Artistic Web Design Using Adobe Dreamweaver And Photoshop: An Introduction / Edition 1

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This book provides an understanding of the principles of artistic design as they relate to the web, followed by the application of those design principles using AdobeĀ® Dreamweaver and resulting in the ability to create effective websites. Tailored to users of either CS3, CS4, or the latest version of Dreamweaver, CS5, each chapter is comprised of three sections: new concepts; "reinforcing your knowledge" through projects and exercises; and a "build your own website" section designed to offer the reader the opportunity to build their own website using the concepts from each chapter. By the end of the book, the reader will have their very own website!

The book starts with an introduction to the principles of design unique to the web, and then progresses to the incorporation of those principles into Adobe Dreamweaver for aesthetically pleasing web design. In fact, several chapters of this four-color, heavily illustrated text are devoted to web design from an artist's perspective.

The author discusses understanding the psychological influence of colors, web typography and the voice of type, the principles of design as they relate to the web, and how to maximize the potential of the graphic programs the readers are already familiar with to create effective graphics, creative navigation, and more. This text brings the reader through the design stage from initial concept to graphic preparation, followed by the importing of graphics or whole pages into Dreamweaver for building the site and uploading it to the Internet. Although no programming knowledge is required, a chapter on HTML and other web programming fundamentals is included. A CD-ROM with images, sample web pages, and more accompanies the book. An instructor's resource kit is available upon adoption as a text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763785949
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

    Finally- a web design book that explains it all!

    If you want to learn web design but HATE reading dry technical books & manuals as much as I do, then you've GOT to get this book! So many books about web design assume you already have a basic knowledge of the subject, but this one's completely different. Author Vickie Wolper actually walks you through it from the beginning, and she does it with a warm & friendly style that actually makes it FUN! I highly recommend this book if you want to get into web design. Not only is it a pleasure to read, but it's sure to become your resource "bible".

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    This is a wonderful book! Highly recommended!

    I have wanted to learn Dreamweaver for some time, but could never get very far with it. Most books on the subject, (I have several others) are overly large, unfriendly tomes with too much technical jargon. This book is not only highly readable and clearly thought out, but it also makes the process of learning a difficult subject enjoyable. It is not intimidating to follow, enabling you to continue and learn. I am about to successfully finish my first website using Artistic Web Design, which walked me through the process clearly in a step by step approach. I am thrilled! I would highly recommend this book, it is a breath of fresh air and brought me results!

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Follow the book - you'll get results

    I just finished designing my first website using this book. "Artistic Web Design" is amazingly written - perfect for those of us who have big visions, but little technical knowledge to see it through. I read the chapters, did the exercises at the end of the chapters, and then applied the knowledge to my own site. The book is laid out to avoid having to jump from here to there and back over and over. Ms. Wolper's style of writing is well thought out, methodical, and is written without all the "techno/geek speak". Do what the book says, you will be amazed!

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