Deconstructing Web Graphics

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In this handsome, full-color book for Web designers, Web expert Lynda Weinman and artist Jon Warren Lentz team up to present you with case studies of successfully designed Web sites. The authors interview the artists and programmers who produced each site and dissect the problems and solutions behind each site. The companies whose sites are highlighted include Qaswa, a Web-design company; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Bosch Power Tools, a manufacturer of powered hand tools; National Geographic Society; Akimbo, a Web-design company; and @tlas , a Web magazine. The case studies offer a wide variety of advice: you get tips on using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Macromedia Flash, DreamWeaver, Shockwave, RealAudio, BBEdit, and GifBuilder; moving from CD-ROM to Web design; understanding tables, frames, Dynamic HTML, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript; and working with information architecture, navigation, and color. An appendix provides brief information on Web color, hexadecimal color, image compression, and Web file formats, and another offers contact information for the book's contributors. The glossary contains computer and design terms. --Kathleen Caster