Sexy Web Design
By Elliot Jay Stocks
Uncover the trade secrets great designers keep to themselves!
Sexy Web Design is an easy-to-follow guide that reveals the secrets of how to build your own breathtaking web interfaces from scratch. You’ll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design.
Even if you’re short on design skills, with this book you’ll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all.
Throughout, the focus is on simple and practical techniques that anyone can use — you don’t need to have gone to art school or have artistic flair to create stunning designs using the methods outlined in this book.
What will I learn?
- Design amazing web interfaces from scratch,
- Master key web interface design principles,
- Create beautiful, yet functional, web sites,
- Master the interface design principles: research, structure, aesthetics, and deliverables,
- Unleash your own artistic talents,
- …and much more!
Who should read this book?
Whether you’re completely new to web design, a seasoned pro looking for inspiration, or a developer wanting to improve your sites’ aesthetics, there’s something for everyone here.
How? Because instead of trying to cover every possible area of creating a web site, we’ve focused purely on the design stage; that is, everything that happens before a single line of code is written.
However, great design is more than just aesthetics. Long before we open our graphics program of choice, we’ll be conducting research, dealing with clients, responding to briefs, sketching out sitemaps, planning information architecture, moving from doodles to diagrams, exploring different ways of interactivity, and building upon design traditions.
But ultimately, you’ll be finding out how to create web sites that look drop-dead gorgeous.
Meet Elliot Jay Stocks
Always aspiring to create a unique look that’s out of the ordinary, Elliot Jay Stocks’s design is frequently featured in online and offline publications. His work is showcased on various design inspiration web sites, where it’s used as an example of how accessible web design can still look beautiful. Elliot’s portfolio includes Automattic, The Beatles, Blue Flavor, Twiistup, EMI Records, and Carsonified.
Elliot is also known to write about design trends, issues, and techniques for industry-leading publications such as Practical Web Design and Computer Arts Projects. He can be seen regularly at design conferences around the globe taking to the stage as both a speaker and a workshop host. Elliot’s site can be found at elliotjaystocks.com.
“Very inspiring. I could not the book down, figuratively. But I was not able to benefit in the short term because I'm short on know how required for implementation.”
“I really enjoyed this book. I needed it for class and the book was really easy to follow and gave interesting perspectives and new ideas towards Web Design. I really liked it. It written like you're having a conversation with the author rather than reading a boring book for school.”
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