Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the Underground
Learn how to improve commercial Web sites with completely fresh styles. Helps Web Designers distinguish their work from the crowd by learning to break away from boring, print-based site design strategies. Inspires with colorful and eye opening examples of edgy, refreshing styles from the experimental web design subculture. References corporate sites that show proof of concept by successfully applying these design solutions, and shows how to transform your existing site. 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 including: Gothic Organic School, Wireframe Icon School, Lo-fi Grunge School, Paper Bag School, Mondrian Poster School, Pixelated Punk Rock School, 1950s Hello Kitty School, HTMinimaLism School, DraftingTable/Instruction Manual School, Super Tiny SimCity School. Fresh Styles for Web Designers will appeal to anyone who cares about the design of Websites because it provides new paradigms. Younger, Gen X and Y designers will like it because it speaks to their aesthetic and affirms their work; Baby Boomer designers will too because it will show them how to create sites that break the mold of old media design strategies.
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All that prime real estate in the top of the browser window is entirely wasted. And
so what? The purpose of Mondrian poster design is to recontextualize the entire
browser window into a single space. The old paradigm of the web page as a city
Holistic Browser Window Design The most defining characteristic of the Mondrian
Poster Style is that it fills the entire browser window with at least two different
blocks of color. Lots of sites fill the entire browser window with one block of color.
Full-Screen Control lf you are trying to take over someone's computer and disrupt
his entire world view, you can't do it all scrunched up in the top-left corner of the
browser window. Nor can you do it from some tiny pop-up window. That's why ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hatchibombotar - LibraryThing
Now six years old, this is looking pretty dated. In some ways, having read so much about simplicity and standards and bulletproof design, I found this book almost shocking and illicit! But it does ... Read full review
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Gothic Organic Style
GridBased lcon Style
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