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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent coverage of this crucial Web Design subject
Web Design is big, BIG business and having an awareness of HTML and a bit of JavaScript does NOT make you a professional Web Designer. There is so much more to this dedicated art than people think, and this book is an excellent step between being an amateur and a Professional.

Building logically through the steps involved in picking a colour scheme, readers are...
Published on 6 April 2001

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars www.Colour
I was disappointed with this book due to the limited coverage of colour within a design context. I was hoping that this book would provide a new perspective, or any perspective about the use of colour within the development of interactive web design. But what it does do is to retrace material found from other sources, such as software manuals etc.
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Published on 6 Jan. 2004 by martin33164


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2.0 out of 5 stars www.Colour, 6 Jan. 2004
This review is from: www.Colour (Design Directories) (Hardcover)
I was disappointed with this book due to the limited coverage of colour within a design context. I was hoping that this book would provide a new perspective, or any perspective about the use of colour within the development of interactive web design. But what it does do is to retrace material found from other sources, such as software manuals etc.
On the good side, this book provides many inspiring website screen captures which show how other people use colour within their own designs.
Overall I would not recommend this book, unless you are looking for lots of screen captures as a source of inspiration.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent coverage of this crucial Web Design subject, 6 April 2001
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This review is from: www.Colour (Design Directories) (Hardcover)
Web Design is big, BIG business and having an awareness of HTML and a bit of JavaScript does NOT make you a professional Web Designer. There is so much more to this dedicated art than people think, and this book is an excellent step between being an amateur and a Professional.

Building logically through the steps involved in picking a colour scheme, readers are presented with a well-though-out layout, and easy to follow guidelines to success. Demonstrating ways of analysing a colour scheme to pick what is best, and how to maximise the visual impact of your site simply by using the right colours, this book covers the more creative side of Web Design. Colour may not be the most obvious subject in this world of technical manuals and instruction books, but colour scheme design and planning is one of the many secrets that make a website go from being simply "good", through to "GREAT!" The showcase at the end is excellent, providing many examples of existing colour schemes and highlighting the good and bad points of a huge host of sites. In my opinion, this book is well worth the money for the Showcase alone.

For anyone out there wanting to break into Professional Web Design, it is essential not to miss this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't do what it says on the tin, 23 Sept. 2010
I found this book not at all helpful. It assumes a level of prior knowledge which I didn't have, but there again if I did have that level of knowledge then I don't think I'd need the book. A good manual needs to take the reader on a journey, from a state of knowledge A to a state of knowledge B. This book just didn't do that. It's hard to see who would find the book helpful.

For example, the 2 page section on colour scheming says at the start "there are complex influences at work on the matter of colour choice" but then never actually gives any advice on colour scheming, nor does it explore the complex influences. It covers the obvious - like by convention hyperlinks are always blue - but has nothing on what clour schemes should be used when. What colour schemes appeal more to men than women? What colour schemes a calm, what ones imply energy and activity?. What schemes are clear and easy to read? Surely in a book claiming to be about "the effective use of colour for web page design" the topic of colour scheming warrants more than two pages.

A lot of the book simply wasn't about colour at all - such as the "scanning for scraps" section suggesting you can get images for your website by scanning everyday objects like a corkscrew.

If you want to find out about the effective use of colour on websites, give this book a miss!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars www.Colour, 6 Jan. 2004
This review is from: www.Colour (Design Directories) (Hardcover)
I was disappointed with this book due to the limited coverage of colour within a design context. I was hoping that this book would provide a new perspective, or any perspective about the use of colour within the development of interactive web design. But what it does do is to retrace material found from other sources, such as software manuals etc.
On the good side, this book provides many inspiring website screen captures which show how other people use colour within their own designs.
Overall I would not recommend this book, unless you are looking for lots of screen captures as a source of inspiration.
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