release: 2021-06-22
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781718501393
Language: en
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This book democratizes web development for everyone. It's a fun, clever guide that covers all of the key design principles, best practices, useful shortcuts, pro tips, real-world examples, and basic coding tutorials needed to produce a beautiful website that you'll feel confident sharing with the world. Because you, too, can design for the web! Hello Web Design contains everything you need to feel comfortable doing your own web development, including an abundance of real-life website examples that will inspire and motivate you. No need to spend time and money hiring an expensive graphic designer; this book will walk you through the fundamentals - and shortcuts - you need to do it all yourself, right now.

The Non designer s Design Book

The Non designer s Design Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 152
ISBN: UOM:39015048580875
Language: en
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Defines page layout and design principles and explains how to use space, color, and type to create dynamic-looking documents and Web pages

The Non Designer s Illustrator Book

The Non Designer s Illustrator Book
Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Release: 2011-10-23
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780132733038
Language: en
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Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. This new addition to the popular Non-Designer’s series from best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett includes many individual exercises designed specifically to teach the tools and features in Illustrator CS5.5 that designers (as opposed to illustrators) need to use. Along the way, the book offers many design tips for non-designers. Individual exercises ensure that a reader can jump in at any point and learn a specific tool or technique. In this non-designer’s guide to Illustrator techniques, you’ll learn: How vector images, as in Illustrator, are different from raster images, as in Photoshop, and when to choose which one How to use Illustrator CS5.5’s tools to create and work with lines, shapes, anchor points and control handles, color, etc. How to draw your own shapes and trace others How to enter text and control the design of it How to take advantage of the symbol libraries, clipping masks, variable-width strokes, and much more When and why to rasterize elements of your vector image

The Non designer s Type Book

The Non designer s Type Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2005-09-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 239
ISBN: 0321303369
Language: en
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DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Long-awaited update to best-selling classic covers all that's new (and old) in the world of type!

The Non designer s Web Book

The Non designer s Web Book
Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 335
ISBN: UOM:39076002745011
Language: en
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Demonstrates Web design basics and offers advice on navigation, interfaces, graphic file format, image preparation, and animation, while explaining how to test, upload, register, and promote effective Web sites.

Graphic Design for Non Designers

Graphic Design for Non Designers
Author: Tony Seddon,Jane Cooper
Release: 2017-08-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 224
ISBN: 2888933454
Language: en
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Whether its a birthday card for a relative or a poster for a neighbourhood event, at some point in our lives, almost all of us will produce a piece of graphic design. We all make design choices everyday, in the fonts we choose for our emails, the filters and crops we use for our photos, and the colours we choose to dress ourselves in. If you have never studied graphic design formally but want something that looks smart and well made, this is the book for you. Arming you with all the basic knowledge you need to get professional-looking results, using simple jargon-free tutorials, this is the one-stop must-have guide for anyone who wants to learn about graphic design, but doesn't know where to start.

The Mac is Not a Typewriter

The Mac is Not a Typewriter
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2003
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 88
ISBN: UOM:39015056505442
Language: en
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Covers punctuation, special characters, accent marks, fonts, tabs, indentations, widows and orphans, hyphenations, line breaks, linespacing, justified text, and typeface combinations.

Extra Bold

Extra Bold
Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Tobias
Release: 2021-06-25
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781648960222
Language: en
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Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative (design) career guide for everyone! Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don't show up in other career books or design overviews. • Both pragmatic and inquisitive, the book explores power structures in the workplace and how to navigate them. • Interviews showcase people at different stages of their careers. • Biographical sketches explore individuals marginalized by sexism, racism, and ableism. • Practical guides cover everything from starting out, to wage gaps, coming out at work, cover letters, mentoring, and more. A new take on the design canon. • Opens with critical essays that rethink design principles and practices through theories of feminism, anti-racism, inclusion, and nonbinary thinking. • Features interviews, essays, typefaces, and projects from dozens of contributors with a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, and positions of economic and social privilege. • Adds new voices to the dominant design canon. Written collaboratively by a diverse team of authors, with original, handcrafted illustrations by Jennifer Tobias that bring warmth, happiness, humor, and narrative depth to the book. Extra Bold is written by Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type), Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara.

The Non designers Design Book

The Non designers Design Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0321193857
Language: en
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Defines page layout and design principles and explains how to use space, color, and type to create dynamic-looking documents and Web pages.

Graphic Design Speak

Graphic Design Speak
Author: Tess McCabe
Release: 2019-09-19
Editor: Creative Minds Publishing Pty Limited
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0994627351
Language: en
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Graphic Design Speak explains in layperson's terms some common areas of graphic design technology and terminology that can cause confusion to non-designers. In a conversational tone, this is a must-have guide whether you're DIYing your design, working with a professional, or a combination of both.

The Elements of Graphic Design

The Elements of Graphic Design
Author: Alex W. White
Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781581157802
Language: en
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This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource. The second edition also includes a new section on Web design; new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by images and biographies. This pioneering work provides designers, art directors, and students--regardless of experience--with a unique approach to successful design. Veteran designer and educator Alex. W. White has assembled a wealth of information and examples in his exploration of what makes visual design stunning and easy to read. Readers will discover White's four elements of graphic design, including how to: define and reveal dominant images, words, and concepts; use scale, color, and position to guide the viewer through levels of importance; employ white space as a significant component of design and not merely as background; and use display and text type for maximum comprehension and value to the reader. Offering a new way to think about and use the four design elements, this book is certain to inspire better design. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
Author: Jason Beaird
Release: 2010-11-28
Editor: SitePoint
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781457192432
Language: en
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This second edition of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is the ideal book for people who can build websites, but are seeking the skills and knowledge to visually enhance their sites. This book will teach you how to: Understand the process of what makes "good design," from discovery through to implementation Use color effectively, develop color schemes, and create a palette Create pleasing layouts using grids, the rule of thirds, and symmetry Employ textures: lines, points, shapes, volumes, and depth Apply typography to make ordinary designs look great Choose, edit, and position effective imagery And lots more... This revised, easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with beautiful, full-color examples, and leads readers through the process of creating great designs from start to finish. It also features: Updated information about grid-based design How to design for mobile resolutions Information about the future of web fonts including @font-face Common user-interface patterns and resources

Design for Hackers

Design for Hackers
Author: David Kadavy
Release: 2011-08-08
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781119999010
Language: en
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Discover the techniques behind beautiful design by deconstructing designs to understand them The term 'hacker' has been redefined to consist of anyone who has an insatiable curiosity as to how things work—and how they can try to make them better. This book is aimed at hackers of all skill levels and explains the classical principles and techniques behind beautiful designs by deconstructing those designs in order to understand what makes them so remarkable. Author and designer David Kadavy provides you with the framework for understanding good design and places a special emphasis on interactive mediums. You'll explore color theory, the role of proportion and geometry in design, and the relationship between medium and form. Packed with unique reverse engineering design examples, this book inspires and encourages you to discover and create new beauty in a variety of formats. Breaks down and studies the classical principles and techniques behind the creation of beautiful design Illustrates cultural and contextual considerations in communicating to a specific audience Discusses why design is important, the purpose of design, the various constraints of design, and how today's fonts are designed with the screen in mind Dissects the elements of color, size, scale, proportion, medium, and form Features a unique range of examples, including the graffiti in the ancient city of Pompeii, the lack of the color black in Monet's art, the style and sleekness of the iPhone, and more By the end of this book, you'll be able to apply the featured design principles to your own web designs, mobile apps, or other digital work.

User Experience Design for Non Designers

User Experience Design for Non Designers
Author: Nicholas Brown
Release: 2018-02-03
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1984227009
Language: en
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This book is an exploration of User Experience Design (UXD). It helps you learn and understand how to design your applications in order to improve the user experience. The UX principles have been discussed. These are the principles that you should stick to when designing an app in order to improve the user experience. Interaction Design principles have also been explored. These are the principles that are concerned with the design of human-computer systems. You are guided on how to design such systems so that they can be friendly to the users. Before designing any app, whether mobile, web etc, it is good for one to know the requirements of users. The requirements define what the users are expecting from the app, and these can only be obtained through research. The author guides you on the best ways and approaches on how to conduct such a research. You are also guided on how to apply the user experience when designing web applications. The author also guides you on how to apply user experience when designing mobile applications for both Android and iOS. The following topics have been discussed in this book: - UX Principles - Interaction Design Principles - User research - How to Apply User Experience for Websites - How to Apply User Experience for Mobile Apps: iOS/Android

Type Color

Type   Color
Author: Mark van Wageningen
Release: 2019-12-24
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781616898823
Language: en
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To create his award-winning multicolored typefaces, Mark van Wageningen first returned to the past for his research: wood-type printing. His subsequent form and color studies led to a series of popular digital typefaces and awards for typographic excellence from the Type Directors Club. In Type & Color, the pioneering typographic designer provides all the tools you will need to participate in the hottest typography trend: designing with multicolored fonts. This manual, aimed at a broad spectrum of graphic design professionals, offers analyses of chromatic type specimens, instructions for multilayer type design, and applications across a range of print and digital media. From display fonts to running text, discover how color can give words expressive new possibilities.

Thinking with Type

Thinking with Type
Author: Ellen Lupton
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781616893507
Language: en
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"Thinking with Type is to typography what Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time is to physics."—I Love Typography The best-selling Thinking with Type in a revised and expanded second edition: Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication. Ellen Lupton provides clear and focused guidance on how letters, words, and paragraphs should be aligned, spaced, ordered, and shaped. The book covers all typography essentials, from typefaces and type families, to kerning and tracking, to using a grid. Visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form, including what the rules are, and how to break them. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content with the latest information on: • style sheets for print and the web • the use of ornaments and captions • lining and non-lining numerals • the use of small caps and enlarged capitals • mixing typefaces • font formats and font licensing Plus, new eye-opening demonstrations of basic typography design with letters, helpful exercises, and dozens of additional illustrations. Thinking with Type is the typography book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. If you love font and lettering books, Ellen Lupton's guide reveals the way typefaces are constructed and how to use them most effectively. Fans of Thinking with Type will love Ellen Lupton's new book Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers.

Visual Design

Visual Design
Author: Jim Krause
Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: New Riders
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780133760415
Language: en
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Visual Design speaks design, through design, to designers, presenting 95 core design principles with concise text and a touch of visual wit. Author of the bestselling Index series on design basics, Jim Krause uses a combination of Helvetica and Dingbats to teach a wide range of design topics (both conceptually and compositionally related) in a one-topic-per-spread format. Using humor, practical tips, and inspiring visual examples, Krause makes it clear how each of the 95 axioms of effective design are relevant and applicable across all forms of visuals: print, Web, and fine arts. In this book, you’ll learn how to: • Direct the eye through your designs using size relationships, color, visual pathways, and typographic hints • Design effective compositions through grids, frames, outlines, dynamic spacing, symmetry, asymmetry, shading, patterns, and textures • Fool the eye with shadows, depth, op-art, and visual subtraction • Understand how color works and how to use it effectively • See and use type by understanding type rules as well as when and how to break them Visual Design is the first title in the brand new New Riders Creative Core series, which aims to provide instruction on the fundamental concepts and techniques that all designers must master to become skilled professionals.