Web Design Essentials (2nd Edition)
||Author: Maria Giudice, Anita Dennis|
List Price: $40.00
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Publisher: Adobe Press (21 May, 2001)
Sales Rank: 99,898
Average Customer Rating: 4.1 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
Helpful but not for the advanced
This book is a good resource type book for me. I have done web design before. The book has a pretty good Hex/RGB Conversion Chart in the back. It has a nice glossary. It even has a good chart on understanding style sheet attributes. It is not one of my favorites mainly because it was not the kind of book i was looking for. It's good for those who are just beginning and have some knowledge of how to use Photoshop, illustrator, golive, and Livemotion. If you have never touched these programs this is not the book to get. If you have you might find out some things you didn't know. It's a great book for the right price. i would not spend a lot of money on it, I'm cheap like that. However i am keeping mine for the Hex/RGB chart and maybe some later references.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I am a print and web designer and I found that this book was really helpful. I liked how the chapters were divided in a logical progression, and how the tips within each chapter were ordered from simplest to most difficult. The tips on LiveMotion were a bit challenging for me, however...I think there could have been some finessing of that section. Nonetheless, the book is lovely to peruse with its colorful and diverse styles of artwork. The layout was clean and I was able to follow along with the tips pretty easily. I agree with the previous reviewers that this book might not be for a beginner, but as an intermediate to power-user, I think the tips, and the book as a whole, were quite worthwhile.
Rating: 1 out of 5
THIS BOOK IS TERRIBLE
I have been in the web design feild for about a year and thought i could add to my abilities to use Adobe products by buying this book. WHAT A JOKE!! It is ridiculously fragmented, the screen shots do not match what you see (I have the current versions and older versions of adobe products), and they dont explain anything. they just list what to do. not WHY you are doing it, or WHAT you are doing, just lists. IT IS TERRIBLE. I spent several hours wasting my time trying to get something useful out of this book before I threw it in the garbage. Unfortunately, I was unable to take anything positive from this book. $... down the drain.
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