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This book is for the secretary laying out an office newsletter, the entrepreneur designing her own advertising, the student wanting a better-looking term paper, or the professional creating a lasting impression with a new client. As a book of general design principles, it doesn't matter what computer one is using, or whether one is using a computer at all - the principles and terminology of good design remain the same.
Robin assumes that readers simply want to know how to make pages look better. She equips them with the four basic concepts used in virtually every well-designed job. Dozens of real-world examples enliven the text and demonstrate that Robin practices what she preaches: Good design does indeed capture the reader's attention.
In the second half, the focus is on type, specifically the problem of combining multiple typefaces. Robin demonstrates that in page design, as in life, a relationship is established that is either concordant, conflicting, or contrasting.
Each chapter is conveniently summarized, and there are practical design exercises, optional quizzes, and bibliography. Throughout the book, readers are encouraged to feel at ease in the often confusing world of graphic design.
Not a bad purchase since it only cost a few bucks, but I likely would undo this purchase if I could.
The good: it's very easy to get through. Read more
The Non-Designer's Design book is exactly that. As a non-designer, I can understand the data and use it for my benefit. Creating business cards or ads for my company is now fun. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eli
Robin Williams has aptly entitled her book The Non-Designer's Design Book. In a conversational tone she teaches the neophyte to learn and apply "design and typographic... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Deborah M. Wilson
A must have if you are a web master who does not know much about design principles. I bought this book when I took my web development course and referred to it often. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Yar
If I could, I would personally thank Robin Williams for this book. I went to school for graphic design. I had access to all the stock images and clip art I wanted. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Flutter
this is a great book for design I used it on my job all the time. it was very helpfulPublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
I would not recommend this book as it is very very superficial. A bit too technical and lacks full explanations.Published on October 24, 2013 by E S Klaff
This book as very basic principles and uses good illustrations. It is helpful for those who do not have training in design.Published on March 5, 2013 by smischke