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ISBN-10: 1119998956

ISBN-13: 9781119998952

Edition: 2011

Authors: David Kadavy

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"Why did Monet never use the color black in his paintings?" "Why are #x18;Web 2.0' graphics rounded?" "What can modern web designers learn from graffiti left on the walls of ancient Pompeii more than 1900 years ago?" Design for Hackers explains the classical principles and techniques behind creating beautiful design. Inside, designer David Kadavy provides you with a framework for understanding good design, with a special emphasis on interactive mediums. Design for Hackers breaks down the classical principles and techniques for creating beautiful design by explaining color theory, the role of proportion and geometry in design, and the relationship between medium and form - all while…    
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782

Introduction
Understanding Design
Why Design Matters
The Purpose of Design
Medium and Form
Medium and Form in Typography
Technology and Culture
Composition
Fool's Golden Ratio: Understanding Proportions
Holding the Eye: Composition and Design Principles
Enlivening Information: Establishing a Visual Hierarchy
Color
Color Science
Color Theory
Appendixes
Choosing and Pairing Fonts
Typographic Etiquette
Index