The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

by Jason Beaird (Author), Kevin Yank (Technical Director), and Andy Rutledge (Expert Reviewer)

[Book Cover] The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

Tired of making web sites that work absolutely perfectly but just don't look nice?

If so, then The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is for you. A simple, easy-to-follow guide, illustrated with plenty of full-color examples, this book will lead you through the process of creating great designs from start to finish. Good design principles are not rocket science, and using the information contained in this book will help you create stunning web sites.

  • Understand the design process, from discovery to implementation
  • Understand what makes "good design"
  • Developing pleasing layouts using grids, the rule of thirds, balance and symmetry
  • Use color effectively, develop color schemes and create a palette
  • Use textures, lines, points, shapes, volumes and depth
  • Learn how good typography can make ordinary designs look great
  • Effective imagery: choosing, editing and placing images
  • And much more

Throughout the book, you'll follow an example design, from concept to completion, learning along the way.

Reviews

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
Reviewed by Nate Klaiber on July 9th, 2007 @ 08:18PM
Overall, this book is an excellent resource for those seeking design instruction and inspiration.

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