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Web Design Studio Secrets
     

Web Design Studio Secrets

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by Deke McClelland, Katrin Eismann, Terri Stone, Steve Broback (Foreword by)
 

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Do you keep an archive of killer Web sites? You're not alone. Fifteen leading Web designers reveal the secrets behind their favorite sites in the updated edition of Web Design Studio Secrets. Featuring interviews with the experts, undocumented tips and techniques, and full-color illustrations in an oversized format, this edition also presents case studies packed

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Do you keep an archive of killer Web sites? You're not alone. Fifteen leading Web designers reveal the secrets behind their favorite sites in the updated edition of Web Design Studio Secrets. Featuring interviews with the experts, undocumented tips and techniques, and full-color illustrations in an oversized format, this edition also presents case studies packed with advice.

Discover what's in a winning site — Dynamic HTML, Flash animation, and JavaScript rollovers are among the contenders. The CD-ROM contains demo software from key industry players, artwork from the book, and QuickTime interviews with featured artists. With Web Design Studio Secrets, 2nd Ed., you'll find out what the competition's been up to and how to use it to your advantage.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
How do the world's best web designers do what they do? See for yourself, in the full-color Web Design Studio Secrets, Second Edition. Photoshop maven Deke McClelland and his colleagues peer over the shoulders of 15 great designers, cajoling them into revealing the secrets of their hottest projects.

These ideas are rooted firmly in reality. And they run the gamut, from down-and-dirty tips (when to use LOWSRC to load low-res preview images; how to build a table to do exactly what you want it to) to high-level issues (more effective site management and workflow techniques).

There's a wonderful expert guide to rollovers (sure, you can automate them in Dreamweaver, but not the cool ones designer Neil Robertson shows you how to build). You'll watch expert designers breathe new life into animated GIFs, and work around Flash's limitations (for example, to create 3D bevel and emboss effects). You'll discover just the right Premiere and QuickTime settings for delivering optimum video on the Web. You'll even walk through building a site that will get its content from enterprise databases, watching how templates can be used in the real world to enforce consistency and improve efficiency.

A minor gripe: some of the work in this Second Edition has been around a couple of years. But all of it, new and old, is superb, and all the ideas are relevant. More than relevant, actually: powerfully useful.
Bill Camarda, bn.com editor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764534553
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/23/2000
Series:
Secrets Series
Edition description:
2ND BK&CDR
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
3.20(w) x 3.95(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

DEKE McCLELLAND is a contributing editor at Publish and Macworld magazine and the award-winning author of more than 30 bestselling books on computer graphics and design, including Macworld Photoshop 5 Bible and Studio Secrets

KATRIN EISMANN is an internationally recognized artist, educator, and speaker.

TERRI STONE covers Web design and multimedia at Macworld.

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Web Design Studio Secrets 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding book! If you are looking for a technical 'how to' book, this is not what you want. This is designed to show you how to make your website more marketable and appear a lot more presentable. I cannot recommend a book more strongly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a valuable resource to web designers everywhere. It doesn't get into detail of the actual HTML like so many other publications. Instead it covers topics rarely found including tips and technniques for layout, structure, Dynamic HTML as a design tool, it even has a portion about why a designer would choose a sans serif font over a serif with on-screen design.