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The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, 2nd Edition by Jason Beaird

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Chapter 3Texture

There are many well-intentioned designers out there who build a standard two- or three-column website layout, pick a few colors for it, and call it a day. They don’t bother pushing their design any further, or tweaking any details. Perhaps there’s no time or money in the project budget to go the extra distance, or maybe they’ve taken the “less is more” axiom a little too literally. Not every website has to be beautiful, but every website can be. CSS has given web designers a great amount of control over how a site looks, but I think the real problem is that many people are just unsure where to start when it comes to customization. This chapter is all about that process: taking your design a step further with the help of texture ...

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