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In a light and friendly voice, the author introduces the reader to new ways of styling websites. With specific examples for each of ten categories, he provides a wealth of techniques for the designer who wishes to apply these approaches in their own work. The styles are broken down into ten categories, which are:
Super Tiny SimCity School Further explorations in the book help designers determine which style choices would be most appropriate when changing the look of their own sites.
|2||Gothic Organic Style||10|
|3||Grid-Based Icon Style||36|
|4||Lo-Fi Grunge Style||52|
|5||Paper Bag Style||68|
|6||Mondrian Poster Style||84|
|7||Pixelated Punk Rock Style||100|
|8||SuperTiny SimCity Style||122|
|10||Drafting Table/Transformer Style||162|
|11||1950s Hello Kitty Style||176|
Posted December 13, 2001
FRESH STYLES FOR WEB DESIGNERS Eye Candy From the Underground Curt Cloninger PUBLISHER: New Riders REVIEWED BY: Barbara Rhoades BOOK REVIEW: Fresh Styles is the book to add to your library when your brain has run out of new ideas or you are in a ¿brain-freeze¿ mode. It is written in print size that won¿t give you eyestrain to read it and plenty of color is used to enhance what you are reading. Ten different styles are discussed from ¿Super Tiny SimCity¿ to ¿Paper Bag¿. Don¿t know what these terms mean? Chapters eight and five respectively will give you the low-down on these styles. The ¿off-the-wall¿ styles featured in Fresh Styles will get your creative juices flowing again and maybe even add a new style to your repertoire. The back cover has a built-in bookmark lip and while there are only four pages for the Content section, there are 13 pages in the Index. This should provide you with a way to locate what you want to find in the book. Each chapter ends with a listing of web sites mentioned in that chapter, therefore providing online visualization of work. If you have ever run into the ¿brain freeze¿ mode (and what designer hasn¿t?), then be sure to add Fresh Styles for Web Designers, Eye Candy From the Underground¿ to your library of reference material.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 17, 2001
Most books that are about actual web site and web page styles (as opposed to a how-to book with HTML and other technical details) end up being nothing more than an overpriced coffee table book with pictures of cutting edge sites appealing only to the avant garde and disillusioned. This book takes a different approach and identifies ten web site 'styles' that are current and may or may not be useful for your site. It is refreshing that many of the styles in this book are appropriate for practical, businesslike sites, although a couple of grunge styles are also examined. I was particularly intrigued by a style I would call Pixel People but the author labeled as SuperTiny SimCity Style. Although somewhat whimsical, this style was used successfully for CNN.com's Career section. So if you need some ideas to get out of a design rut you might want to check out this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.