White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually Through Grahic, Web & Multimedia Design

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Computers - 273 pages
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Designing a brochure or web site without an art background? Step away from the computer and read this breezy introduction to visual communications first. Written for non-designers, White Space is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout text introducing the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communications across a variety of formats, from print to Web.

This beautifully illustrated, full-color book covers the basics to help you develop your eye and produce attractive work. Topics include:
* The basics of effective design that communicates its intended message
* Pre-design planning
* 13 Layout Sins to avoid
* Basic typography
* Working with color
* Storyboarding for video, Web, and presentions
* Information graphics
* Mini Art School--all the basics in one chapter
* Outputting your work

* Finally--the basics of layout, design, and visual communication for print and web in one easy-to-digest book!
* "Try This" sections in each chapter include fun, hands-on activities to develop skills.
* The companion web site includes text and photo support material; video clips that put the principles in practice; interactive multimedia components; and links.
 

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One of the very first books I picked up when I got interested in web design and development. The book provides a nice introduction to design across all domains. Since it covers many areas (design ... Read full review

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Love this book, it helped me with my design class. love this book

Contents

for research brainstorming
9
the workseverytime layout
21
13 amateur errors
31
the elements principles of design
43
when do i need one?
57
where to put your visuals type for impact
69
what you dont know can hurt you
85
choosing using color
111
maximum information in minimum space
153
planning visual storytelling
167
sometimes more is more
183
starring on the small screen
195
an overview of papers printing
219
now that you know enough to be dangerous thanks for stopping by
241
glossary
245
index
257

working with photos illustrations
131

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