White Space Is Not Your Enemy

White Space Is Not Your Enemy
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Author: Kim Golombisky,Rebecca Hagen
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781351668767
Release: 2017-02-17
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

White Space Is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats—from web to print. Sections on Gestalt theory, color theory, and WET layout are expanded to offer more in-depth content on those topics. This new edition features new covering current trends in web design—Mobile-first, UI/UX design, and web typography—and how they affect a designer’s approach to a project. The entire book will receive an update using new examples and images that show a more diverse set of graphics that go beyond print and web and focus on tablet, mobile and advertising designs.

White Space is Not Your Enemy

White Space is Not Your Enemy
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Author: Kim Golombisky,Rebecca Hagen
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781136080944
Release: 2013-05-02
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Designing a brochure or web site without an art background? Step away from the computer and read this breezy introduction to visual communications first. Written for non-designers, White Space is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout text introducing the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communications across a variety of formats, from print to Web. This beautifully illustrated, full-color book covers the basics to help you develop your eye and produce attractive work. Topics include: * The basics of effective design that communicates its intended message * Pre-design planning * 13 Layout Sins to avoid * Basic typography * Working with color * Storyboarding for video, Web, and presentions * Information graphics * Mini Art School--all the basics in one chapter * Outputting your work

White Space is Not Your Enemy

White Space is Not Your Enemy
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Author: Kim Golombisky,Rebecca Hagen
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780240812816
Release: 2010
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Defines page layout and design principles and explains how to use space, color, and type to create dynamic-looking documents and Web pages.

What Media Classes Really Want to Discuss

What Media Classes Really Want to Discuss
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Author: Greg Smith
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781136934193
Release: 2010-09-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

You probably already have a clear idea of what a "discussion guide for students" is: a series of not-very-interesting questions at the end of a textbook chapter. Instead of triggering thought-provoking class discussion, all too often these guides are time-consuming and ineffective. This is not that kind of discussion guide. What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss focuses on topics that introductory textbooks generally ignore, although they are prominent in students’ minds. Using approachable prose, this book will give students a more precise critical language to discuss “common sense” phenomena about media. The book acknowledges that students begin introductory film and television courses thinking they already know a great deal about the subject. What Media Classes Really Want To Discuss provides students with a solid starting point for discussing their assumptions critically and encourages the reader to argue with the book, furthering the 'discussion' on media in everyday life and in the classroom.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design
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Author: Katherine A. Hughes
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9780429664779
Release: 2019-06-06
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Graphic Design: Learn It, Do It is introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design and the Adobe Creative Cloud applications used to put these concepts into practice. This book is intended for production-oriented audiences, those interested in the what, why and how of graphic design. The "what" is effective graphic design, a visual solution created using the design principles that stands out in a crowded marketplace. This discussion includes color theory, typography and page layout. Focus on the "why" of design begins with the reasons why we communicate. Attention is paid to the purpose of the visual solution and to its audiences. The conversation highlights output options (print vs. onscreen) and their related file properties. The "how" of design addresses the stages of production and use of Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC to translate an idea into a visual solution. Following an overview of each application and its uses, step-by-step exercises are provided to foster familiarity with each application’s workspace and its tools. These exercises provide opportunities to implement the design principles and to produce examples of work for a design portfolio. Key Features: Content based on over a decade’s worth of experience teaching graphic design Contemporary examples and online references Guided exercises for working in the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC Accompanying exercise files and supporting materials available for download from the book’s companion website Discussion questions and activities included at the end of chapters to expand the presented topics

Design Elements

Design Elements
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Author: Timothy Samara
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781616736361
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Rockport Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The graphic design equivalent to Strunk & White's The Elements of Style This book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space. Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive, design becomes useless. In language, a departure from the rules is only appreciated as great literature if recognition of the rules underlies the text. Graphic design is a "visual language," and brilliance is recognized in designers whose work seems to break all the rules, yet communicates its messages clearly. This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 20 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together?Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.

Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers

Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers
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Author: Tim Spannaus
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781118236758
Release: 2012-04-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers This practical resource will help teachers and trainers produceprofessional quality training videos, even while using less thanprofessional quality equipment and software. Author TimothySpannaus shows how to use professional techniques withconsumer-grade equipment to produce videos that work and tell theintended story, minimizing defects that get in the way of improvinglearning and performance. The end result is a video that can beused in classroom or labs, distributed on the web, packaged for usein learning management systems, or shared on social mediasites. Praise for Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers "This is a practical, immediately usable resource, filled withconcrete and creative ideas and tips. For those of us wanting toknow how to plant our feet and not stumble when venturing intodesigning and making great videos, it's a godsend." —LenScrogan, digital learning architect, Future-Talk Blog "The perfect roadmap for instructional professionals new tovideo production. Includes evidence-based guidelines on the when,why, and how of video for training purposes."—Ruth Clark,president, Clark Training and Consulting "In my 20-plus years working in the television, training, andcorporate communication industry, Tim's book is the first toprovide a practical and budget-conscious approach to videoproduction for the learning professional. Comprehensive in itsscope, the book's realistic examples, combined with a systematicroadmap, arms you with the tools to kickstart your videos with aquality and efficiency that we all dream about in the learningprofession."—David Shulkin, Video Operations and InstructionalTechnology Catalyst, Bloomfield Hills Schools Digital MediaServices

Teaching Visual Literacy

Teaching Visual Literacy
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Author: Nancy Frey,Douglas Fisher
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9781412953115
Release: 2008-01-09
Editor: Corwin Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents articles that describe how teachers and literacy specialists can use visual media, including graphic novels, cartoons, and picture books, to motivate reading.

Visual Experiences

Visual Experiences
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Author: Carla Viviana Coleman
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9781351650342
Release: 2017-07-31
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Visual Experiences: A Concise Guide to Digital Interface Design provides step-by-step examples to enable readers to create an interface, guiding them from sketching an idea to creating an interactive prototype. This creation of a visual experience is achieved in three steps: thought, design, and interaction. This book focuses on the visual experience of digital interface design from the initial idea to end-user prototype.

Type Matters

Type Matters
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Author: Jim Williams,Ben Casey
Pages: 157
ISBN: 1858945674
Release: 2012
Editor: Merrell Pub Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Once upon a time, only typesetters needed to know about kerning, leading, ligatures, and hanging punctuation. Today, however, most of us work on computers, with access to hundreds of fonts, and we’d all like our letters, reports and other documents to look as good – and as readable – as possible. But what does all the confusing terminology about ink traps, letter spacing, and visual centring mean, and what are the rules for good typography? Type Matters! is a book of tips for everyday use, for all users of typography, from students and professionals to anyone who does any layout design on a computer. The book is arranged into three chapters: an introduction to the basics of typography; headline and display type; and setting text. Within each chapter there are sections devoted to particular principles or problems, such as selecting the right typeface, leading, and the treatment of numbers. Examples throughout show precisely what makes good typography – and, crucially, what doesn’t. Authoritatively written and designed by a practitioner and teacher of typography, Type Matters! has a beautifully clear layout that reinforces the principles discussed throughout.

My Enemy My Ally

My Enemy  My Ally
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Author: Diane Duane
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780671704216
Release: 1989-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ael t' Rlailiiu is a noble and dangerous Romulan Commander. But when the Romulans kidnap Vulcans to genetically harness their mind power, Ael decides on treason. Captain Kirk, her old enemy, joins her in a secret pact to destroy the research laboratory and free the captive Vulcans. When the Romulans discover their plan, the Neutral Zone seethes with schemes and counter-schemes, sabotage and war.

Slack

Slack
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Author: Tom DeMarco
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9780767907699
Release: 2002
Editor: Currency

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Argues that the "lean and mean" corporate model of workaholism and downsizing is proving counterproductive, explaining how companies can implement downtime, promote flexibility, and foster creativity as part of realizing increased revenues. Reprint.

My Enemy s Enemy

My Enemy s Enemy
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Author: Avinash Paliwal
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780190911584
Release: 2017-10-15
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The archetype of 'my enemy's enemy is my friend', India's political and economic presence in Afghanistan is often viewed as a Machiavellian ploy aimed against Pakistan. The first of its kind, this book interrogates that simplistic yet powerful geopolitical narrative and asks what truly drives India's Afghanistan policy.

I Am Not Your Enemy

I Am Not Your Enemy
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Author: Michael T. McRay
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1513805959
Release: 2020
Editor: Herald Press (VA)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Are you my enemy? Am I yours? Violent stories surround us. Brutal beginnings, horror-filled middles, despair-inducing endings. We need better stories: stories forged in the furnace of conflict, narratives that kindle compassion and ignite hope. In the pages of I Am Not Your Enemy, writer Michael T. McRay visits divided regions of the world and interviews activists, peacebuilders, former combatants, and clergy members about their personal stories of conflict, justice, and reconciliation. In Israel and Palestine, Northern Ireland, and South Africa, he hears from grieving parents who comfort each other across enemy lines, a woman who meets her father's killer, and a young man who uses theater to counter the oppression of his people. In a time of heightened alienation and fear, McRay offers true, sacred stories of reconciliation and justice, asking what they can teach us about our own divided states. Must violence be met with violence? Is my belonging complete only when I take away yours? Will more guns, more walls, more weapons keep us safe? We need stories that cultivate empathy and tell the truth. We need stories to save us from our fear.

Digital Type Design for Branding

Digital Type Design for Branding
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Author: Stephen Boss
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781315349732
Release: 2018-01-17
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The approach will be to give visual aid (illustrated) and written reference to young designers who are either launching their careers or taking their first stab at designing letterforms for a logo, lettermark, signage, advertising or an alphabet. The book will focus on the roots of each letterform and give the designers the knowledge of why weight variations (stress) exist and how to correctly apply them to their designs.

Open City

Open City
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Author: Teju Cole
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780679604495
Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New York Times Notable Book • One of the ten top novels of the year —Time and NPR NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY END-OF-THE-YEAR LISTS, INCLUDING The New Yorker • The Atlantic • The Economist • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The New Republic • New York Daily News • Los Angeles Times • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Minneapolis Star Tribune • GQ • Salon • Slate • New York magazine • The Week • The Kansas City Star • Kirkus Reviews A haunting novel about identity, dislocation, and history, Teju Cole’s Open City is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our country and our world. Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. He encounters people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey—which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. “[A] prismatic debut . . . beautiful, subtle, [and] original.”—The New Yorker “A psychological hand grenade.”—The Atlantic “Magnificent . . . a remarkably resonant feat of prose.”—The Seattle Times “A precise and poetic meditation on love, race, identity, friendship, memory, [and] dislocation.”—The Economist

Unmasked

Unmasked
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Author: Andy Ngo
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781546059561
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Center Street

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now a #1 National Bestseller! A journalist who's been attacked by Antifa writes a deeply researched and reported account of the group's history and tactics. When Andy Ngo was attacked in the streets by Antifa in the summer of 2019, most people assumed it was an isolated incident. But those who'd been following Ngo's reporting in outlets like the New York Post and Quillette knew that the attack was only the latest in a long line of crimes perpetrated by Antifa. In Unmasked, Andy Ngo tells the story of this violent extremist movement from the very beginning. He includes interviews with former followers of the group, people who've been attacked by them, and incorporates stories from his own life. This book contains a trove of documents obtained by the author, published for the first time ever.

Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation

Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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Author: George Washington
Pages: 34
ISBN: UOM:39015008918701
Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown

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The Art of War

The Art of War
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Author: Sun Tzu
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9789390960033
Release: 2021-03-18
Editor: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

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Getting Started with 3D Printing

Getting Started with 3D Printing
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Author: Liza Wallach Kloski,Nick Kloski
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781680450163
Release: 2016-04-28
Editor: Maker Media, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Make: Getting Started with 3D Printing is a practical, informative, and inspiring book that guides readers step-by-step through understanding how this new technology will empower them to take full advantage of all it has to offer. The book includes fundamental topics such as a short history of 3D printing, the best hardware and software choices for consumers, hands-on tutorial exercises the reader can practice for free at home, and how to apply 3D printing in the readers' life and profession. For every maker or would-be maker who is interested, or is confused, or who wants to get started in 3D printing today, this book offers methodical information that can be read, digested, and put into practice immediately!