Before & After: How to Design Cool Stuff (Google eBook)

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Peachpit Press, Nov 11, 2009 - Computers - 240 pages
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Before and After magazine's focus on clarity, simplicity, and elegance has won it legions of fans--fans who will welcome this second volume of the definitive Before and After Page Design by John McWade. Truly an icon of the graphic design community, his insistence on approaching design not as mere decoration but as an essential form of communication is vividly apparent in this cohesive primer on page design and layout. And you could not hope for a better, more qualified teacher. McWade shows readers how to arrange and present information using today's powerful graphics tools. Readers will learn how to design single-page and multi-page documents, brochures, and ads; why one typeface works better than another; and much more. Best of all, they'll discover how to think visually transforming the images in their heads into something that communicates effectively on the page.

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User Review  - Rey Walker - Goodreads

Lovely and well organized primer on design that practices what it teaches. Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

The ebook version suffered a bit in conversion and they don't tell you until the end of the book that you can go online to download hi-res resource files that you'd normally get on an enclosed CD with the book. But overall very good and I feel like my work has already improved from reading this. Read full review



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Designer, teacher, and author John McWade has been at the forefront of the graphic design and desktop publishing worlds for several decades. The very first beta user of the desktop publishing program Aldus PageMaker, he went on to found the first desktop publishing company, PageLab, to take advantage of the new tools. With his partner Gaye McWade, he founded the acclaimed Before and After magazine.

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