The principles of beautiful web design

The principles of beautiful web design

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design | By Jason Beaird
1st Edition | PDF | 180 Pages | 978-0-9758419-6-9 | March 2007 | 6.67 MB

“You don't need to go to Art School to design great looking web sites!”

This book will show you how to:

* Create amazing designs from scratch
* Understand why some designs “work”
* Unleash your creative talents
* Master the design fundamentals: layout, color, texture, typography and imagery
* Uncover the trade secrets the great designers keep to themselves

…and much more. Far too many things to mention here!

Book Description:
Tired of making web sites that work absolutely perfectly but just don’t, well, look very nice? Using The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, you’ll see just how easy it can be to create aesthetically pleasing and usable web site designs.

This gorgeous, full-color book will guide you through the complete design process from getting inspiration and sketching ideas out through to choosing a color scheme, designing the layout, and selecting effective imagery.

Throughout, the focus is on simple and practical techniques that anyone can use – you don’t need to have gone to art school or have artistic flair to create stunning designs using the methods outlined in this book.

Look inisde - almost 300 pages of full color web technique You’ll follow along as author and design guru Jason Beaird creates a complete web site layout as the book unfolds using the techniques that you’ve learned.

The book’s full-color layout and large format (8” x 10”) make this book a pleasure to read.
What will you learn?

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is a good book to kick start your graphic-design journey.

This book will show you how to:

* Understand the design process, from discovery to implementation
* Develop pleasing layouts using grids, the rule of thirds, balance, and symmetry
* Use color effectively, develop color schemes and create a palette
* Use textures: lines, points, shapes, volumes, and depth
* Learn how good typography can make ordinary designs look great
* Effective imagery: choosing, editing and placing images
* Understand what makes “good design”
* Follow an example design from concept to completion
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