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The Non-Designer's Design Book

Pays attention to the basic principles of good design and typography. This work includes design exercises, quizzes, illustrations, and examples.
The Non-Designer's Design Book
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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. In The Non-Designer's Design Book, 2nd Edition, Robin turns her attention to the basic principles of good design and typography. Readers who follow her clearly explained concepts will produce more sophisticated, professional, and interesting 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.
Robin Williams is the author of more than 20 best-selling and award-winning books, including The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, The Non-Designer's Type Book, and Robin Williams Design Workshop, and Web Design Workshop. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has influenced a generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the World Wide Web.
1. Is This Book For You? 2. Mini-Glossary. 3. The Joshua Tree Principle. 4. Proximity. 5. Alignment. 6. Repetition. 7. Contrast. 8. Review. 9. Type (& Life). 10. Categories Of Type. 11. Type Contrasts. 12. So, Do You Get It? Answers To Quizzes. Bibliography. Typefaces In This Book. Index.
So you have a great concept and all the fancy digital tools you could possibly require'what's stopping you from creating beautiful pages? Namely the training to pull all of these elements together into a cohesive design that effectively communicates your message. Not to worry: This book is the one place you can turn to find quick, non-intimidating, excellent design help. In The Non-Designer's Design Book, 2nd Edition, best-selling author Robin Williams turns her attention to the basic principles of good design and typography. All you have to do is follow her clearly explained concepts, and you'll begin producing more sophisticated, professional, and interesting pages immediately. Humor-infused, jargon-free prose interspersed with design exercises, quizzes, illustrations, and dozens of examples make learning a snap'which is just what audiences have come to expect from this best-selling author.
Author
Robin Williams
Pages
192
Publisher
Pearson Education (US)
Year
2003
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0321193857
ISBN-13
9780321193858
Format
Paperback
Imprint
Peachpit Press Publications
Country of Publication
United States
Replaces
9781566091596
DEWEY
686.2252
Illustrations
Illustrations
Birth
1953
Publication Date
2003-08-28
Place of Publication
Berkeley
Language
English
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