The Non-Designer's Design Book

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 from trusted design instructor Robin Williams. This revised classic--now in full color--includes a new section on the hot topic of Color itself. In The Non-Designer's Design Book,3rd Edition, Robin turns her attention to the basic principles that govern good design. Readers who follow her clearly explained concepts will produce more sophisticated and professional 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 175.26 x 269.24 x 12.7mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0321534042
  • 9780321534040
  • 35,981

About Robin Williams

Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer's Design Book, The Non-Designer's Type Book, The Little Mac Book, Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, 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, the Mac, desktop publishing, and the Web.show more

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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 from trusted design instructor Robin Williams. This revised classic--now in full color--includes a new section on the hot topic of Color itself. "In The Non-Designer's Design Book, """ 3rd" Editio""n, " Robin turns her attention to the basic principles that govern good design. Readers who follow her clearly explained concepts will produce more sophisticated and professional 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.show more

Table of contents

Design Principles 1 The Joshua Tree Epiphany 2 Proximity 3 Alignment 4 Repetition 5 Contrast 6 Review 7 Using Color 8 Extra Tips & Tricks Designing Wth Type 9 Type (& Life) 10 Categories of Type 11 Type Contrasts Extras 12 So, Does it Make Sense? 13 Answers to Quizzes 14 Typefaces in this Book Appendix Indexshow more