White Space Is Not Your Enemy

White Space Is Not Your Enemy

White Space Is Not Your Enemy

White Space Is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats—from web to print. Sections on Gestalt theory, color theory, and WET layout are expanded to offer more in-depth content on those topics. This new edition features new covering current trends in web design—Mobile-first, UI/UX design, and web typography—and how they affect a designer’s approach to a project. The entire book will receive an update using new examples and images that show a more diverse set of graphics that go beyond print and web and focus on tablet, mobile and advertising designs.

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Genre : Computers
Author : Kim Golombisky
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-02-17
Total Pages : 292 Pages
ISBN : 9781351668767


White Space Is Not Your Enemy

White Space Is Not Your Enemy

Designing a brochure or web site without an art background? Step away from the computer and read this breezy introduction to visual communications first. Written for non-designers, White Space is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout text introducing the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communications across a variety of formats, from print to Web. This beautifully illustrated, full-color book covers the basics to help you develop your eye and produce attractive work. Topics include: * The basics of effective design that communicates its intended message * Pre-design planning * 13 Layout Sins to avoid * Basic typography * Working with color * Storyboarding for video, Web, and presentions * Information graphics * Mini Art School--all the basics in one chapter * Outputting your work

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Genre : Computers
Author : Kim Golombisky
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2013-05-02
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9781136080944


White Space Is Not Your Enemy

White Space Is Not Your Enemy

Defines page layout and design principles and explains how to use space, color, and type to create dynamic-looking documents and Web pages.

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Genre : Computers
Author : Kim Golombisky
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 273 Pages
ISBN : 9780240812816


Design Elements

Design Elements

The graphic design equivalent to Strunk & White's The Elements of Style This book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space. Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive, design becomes useless. In language, a departure from the rules is only appreciated as great literature if recognition of the rules underlies the text. Graphic design is a "visual language," and brilliance is recognized in designers whose work seems to break all the rules, yet communicates its messages clearly. This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 20 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together?Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.

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Genre : Design
Author : Timothy Samara
Publisher : Rockport Publishers
Release : 2007-04-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781616736361


Teaching Visual Literacy

Teaching Visual Literacy

Presents articles that describe how teachers and literacy specialists can use visual media, including graphic novels, cartoons, and picture books, to motivate reading.

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Genre : Education
Author : Nancy Frey
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release : 2008-01-09
Total Pages : 195 Pages
ISBN : 9781412953115


Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Graphic Design: Learn It, Do It is introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design and the Adobe Creative Cloud applications used to put these concepts into practice. This book is intended for production-oriented audiences, those interested in the what, why and how of graphic design. The "what" is effective graphic design, a visual solution created using the design principles that stands out in a crowded marketplace. This discussion includes color theory, typography and page layout. Focus on the "why" of design begins with the reasons why we communicate. Attention is paid to the purpose of the visual solution and to its audiences. The conversation highlights output options (print vs. onscreen) and their related file properties. The "how" of design addresses the stages of production and use of Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC to translate an idea into a visual solution. Following an overview of each application and its uses, step-by-step exercises are provided to foster familiarity with each application’s workspace and its tools. These exercises provide opportunities to implement the design principles and to produce examples of work for a design portfolio. Key Features: Content based on over a decade’s worth of experience teaching graphic design Contemporary examples and online references Guided exercises for working in the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC Accompanying exercise files and supporting materials available for download from the book’s companion website Discussion questions and activities included at the end of chapters to expand the presented topics

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Genre : Computers
Author : Katherine A. Hughes
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-06-06
Total Pages : 406 Pages
ISBN : 9780429664779


I Am Not Your Enemy

I Am Not Your Enemy

Are you my enemy? Am I yours? Violent stories surround us. Brutal beginnings, horror-filled middles, despair-inducing endings. We need better stories: stories forged in the furnace of conflict, narratives that kindle compassion and ignite hope. In the pages of I Am Not Your Enemy, writer Michael T. McRay visits divided regions of the world and interviews activists, peacebuilders, former combatants, and clergy members about their personal stories of conflict, justice, and reconciliation. In Israel and Palestine, Northern Ireland, and South Africa, he hears from grieving parents who comfort each other across enemy lines, a woman who meets her father's killer, and a young man who uses theater to counter the oppression of his people. In a time of heightened alienation and fear, McRay offers true, sacred stories of reconciliation and justice, asking what they can teach us about our own divided states. Must violence be met with violence? Is my belonging complete only when I take away yours? Will more guns, more walls, more weapons keep us safe? We need stories that cultivate empathy and tell the truth. We need stories to save us from our fear.

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Genre : Conduct of life
Author : Michael T. McRay
Publisher : Herald Press (VA)
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 1513805959


What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss

What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss

You probably already have a clear idea of what a "discussion guide for students" is: a series of not-very-interesting questions at the end of a textbook chapter. Instead of triggering thought-provoking class discussion, all too often these guides are time-consuming and ineffective. This is not that kind of discussion guide. What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss focuses on topics that introductory textbooks generally ignore, although they are prominent in students’ minds. Using approachable prose, this book will give students a more precise critical language to discuss “common sense” phenomena about media. The book acknowledges that students begin introductory film and television courses thinking they already know a great deal about the subject. What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss provides students with a solid starting point for discussing their assumptions critically and encourages the reader to argue with the book, furthering the 'discussion' on media in everyday life and in the classroom.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Greg Smith
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-09-13
Total Pages : 168 Pages
ISBN : 9781136934193


White Space Is Not Your Enemy

White Space Is Not Your Enemy

Designing a website or brochure without an art background? Then step away from the computer and read this engaging, conversational introduction to visual communications first. Written for the beginner, White Space is Not Your Enemy, Second Edition, is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats--from web to print. This beautifully illustrated, full-color book covers all of the basics to help you develop your eye and produce evocative designs that work. Topics include: What is design? Pre-design research and brainstorming. The "works-every-time layout" and "13 layout sins." The elements and principles of design. Layouts for impact. Getting along with type. Choosing and using color. Working with photos and illustrations. Intros to infographics, storyboarding and multimedia components. Output for the web and print. Visit www.whitespacedesignbook.com for additional supporting materials.

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Genre : Commercial art
Author : Rebecca Hagen
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780240824147


Designing Visual Interfaces

Designing Visual Interfaces

Ironically, many designers of graphical user interfaces are not always aware of the fundamental design rules and techniques that are applied routinely by other practitioners of communication-oriented visual design -- techniques that can be used to enhance the visual quality of GUIs, data displays, and multimedia documents. This volume focuses on design rules and techniques that are drawn from the rational, functionalist design aesthetic seen in modern graphic design, industrial design, interior design, and architecture -- and applies them to various graphical user interface problems experienced in commercial software development. Describes the basic design principles (the what and why), common errors, and practical step-by-step techniques (the how) in each of six major areas: elegance and simplicity; scale, contrast, and proportion; organization and visual structure; module and program; image and representation; and style. Focuses on techniques that will not only improve the aesthetics of the visual display, but, because they promote visual organization, clarity, and conciseness, will also enhance the usability of the product. Includes a catalog of common errors drawn from existing GUI applications and environments to illustrate practices that should be avoided in developing applications. For anyone responsible for designing, specifying, implementing, documenting, or managing the visual appearance of computer-based information displays.

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Product Details :

Genre : Computers
Author : Kevin Mullet
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1995
Total Pages : 273 Pages
ISBN : UOM:49015002361070