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The Web Designer's Roadmap
     

The Web Designer's Roadmap

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by Giovanni DiFeterici
 

The Web Designer's Roadmap is a full-color book about the creative process and the underlying principles that govern that process.

While other books cover the nuts 'n' bolts of how to design the elements that make up websites, this book outlines how effective designers go about their work, illustrating the complete creative process from start to

Overview

The Web Designer's Roadmap is a full-color book about the creative process and the underlying principles that govern that process.

While other books cover the nuts 'n' bolts of how to design the elements that make up websites, this book outlines how effective designers go about their work, illustrating the complete creative process from start to finish.

As well as how-to content, the book draws on interviews with a host of well-known design gurus, including Shaun Inman, Daniel Burka, Meagan Fisher, Donald Norman and Dan Rubin.

A non-academic book, this is a fun and easy read packed with practical information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987247841
Publisher:
SitePoint Pty, Limited
Publication date:
08/22/2012
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 10.07(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Giovanni is an illustrator, designer, and front-end developer at Period Three, a web design firm in South Carolina. He's also the content and style editor for Unmatched Style, a design gallery and blog dedicated to documenting and curating all things both badass and web design-related. Giovanni regularly speaks at conferences about creativity, interface design, and art. Before becoming a designer, he was a fine artist for many years, which continues to inform his web design process and aesthetic. In addition, Giovanni's favorite comic book is Akira, he is the proud owner of a large red mohawk, and he believes Francis Bacon is the greatest painter ever.

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FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
Are you a web designer who seeks a structured way to be creative when designing websites? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Giovanni DiFeterici, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that delves into the creative side of designing for the Web, including a look at art history and some sources of inspiration for the intrepid web designer. DiFeterici, begins by explaining the book’s broader concepts and establishes the general terminology he’ll be using. Next, he presents a brief history of design and shows how the design process has changed over the years. Then, the author covers some practical lessons you should learn when deciding on the look of your design. He continues by showing you how assess the structural and technical needs of a website and its design. The author then looks at the most common design patterns, and possible use cases for when and how they should be implemented. Next, he addresses conceptual design and how you will arrive at a theme that informs the design process. Finally, the author examines progressive enhancement and looks at some fancy tools and apps that should make your designing life easier. This most excellent book is ideal for designers who are just starting out. Just as important, the book is also useful for anyone looking for a different perspective.