FRESH STYLES FOR WEB DESIGNERS: EYE CANDY FROM THE UNDERGROUND

FRESH STYLES FOR WEB DESIGNERS: EYE CANDY FROM THE UNDERGROUND

By: Cloninger, Curt

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Wow, this is a fun book. If you spend a lot of time on Web design and suffe r occasional burnout, Fresh Styles is the inspiration booster shot you need to get you back to the keyboard to whip up something new. Perhaps you'd li ke to try "gothic organic" or "pixelated punk"? Author Curt Cloninger, who' s written for the Web developer forum Alistapart.com, defines 10 "undergrou nd" Web styles using case studies of several Web sites, and discovers what makes them not just cutting edge but marketable, too. These site designs no t only mimic print design, but embrace the medium of the Web with all its f laws (browser incompatibilities, sluggish download times, varying viewer op erating systems, and screen resolutions). All 10 of the design styles discussed in this book sprang from a dissatisf action with the status quo, a love of the Web as a medium, and a passion fo r evocative, communicative design. With such fun chapters as "1950s Hello Kitty Style" and "Paper Bag Style," hundreds of screenshots, and techniques for achieving these looks, Fresh S tyles isn't just an inspiring kick in the pants but a cookbook/resource as well. Not everything here conforms to usability wisdom; for example, pages may not bookmark because they're in designer-defined pop-up windows or the entire site is one big Flash file. But the author encourages readers to go beyond the universally practical: "Go ahead and fiddle while Rome burns." There are ideas here you may never have thought of using. The 8-bit gifs in the "SuperTiny SimCity Style" are the opposite of most designers' layered Photoshop creations. A link points to the perfect Web tutorial on how.

Title: FRESH STYLES FOR WEB DESIGNERS: EYE CANDY FROM THE UNDERGROUND

Author Name: Cloninger, Curt

Categories: Computers & Technology,

Publisher: Waite Group Press: 2001

ISBN Number: 0735710740

ISBN Number 13: 9780735710740

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000009336