Sexy Web Design: Creating Interfaces that Work (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/4/7
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Sexy Web Design is an easy-to-follow guide that reveals the secrets of how to build your own breathtaking web interfaces from scratch. You'll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design.
Even if you're short on design skills, with this book you'll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all.
Throughout, the focus is on simple and practical techniques that anyone can use - you don't need to have gone to art school or have artistic flair to create stunning designs using the methods outlined in this book.
The book's full-color layout and large format (8" x 10") make Sexy Web Design a pleasure to read.
- Master key web interface design principles
- Design amazing web interfaces from scratch
- Create beautiful, yet functional, web sites
- Unleash your artistic talents
- And much more
Who should read this book?
Whether you're completely new to web design, a seasoned pro looking for inspiration, or a developer wanting to improve your sites' aesthetics, there's something for everyone here.
How? Because instead of trying to cover every possible area of creating a web site, we've focused purely on the design stage; that is, everything that happens before a single line of code is written.
However, great design is more than just aesthetics. Long before we open our graphics program of choice, we'll be conducting research, dealing with clients, responding to briefs, sketching out sitemaps, planning information architecture, moving from doodles to diagrams, exploring different ways of interactivity, and building upon design traditions.
But ultimately, you'll be finding out how to create web sites that look drop-dead gorgeous.
This book is good for what it is, an overview of the web design process. But as far as sexy web design is concerned, this book is nothing but. This book would be great for someone just starting out in the web design field and doesn't know how to go from meeting with the client to completing the site the client had in mind. If you're looking for a book about sexy web design then I'd suggest looking somewhere else.
What this book is not is a technical reference regarding to code. This book does not explain how to use CSS or the HTML tags to create the design effect (for the most part). However, if you purchase this book to get an overall picture of creating an online mood or user experience then this is a great buy.
I think the value of this book is being able to have someone mentor you. Elliot has proven "sexy web designs" so he is one you would want to have mentor you. I believe I will become a better designer after sitting under his tutelage.
My only disappointment is the price of the book. Sitepoint seems to price all their books at $39.95 regardless of amount of content. This book was a quick read and I think it would have been better priced at $24.99 or less.
This book has helped me a lot with regards to planning a nice website and how to architect its information.
I certainly recommend this book to beginners and to those who are eager to get better at webdesigning. But not to advanced webdesigner, since I think this book doesn't go way deep in each skill.
I just wish the book had more content. Perhaps in a new edition.
Very good indeed!