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  • Web Graphic Design Books

    Hi everyone.

    I would like to learn about graphic design for the web i.e. how to make websites look good by using correct layouts, colors and fonts etc.

    Can you please:
    1. Provide an up to date list of good books for me to get stuck into?
    2. Identify any helpful tools e.g. the Adobe Kuler Color Wheel is great?
    3. Outline any good work from home courses that I might take?

    On the forum I found an old 2003 listing which provided a lot of helpful book titles but feel this must now be a little out of date. It's here:
    http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...ighlight=books

    Anyway thanks so much in advance. Can't wait to get studying.

    Johnny Jekyll

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    How much coding do you already know? A good bit? Some? None?
    Professional Pixel Pusher Designing the world around you. | Working daily to reach 10,000 hours of practice.

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      I know a little HTML/CSS, but the coding is not the issue at all.

      I purely need help on the graphic design side of things like web layouts, colors and fonts etc. This must be the forum to get helpful info?

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        Graphic Design is massively subjective, You can't really learn how to design from a book...you can learn what to look for but if you are web-savvy you will know this already. Best hing is to do what all us designers do, look around the web/mags/newspapers etc and when you see a style you like...MAKE IT YOURS.
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          Originally posted by andysain View Post
          Graphic Design is massively subjective, You can't really learn how to design from a book...you can learn what to look for but if you are web-savvy you will know this already. Best hing is to do what all us designers do, look around the web/mags/newspapers etc and when you see a style you like...MAKE IT YOURS.
          Or...if you find a couple of styles...figure out the parts you like, and invent a new style. Just remember, do not get attached to one style. Styles change, and you have to be prepared to change with them, or you will get left behind.
          "Go ahead, make your logos in PS. We charge extra money to redraw your logo into vector art so it can be printed on promotional product. Cha CHING! " - CCericola

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            Take up photography,

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