Whatever.nike.com drew on an interface concept that first appeared on a designer's personal Web site. Musicians like Mick Jagger and Bjork rely on designers who have honed their skills through personal projects. These sites-whether homepages that show off a designer's work, or "business" Web pages that have been turned into creative experiments-are the breeding grounds for tomorrow's biggest commercial successes.
Personal Web Sites examines this critical genre of Web design, showcasing the personal work of more than twenty-five of the field's top artists. From narrative sites like volumeone.com; to communities like archinect.com; to portals like k10k.net, this book illustrates how the best in the business use private space as a proving ground for future commercial projects.
Insightful text and telling interviews provide an intimate window into each artist's private world of creativity, and compelling images showcase some of the most beautiful examples of online design. Offering a fresh view of how Web designers get their inspiration, this unique volume makes the undeniable connection between personal creative passion and commercial success.
Author Biography: Joe Shepter began writing about design at Adobe Systems, Inc. where he helped develop the popular Web Center and Adobe Studio sites. A respected journalist in the field of art and graphic design, he has written more than fifty articles on top Web designers, and served as an interactive writer on sites for films like Gladiator, Spy Kids, and Mark Twain. He currently lives in Palo Alto, CA.
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