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What Designers Need to Know About People

18. March 2013

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Get an inside scoop on the psychological impact of your designs by reading, 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People by Susan M. Weinschenk. Learn how fonts and imagery affect trust, discover how to grab attention and for how long you can expect to hold it, learn how and why people filter information, and […]

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EPUB 3 Best Practices

1. March 2013

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EPUB 3 Best Practices, by Matt Garrish, guides you through the most advanced features of EPUB 3 for digital books. For example: global language support; embedded multimedia; scripted and interactive content; advanced metadata; and fixed and adaptive layouts. 372 pages, $30 printed or $14 digital, from O’Reilly.

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Better eBook Typography

4. January 2013

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Author Chris Jennings’ eBook Typography ($6.99 at Apple’s iBookstore) sets out to help designers have better control over the typography in electronic books. Since most of the changes and enhancements will need to be made in your ePub’s resulting CSS and HTML files instead of in your page layout program, Jennings gives us how-to tips […]

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Artist’s Guide to GIMP

26. October 2012

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Photoshop isn’t easy to learn, and neither is GIMP, its open-source, free image-editing competitor. With a native Mac version now available, The Artist’s Guide to Gimp, by Michael J Hammel, should find a broad audience. This is the first full-color, tutorial-based guide to GIMP, and it succeeds admirably. After a crash course on GIMP’s tools […]

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