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The Non-Designer's Design Book

The Non-Designer's Design Book Description:

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 b The Non Designer s Design Book nd Edition b best selling author b Robin Williams b 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

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

The Non-Designer's Web Book

The Non-Designer's Web Book Description:

If you think web design is beyond your reach or if you want your existing web site to look more professional this thoroughly updated classic is the place to turn In these pages best selling authors b Robin Williams b and b John Tollett b share the creative ideas useful techniques and basic design principles that are essential to great Web design all in the context of the most current technology software and standards Throughout the authors aim is to inspire you and spark your creativity rather than sedate you with pages and pages of code To that end you ll find loads of real world examples interesting illustrations and the simple instructions you need to implement the techniques and concepts described in these pages

Rating: 3.40 out of 5

The Mac is Not a Typewriter

The Mac is Not a Typewriter Description:

One of the most popular Macintosh books ever written b The Mac is not a typewriter b has been called the i Strunk and White i of typography Best selling author b Robin Williams b s simple logical principles for using type to produce beautiful professional documents are as true now as they were when the original edition was published in This updated edition includes new examples and expanded information dedicated to the practical advice that made the first edition an enduring bestseller Throughout Robin shows you the small details that separate the pros from the amateurs typographer versus typewriter quotation marks en and em dashes tabs and indents kerning leading white space widows and orphans and hanging punctuation If you prepare documents you ll find b The Mac is not a typewriter Second Edition b an indispensable guide And those who read your documents will recognize the work of a pro even if they don t know a curly quote from curly fries

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

The Non-Designer's Design & Type Books, Deluxe Edition

The Non-Designer's Design & Type Books, Deluxe Edition Description:

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Rating: 3.31 out of 5

The Non-Designer's Type Book

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Rating: 3.34 out of 5

The Non-Designer's Presentation Book: Principles for Effective Presentation Design

The Non-Designer's Presentation Book: Principles for Effective Presentation Design Description:

These days it s not just corporate marketing directors tasked with giving computer based presentations anyone forced to stand in front of a crowd and talk for more than three minutes had better know how to put together a slide presentation You re not a professional designer but you want your slides to look professional What do you do br br Enter b Robin Williams b the beloved best selling non designer s designer with over copies of The Non Designer s Design Book in print who has taught an entire generation the basics of design and typography In The Non Designer s Presentation Book Robin expands upon the design principles introduced in her award winning Non Designer s series She explains four fundamental principles of good design as applied to digital presentations and adds four more principles specific to clear communication with slides br br Whether you work with a Mac or PC PowerPoint or Keynote let Robin guide you in her signature light hearted style through the entire process of creating a presentation from using the right software to organizing your ideas to designing effective beautiful slides that won t put your audience to sleep br br In this essential guide to presentation design you ll learn br br What makes a good presentation or a bad one How to plan organize and outline your presentation Four principles of designing effective presentations Four principles for designing beautiful slides that communicate clearly An exhaustive list of timeless presentation rules that you should totally ignore

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

Sweet Swan of Avon: Did a Woman Write Shakespeare?

Sweet Swan of Avon: Did a Woman Write Shakespeare? Description:

Argues that the works attributed to William Shakespeare were actually written by Mary Sidney Herbert the Countess of Pembroke a woman at the forefront of the literary movement in Elizabethan England yet forbidden to write for the stage because of her gender

Rating: 3.67 out of 5

Robin Williams Web Design Workshop

Robin Williams Web Design Workshop Description:

Robin Williams has taught millions what makes for good design and why never forgetting that most of us dont speak jargon and she does it all with a disarming sense of humor Now Robin with coauthors John Tollett and Dave Rohr translates the principles of creative effective design to the Web in Robin Williams Web Design Workshop Learn from these pros everything you need to know about Web design including the ways that color fonts clip art photographs and layout can work together to create the visual impression you want Robin doesnt just tell you about good Web design she shows you walking you through every step of the design process from site planning and layout to navigation design and functionality the book is illustrated with hundreds of full color examples Like Robin herself Robin Williams Web Design Workshop strikes the perfect teaching balance combining theory and real world experience all wrapped up in a colorful engaging package

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

Robin Williams Design Workshop, Second Edition

Robin Williams Design Workshop, Second Edition Description:

b Learn design theory and practical know how from the award winning author design team Robin Williams and John Tollett b Robin Williams introduced design and typographic principles to legions of readers with her best selling Non Designer s book series Now she and designer co author John Tollett take you to the next level of creative design with practical advice and lessons in composition visual impact and design challenges br Presented in Robin and John s signature style writing that is so crystal clear it s accessible to absolutely anyone and illustrated with hundreds of full color design examples the ideas in this book tackle design theory visual puns and layout and graphics strategies for real world projects Developing designers will appreciate the authors imaginative approach and well chosen examples br br Discover practical and effective design principles and concepts and how to apply them to virtually any project Learn why some designs are attention getting and others are not Learn how to choose just the right look corporate or casual classic or trendy for specific types of projects such as business cards letterhead and envelopes newsletters and brochures logos advertising and more Test your design acumen by comparing before and after examples Find a wealth of inspiration for your own design projects Gain insight into the design process by studying the work of guest designers who offer their personal commentary and insights br

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

The Non-Designer's InDesign Book

The Non-Designer's InDesign Book Description:

Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe s creative products but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well If Adobe InDesign CS is the one app in the suite that makes you feel like you re entering a foreign country where you don t speak the language Robin Williams provides the perfect travel guide and translator in this new edition to the best selling Non Designer s series br This fun straight forward four color book includes many individual exercises designed specifically to teach InDesign CS to beginners in such a way that you can jump in at any point to learn a specific tool or technique Along the way Robin offers design tips for making your work communicate appropriately and beautifully br Whether you need to create your own marketing materials for a small business or organization or you want your student or business papers to be perceived as more professional or you want to become more proficient with the design tools you already use this book is the fastest and most efficient path to mastering basic tasks InDesign br In this non designer s guide to InDesign CS you ll learn How to create basic design projects such as flyers business cards letterhead ads brochures CD covers and much moreHow to add images to your pages and crop rotate resize and add effects to those imagesHow to use InDesign s typographic tools to make your work look professionalHow to use style sheets so every job is easier to create and work withHow to use tabs and indents with confidence and predictabilityHow to create nice looking tables to effectively organize dataAnd of course the basics of working in InDesign with layers panels tools etc

Rating: 3.50 out of 5