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Know Your Onions Web Design: Jet Propel Yourself into the Driving Seat of a Top-Class Web Designer and Hurtle towards Creative Stardom Paperback – 27 Feb 2014

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Product details

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Bis Publishers; 1 edition (27 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9063693125
  • ISBN-13: 978-9063693121
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.8 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Know Your Onions: Web design will show you how to get your head around web design without getting your hands dirty in code. Other books say they are about web design and then harp on about code. There is no code in this book, only the hidden secrets that will make you an excellent web designer and very popular. The book reads in a conversational style and is more like have having a chat with a bloke that knows his stuff than any kind of 'how to' manual.

About the Author

Drew de Soto: Proprietor of Nancy Victor Gallery and Director of Navig8 Ltd


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I had been eagerly awaiting this book after loving the author's first book Know your Onions Graphic Design.

I wasn't disappointed. Like the first, this book is a great resource for those who are starting out in their web design career or indeed, those who've been doing it for years (like me!) and need a refresher and some new tips.

I did wonder how useful the book was going to be before I read it. The goal posts are forever changing when designing for the internet so I was worried the content would become outdated within a few months... I needn't have worried though as this book concerns itself with the conventions and principles of web design and the processes a designer should go through rather than preaching about what's cool at the moment. In fact, there's nothing 'preachy' about this book, it's a good approachable tone of voice thoughtout. I found the chapters on navigation and colour particularly useful.

I can honestly say that reading this book taught me lots of new tricks, gave me lots of inspiration for ways of approaching future projects and was a really interesting read. It looks fantastic too which for someone who judges a book by their cover is an important thing.

An easy 5 stars from me.
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OMG! So good, so funny, straight to the point. I don't usually like to read books, more of an audiobook kinda person, but this book is AMAZING. Super informative, makes you think and is a MUST HAVE for anyone in the profession. Worth every penny.
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Having read the Graphic Design edition of this series some time ago, I looked forward to this for some time.
Its another great read. Solid amounts of knowledge but in an incredibly approachable way due to the some of the tongue and cheek style writing. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

The only problem I have is that, having read the Graphic Design version i noticed a large amount of it has been copy and pasted. A joke is even made about it one point in a section. Thats fair enough for one section that applies to both areas. But later in the book I noticed more and more parts that were absolute copies of the text from previous book down to the same jokes...
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By Andy on 10 Oct. 2014
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So far into the book I have to say im loving it, Drew obviously knew exactly what he wanted to teach you and managed it brilliantly, the main reason im loving know your onions is that it doesn't teach you code or how to run a business instead the stuff in-between.
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Drew De Soto tells the story with wit and pointless phrases which just adds to the hilarity of this book. As he warns, he doesn't talk about CSS and HTML, it's about design, UI and how people read the web. A Must read!!
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Great book - I have not read the Graphic Design one so was not aware some text had been copied (according to other reviewers anyway). I definitely learned some new stuff from it, which is what I was looking for. Could have done without the irritating jokey comments though - they really started to grate after a while but maybe that's because I am a miserable old sod.
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This book is a great way to ground yourself in web design. The reader is taken through techniques of brainstorming ideas all the way to designing a site and sending it to developers to be built. It's written in a way that is engaging and humorous, as well as being easy to read. There are nice illustrations, not to mention the overall look and feel of the book has a real quality to it.

Read my review of this books predecessor, Know Your Onions: Graphic Design, here:
www.sticksandston.es/onions

Highly recommended.
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