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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The one risk here is that there is not a lot of information. There are lots of 'inspiration' books for graphic and web designers out there. This book outlines the human side of the information seeking process, and focuses on the aspects of this process that can best be supported by the user interface. This new volume focuses on taking an in-depth look at online portfolio sites. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Though this is not a new thing. Here you also see a grid of images neatly arranged into a solid wall of content. On this site you can clearly see the collage of images with a variety of sizes and dimensions.
You can sort of place things generally based on the order you put them into the page. As such. But as the screen size changes it will move things around. Using the Masonry plug-in. I want to mention a simpler alternative. The results look the same as the Masonry style when the items are equal width.
Designers can be really tempted into making monstrosities of portfolio sites. And with a one-pager like this. For starters. Rather than go overboard. And perhaps that is the rub: The one page folio is certainly not a new phenomenon.
This is not an insult but rather a compliment. His work is showcased beautifully and the site portrays him well. I think this is perhaps one of the most important elements you can put into your portfolio site. In contrast. The site lacks depth and decorative elements or ornate containers for content for the structure.
It is tempting to draw back and not want to pigeonhole yourself. Short of showing your best work. Tempting though it may be. When we think about recruiters looking at potential job candidates. In many cases the work is so outstanding that you hardly need to say anything else. This agency website is an extremely minimalist design that is essentially void of any decoration.
It is the hook that draws people in and makes them really want to work with the individual or agency that did the work. If your work is amazing this is a great way to structure your site. Another common approach in this section is to provide a very large grid of work with almost no supportive content or elements. Rather than mess around with sales pitches or fancy introductions you just get to the point.
This bare bones site gives the viewer almost nothing beyond the portfolio pieces. As the screen shrinks. On large screens. This single portfolio piece serves as a gateway to the portfolio as a whole. It is also important to give people a way to reach you. As you can see in the screenshot. It always helps when you have a great body of work to back things up. The one risk here is that there is not a lot of information.
Most often this is done through placement on the page and usually with very large images. Another interesting aspect of the large and prominent portfolio piece is the way the site handles as the screen changes size. It is a small detail. I do advocate for thinking creatively.
In each of my books I feature a section on atypical sites. It is hard to argue with an extremely functional site that demonstrates progressive. I decided to dedicate the chapter to atypical portfolio sites. The basic building blocks of the web are rectangular in shape.
While I do not advocate doing something atypical simply for the sake of being different. This site is not a horizontal scroller. Not only do they scale. That is. That said. In my opinion. I am intrigued with how the site balances showcasing an incredible body of work and a unique interface that shows off their coding skills.
From there. This is why I placed it into this particular category: It just felt atypical and distinct. Though the design is extremely restrained.
The animations on the home page also make this site worth a visit. This is a lethal combo that is remarkably effective.
In theory. In general. For this volume. Carefully consider the content and how the audience will engage with it to discover the details of the individual or company behind the site. The Web Designers Idea Book. Flag for inappropriate content.
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They've also included "Developer Notes" which I think are pretty insightful and in context. If you are involved in web design in any way even if you're hiring other people to do it , this book will be super handy.
The two editions are the same size and style With the two combined, there must be a thousand organized designs to look through. The amount of work that went into collecting such quality work without "filler" junk is astounding. I'm really impressed On the negative side: I'd personally prefer these came in large hardback coffee-table books. While maybe not as handy, it certainly would be great to have around the agency. Maybe after the 3rd edition, they should release a combined volume! What a great book.
There are lots of 'inspiration' books for graphic and web designers out there. Most consist of a few great sites. But McNeil makes this flood of layout orderly by breaking sites into categories - first according to basic design principles balance, contrast, document flow and then by site type.
An example of his detail is the entire chapter devoted to "" error pages - this is some serious work on what makes a layout tick. The author also provides advice on how to use the examples, and discussions of larger design trends. If you want to explore the "classic" web 2.
Also, nearly all work when you try the site URL! My only critique is labeling - some figures are not clearly labeled as being associated with text. It would also be great to have commentary on a larger proportion of the examples, but we'll need to pay the author more IMHO.
If you're trying to learn web design, get it! This is not a book you read from cover to cover. Its primary goal isn't to teach you CSS, how to use graphic design software, or how to do web design. It's a reference book as its title implies.
There are tidbits of useful advice scattered about from various industry professionals. The author, however, makes it clear that copying an entire design is tacky and unprofessional.
Use this book when you're running low on creative juices. Pick elements you like from multiple designs and mix-and-match to cater to your tastes or for your client. In an effort to build my references library, I added this to my collection.
Looking forward to getting the other series. Good for any front-end developer. I like this book because it is written for designers and from the perspective of a designer. Chapter 2, Basic Design Principles, would be particularly useful, especially for young designers. The chapter guides the reader to many important considerations in developing designs. The rest of the book are examples of good website designs. Obviously, the selection of examples was based on the principles presented at the start.
I miss the color palettes though that was provided in volume one of the book. So far it's ok. It's not your average textbook in that there are hardly any "professional" terms mentioned.
It's more like people in the business' opinion on what they think certain aspects of web design are. It's really not helping me much at all for my Mobile and Web Design class. I rented the Vol. Not very helpful, although this one is better as far as element descriptions goes.
They could do better in my opinion. One person found this helpful. The book is written on quality paper, and the page images are clear. Some of them are a little small, but they're readable when you consider that they're trying to cram one or two full screens into at best half a page or so.
The part I appreciated most was the color palettes at the end of each chapter.
I have no color taste, so it's nice to get a complete list of what's used in a given set of pages. Good source for ideas if you're trying to lay out a site but you're not quite sure what it should look like yet. I bought both volumes of this book and I'm impressed. They are both full of unique and beautiful websites. I feel as though the author was reading my mind, picking only the best websites that truly are like interactive works of art.
It is the cure to my designer's block! These books are made to work together and combine into a huge collection of some of the world's most truly awesome-looking websites.
One isn't complete without the other, so if you buy it, be sure to buy volume 1! I design my WordPress themes in Artisteer 4.
This book is one of the foundations I studied to improve the functionality and flow of my websites. There are lots of great ideas throughout.
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