Fresh styles for Web designers: eye candy from the underground

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New Riders, 2002 - Computers - 211 pages
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In a light and friendly voice, the author introduces the reader to new ways of styling websites. With specific examples for each of ten categories, he provides a wealth of techniques for the designer who wishes to apply these approaches in their own work. The styles are broken down into ten categories, which are:

  • Gothic Organic School
  • Wireframe Icon School
  • Lo-fi Grunge School
  • Paper Bag School
  • Mondrian Poster School
  • Pixelated Punk Rock School
  • 1950's Hello Kitty School
  • HTMinimaLism School
  • DraftingTable/Instruction Manual School

Super Tiny SimCity School Further explorations in the book help designers determine which style choices would be most appropriate when changing the look of their own sites.

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About the author (2002)

Curt Cloninger is a writer, teacher, artist, and designer. He is the  author of "Hot-Wiring Your Creative Pr"""oc"ess" (2006) and "Fresh S"""ty"les" "for Web Designe""rs" (2001). His work has been featured in" The New" "York" "Time""s" and" I.D. Magazin""e," on "ABC World """Ne"w""s," and at exhibitions from Korea to Brazil. Curt frequently speaks at international art and design conferences, and is a Lecturer of Multimedia Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His sites are,, and

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