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on February 1, 2012
This book does not teach design principles. It inspires design ideas. If you want that extra little help to spark ideas rather than going to only Print examples for an online media -- this is what this book is good for. It holds true to its description, "you can find inspiration for layout, color, style and more". The "and more" may be too wide open for some. It is one person's perspective on what constitutes "good" and this doesn't bother me. I need a place to research ideas and then put my own knowledge of design principles into practice. This book provides good research for idea sparks.
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on January 21, 2010
I am not a web designer; far from it. I wanted a website to promote my photography and I've been struggling to get the right look for months. My boyfriend gave me this book for Christmas and I love it. It's always within arms reach when I'm working on my website. The book is organized by style, by color, and it has the color codes at the end of most chapters, saving tons of time.

I was able to create a simple website that I love, the cost was minimal, and I get lots of compliments on my work.
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VINE VOICEon October 26, 2009
This is an essential resource for web design, highlighting some of the best sites out there for innovative ideas. Design-based rather than code-heavy, it fills a gap between where technical books stop and client requests begin. While it's not written to explain why certain designs work and others don't, it succeeds primarily because it presents a range of innovative ideas to get the creative process moving. Overall, for $15, this is a superb reference that can really help.
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on September 24, 2010
I am very pleased with the sheer number and quality of the websites showcased throughout the book. It will not only inspire me to design better websites but it will also serve as a great tool when meeting with clients.

I agree with the others that the screenshots are a bit small and the details are hard to see, but other than that I highly recommend this book for anyone going into web development.
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on March 17, 2011
This is very nice to have on hand to check out the latest trends, designs, themes and much more. It will help with producing ideas when going to design or build your website for a customer / client or even yourself. It provides a large amount of inspirations for all the sites out there based on the theme, trend etc.

As a recent graduate from Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in graphic design. This has helped me visualize a great way of conducting different ideas for building my own portfolio website and also what is out there based on the different companies / businesses etc.

Great product and super ideas!
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on November 13, 2015
great book for anyone looking for help with styling a website and creating color harmonies/styles.
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on October 13, 2014
perfect for anyone who is into web building or website design. great information and great ideas and concepts.
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on March 3, 2013
Great material to come up with ideas based on trends. It is slightly dated, but the design still applies and for the right price, this is worth it.
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on June 4, 2014
This book is an excellent companion for designing WP Themes in Artisteer. I thumb through it when I need fresh ideas.
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on April 11, 2016
TONS OF INSPIRATION HERE! I get so many ideas for layout and color scheme. It's nice to get away from the computer for a bit and get inspiration from this book.
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