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Design for Hackers

Reverse-engineering Beauty
Kadavy, David (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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Looks at classical design principles and techniques for Web designers using a "reverse-engineering" process, with information on such topics as color, proportion, white space, composition, and typographic etiquette.
Authors: Kadavy, David
Title: Design for hackers
reverse-engineering beauty
Publisher: West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2011
Characteristics: xiv, 338 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Kadavy
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Pt. I. Understanding design. Why design matters ; The purpose of design
Pt. II. Medium and form. Medium and form in typography ; Technology and culture
Pt. III. Composition. Fool's golden ratio : understanding proportions ; Holding the eye : composition and design principles ; Enlivening information : establishing a visual hierarchy
Pt. IV. Color. Color science ; Color theory
Part V. Appendixes. Choosing and pairing fonts ; Typographic etiquette
Summary: Looks at classical design principles and techniques for Web designers using a "reverse-engineering" process, with information on such topics as color, proportion, white space, composition, and typographic etiquette.
ISBN: 1119998956
9781119998952
Branch Call Number: 006.7 K115d 2011
Subject Headings: Computer graphics Graphic design (Typography) Graphic arts Web sites Design
Topical Term: Computer graphics
Graphic design (Typography)
Graphic arts
Web sites
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Kadavy, David. Design for hackers. West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2011 1119970067 (OCoLC)762325183
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May 10, 2014
  • susanpedley rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The writer spends too much time telling you what he's going to tell you in he next chapter. If you take out all that fluff, the book would be more concise and helpful. I couldn't finish it because I got sick of hearing what was coming in the next section.

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