The Non-Designer's Design Book (Google eBook)

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Peachpit Press, Feb 12, 2008 - Computers - 216 pages
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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 Editio n, 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.

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Logic and easy to read with good examples. - Goodreads
Some quick tips on layout of rich text documents. - Goodreads
Perfect starting point in the basics of visual design - Goodreads
Decent writing and examples. - Goodreads
This is a great introduction to the basics of design. - Goodreads
A great introduction for a complete beginner like me. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ionut Maxim - Goodreads

Awesome and painlessly intro into the graphic design world, great if you plan to sketch a poster, business card or got started in web design. I had the courage to recommend it to newbies and non-designers and they found it clear, concise and accessible. Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Richardson - Goodreads

I started this during the Read-A-Thon, but realized I needed to wait until I actually get involved in a design project. On hold until then. Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer's D esign Book, The Non-Designer's Ty pe Book, The Little Mac Bo ok, Robin Williams Mac OS X B ook, Robin Williams Design Works hop, and Web Design Worksh op. 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.

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