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Starting with desktop publishing, the graphic arts and knowledge delivery businesses have been turned upside down by digital technology -- and the revolution continues, with technologies such as the Web and PDF. If you're looking for an authoritative guide to the revolution, one you'll be able to use for years, it's arrived: The Handbook of Digital Publishing.
Michael L. Kleper, who's a Distinguished Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, one of the world's most sophisticated printing and graphics design schools, puts every new digital print and electronic publishing technology into perspective. Here, in the first of two volumes, Kleper focuses on typography, graphic design, layout and page creation, digital image capture and creation, and Adobe's PostScript/PDF technologies. (Volume II will cover color management, new media, and web publishing.)
Volume I begins with a detailed look at typography, from its age-old rules and conventions, to OpenType, the Unicode character set, and other new digital standards. You'll also find expert coverage of page design: fundamentals of proportion and balance, tools such as grids and master pages, the basic elements of a style manual, and the practical challenges of managing zillions of digital files.
The book's wide-ranging, authoritative coverage includes working with digital cameras and scanners; designing an efficient digital workflow for creating documents; database publishing; even choosing the right monitor. Everything that can be illustrated, is illustrated. Suddenly, if you've got questions about digital publishing, you've got answers: fast, thoughtful, and accurate. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.