The Non-Designer's Design Book

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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
This was a great intro to design. - Goodreads
Perfect starting point in the basics of visual design - Goodreads
Decent writing and examples. - Goodreads
Very accessible intro for beginners. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Raphael Gaschignard - Goodreads

Does what it says on the tin. Explains some basic design techniques for things like flyers, business cards, or websites. Great intro to the vocabulary you might hear from other people. Also helps to understand why you might dislike/like a certain look. Super light read Read full review

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User Review  - Masatoshi Nishimura - Goodreads

This book gave me a great fundamental concept. She wrote in compare and contrast work book style. She also questions you throughout the book to train your "design eyes", which I found it particularly ... Read full review

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Contents

Is this book for you?
10
Design Principles
11
Designing Wth Type
143
Extras
197
Appendix
210
Index
212
Colophon
216
Copyright

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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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