How to Design Websites

By Alan Pipes

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  • Paperback
  • 200 illustrations
  • 168 pages
  • 280 x 216 mm
  • ISBN 9781856697392
  • Published October 2011

There are books on the nuts and bolts of web design and there are books about website aesthetics, showcasing examples of good design. How to Design Websites contains the essentials of both, addressing the skillsets required to produce websites that are functional and elegant – but from a graphic designer’s perspective. It demonstrates that you can design a working website in minutes without the need for expensive programs.

Chapters include Code, Layout, Text and Typography, and Images and Colour Schemes. Useful ‘tips and tricks’ panels are included, as well as step-by-step projects ––such as how to produce a portfolio site – that will be of interest to design students and to graduates of all disciplines. Inspirational ‘Trailblazer’ case studies showcase the best of contemporary designers and their work. Blogs, Facebook, Flickr and HTML5, and new ways of using the web, such as mobile phones and netbooks, are also discussed.

 

'Bridging the oft-segregated world of technical site-making and the aesthetic realms of web design, this Laurence King release does a fine job of negotiating the demands of both topics.'

Computer Arts Magazine

About the Author

Alan Pipes is a freelance writer, illustrator, webmaster, and part-time publisher specializing in the applications of computers in graphic design, fine art, illustration and product design. He is the former editor of CadCam International and the author of Production for Graphic Designers.

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'This is a beautiful book for teaching art and design students how to create well-designed and aesthetically-pleasing websites.'
Rose Marshack, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University. (Posted on 12/14/12)

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'Bridging the oft-segregated world of technical site-making and the aesthetic realms of web design, this Laurence King release does a fine job of negotiating the demands of both topics.' Computer Arts Magazine

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