Art Theory for Web Design / Edition 1

Art Theory for Web Design / Edition 1

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by Jennifer Golbeck
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576761428

ISBN-13: 9781576761427

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

This book introduces essential concepts of color and design theory with the web in mind. Technical issues of coding and accessibility are addressed from the beginning to allow for immediate experimentation with the visual interface. Each design concept is illustrated with artistic examples, sample web pages, and related usability issues so readers

Overview

This book introduces essential concepts of color and design theory with the web in mind. Technical issues of coding and accessibility are addressed from the beginning to allow for immediate experimentation with the visual interface. Each design concept is illustrated with artistic examples, sample web pages, and related usability issues so readers understand how these principles should guide basic choices in web design. For web designers who are looking for a foundation in art theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576761427
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Color Foundations for Art Theory

- Understand the RGB color system

- Learn to describe colors with 256 values in decimal and hexadecimal

- Introduce the color name system

- Understand the use of web-safe colors

- Learn how color is created in HTML and Cascading Style Sheets

Chapter 2: Color Theory

- Describe the basic principles and terminology of color mixing.

- Introduce color schemas and understand the aesthetics of color composition.

- Learn how to apply the doctrines of color theory to web design

Chapter 3: Graphic Design Theory

- Learn the basic elements and principles of design.

- Understand how these design formalisms are combined to produce different effects.

- See how these design examples are used in artwork and web pages.

- Practice implementing this artistic design into web page design.

Appendix A: HTML Color Reference

Appendix B: Artworks

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Art Theory for Web Design 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to this book when I learned web design, and I use it all the time. It presents basic concepts of art theory - color composition, line, shape, movement, etc. - in a clear way with the intended audience in mind. Any web designer should have a firm grasp on these principles, and I highly recommend this concise text for anyone who creates web pages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was attracted by the title of the book, which should involve great content. What a surprise when I read the book: only essential information that one can usually get by reading any different book on the topic. A great delusion!!!