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The art of design CAN be learned. This book will lead you through the process.

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It's a common thing for developers to hand off work to a designer because "I'm sooo bad at design. Everything I make looks ugly."

Well my terrible-designer friend, it's because most people don't know the PRINCIPLES of design.

How can you come up with a great looking color scheme if you don't understand the principles of which colors look great together?

You can sit there and scroll through all 2,000,000 colors...OR start reading the SitePoint Principles of Beautiful Web Design ebook to find out WHY a certain color will go well with another (and you can apply that info to every color combination you pick).

This ebook takes you through the all the principles of good web design. You'll learn to:

  • Make killer color schemes (one of the biggest problems most people face when they sit down with a blank slate).
  • Makes a good layout (and how to manage all that white-space)
  • Use textures without being cheesy - point, line, shape, volume etc
  • Master typography - Learn how subtle changes to font can give a completely different feel to web pages
  • How to choose, edit, and position images the correct way.
  • How to design for mobile devices (hugely in demand right now)
  • ...even more stuff we can't list here
  • DESIGN IS A SKILL THAT CAN BE LEARNED

    ...this is the mantra behind this book.

    So if you ever get stuck on something like a color scheme, you can always refer back to the Principles of Beautiful Web Design and quickly come up with the best combination.

    Normally the ebook costs $30 on SitePoint (and is worth every penny), but for a LIMITED TIME ONLY you Sumo-lings can have it for only $19!

    Get a "Designer's Eye" today with this SitePoint design ebook.

    P.S. From the book I learned that wearing all black will make me look like a 450 lbs Sumo instead of a 510 lbs Sumo ;-)

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Fabian Vogelsteller Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos

The second edition is from 2010, i expected a newer version.

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Joel Simpson Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   June 21, 2012

Phil Mann Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

Great intro to design theory for a complete non-artist like me. One note - be sure to read it on a computer or color e-reader, because you will miss a lot of the color theory on a b&w Kindle.

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   February 22, 2012

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Antonio Chillaron Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos

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Jon Mckinley Rated 2 out of 5 tacos Rated 2 out of 5 tacos Rated 2 out of 5 tacos Rated 2 out of 5 tacos Rated 2 out of 5 tacos

I personally did not like this book, as a web designer. It did not suit my needs.

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   December 29, 2011

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George Sand Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos

Very easy read for doing web design...holding off on fifth taco until I read more...but it looks like it will reach 5 tacos...

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Tanya Philp Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

This is an exceptional price for this book - I have the first edition and for this price I had to have the second. It's an excellent book.

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Claude Filimenti Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

Nice intro to design. Covers a lot of material in an easy to understand manner. For beginners to intermediate users.

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Dionizio Bonfim Bach Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

Sitepoint makes great books!
It's aways good to have them for a better price.
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