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The Non-Designer's Design Bookby Robin Williams
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Ever feel a little lost in the design world? Check out our updated, best-selling series of design books for “non-designers,” now available as a handy boxed set collection! Want to improve your Web design skills? Learn basic design principles that are essential to great Web design with The Non-Designer's Web Book, Third Edition by Robin Williams and John Tollett. Want to learn more about design, but don't have time to study it? Try Robin William's classic The Non-Designer's Design Book, Second Edition. Interested in hot typography techniques? Learn not just what looks best, but why, with The Non-Designer's Type Book, Second Edition by Robin Williams.
These books are non-platform and non-software specific and feature funny and friendly prose mixed with design exercises, quizzes, and illustrations. Whether you've got designer's block or are the new-designer-on-the-block, The Non-Designer's Collection by Robin Williams and John Tollett has everything you need to go from wimpy to wow and take your work where it's never been before.
This guide provides a simple, step-by-step process to better design. Techniques promise immediate results that forever change a reader's design eye. It contains dozens of examples.
So you have a great concept and all the fancy digital tools you could possibly require¿what¿s stopping you from creating beautiful pages? Namely the training to pull all of these elements together into a cohesive design that effectively communicates your message. Not to worry: This book is the one place you can turn to find quick, non-intimidating, excellent design help. In The Non-Designer¿s Design Book, 2nd Edition, best-selling author Robin Williams turns her attention to the basic principles of good design and typography. All you have to do is follow her clearly explained concepts, and you¿ll begin producing more sophisticated, professional, and interesting pages immediately. Humor-infused, jargon-free prose interspersed with design exercises, quizzes, illustrations, and dozens of examples make learning a snap¿which is just what audiences have come to expect from this best-selling author.
A lot has happened in the world of digital design since the first edition of this title was published, but one thing remains true: There is an ever-growing number of people attempting to design pages with no formal training. This book is the one place they can turn to find quick, non-intimidating, excellent design help from trusted design instructor Robin Williams. This revised classic--now in full color--includes a new section on the hot topic of Color itself. In The Non-Designer's Design Book, 3rd Edition, Robin turns her attention to the basic principles that govern good design. Readers who follow her clearly explained concepts will produce more sophisticated and professional pages immediately. Humor-infused, jargon-free prose interspersed with design exercises, quizzes, and illustrations make learning a snap--which is just what audiences have come to expect from this best-selling author.
About the Author
Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer's Design Book, The Non-Designer's Type Book, The Little Mac Book, Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Robin Williams Design Workshop, and Web Design Workshop. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has influenced a generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, the Mac, desktop publishing, and the Web.
Table of Contents
1. Is This Book For You?
3. The Joshua Tree Principle.
9. Type (& Life).
10. Categories Of Type.
11. Type Contrasts.
12. So, Do You Get It?
Answers To Quizzes.
Typefaces In This Book.
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