1. Start with a heaping of clear, clever and amusing discussions of virtually every topic you might encounter in creating Web graphics. Lines and dividers. Buttons and backgrounds. Image maps. Text effects. JPEG vs. GIF. Web-safe color palettes. Interlacing and transparency.
2. Stir in step-by-step procedures for all the tasks you're most likely to perform-using the software you're most likely to use. Color reductions with Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. Image mapping with LiveImage and MapEdit. Creating a GIF animation with Painter.
3. Season with insight into the real day-to-day issues that Web designers face. Creating an overall site concept-and getting it past your company's internal politicians. Doing makeovers on crummy existing sites.
4. Serve with CD-ROM containing dollops of trialware and demos (Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and PageMaker; Caligari trueSpace3, Fractal Design Painter, Detailer and Expression, Jasc Paint Shop Pro, Macromedia Flash, MetaTools Kai's Power Tools, and lots more). The result? Very tasty
Bill Carmada @ Cyberian Express