An unparalleled compendium of inspirational designs, photos, and web site looks
As the world's most popular resource for web designers and developers, Smashing Magazine has a reputation for inspiring and informing and this new book upholds that stellar esteem. Unlike most other books available on the shelf that only provide thumbnail images, The Smashing Idea Book offers a lavish array of timeless and enduring graphic designs, photos, images, and web site designs... and then goes one step further to present you with practical guidance on how to apply this inspirational selection to your own designs.
You'll benefit from the coverage on current trends as well as valuable advice on where to go online to discover your own sources of inspiration.
Provides inspiration to web designers from a variety of sources, including existing web site designs, graphic designs, product design, photography, and more
Encourages you to look to all areas of your life for inspiration and provides you with methods for finding more creativity beyond the book
Offers helpful advice on how to use those visuals as inspiration and translate them into unique and memorable web site designs
Examines what makes for good design, looks at a variety of web site design styles, and explores other avenues of inspiration including fashion, architecture, and interior design The Smashing Idea Book is a great idea if you're looking for design inspiration and motivation!
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- Chapter 1: Types of Inspiration
- Chapter 2: What Makes a Good Design?
- Chapter 3: Website Designs
- Chapter 4: Other Designs
- Chapter 5: Photography
- Chapter 6: Creating Something New from Direct Inspiration
- Chapter 7: Creating Something New from Abstract Inspiration
- Bonus Chapter: Finding Inspiration in Everyday Life
- Title: The Smashing Idea Book: From Inspiration to Application
- Release date: October 2011
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9781119978756