Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the Underground

Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the Underground

by Curt Cloninger (Author)

Synopsis

In a light and friendly voice, Curt Cloninger introduces the reader to new ways of styling Web sites. With specific examples for each of ten categories, he provides a wealth of techniques for the designer who wishes to apply these approaches in their own work and Web sites. The styles are broken down into ten categories, which include Gothic Organic School, Wireframe Icon School, Pixelated Punk Rock School and Lo-fi Grunge School. Further explorations in the book help designers determine which style choices would be most appropriate when changing the look of their own sites. An entire subculture of innovative experimental Web designers exists, speaking primarily to the fine arts community rather than to the commercial end. Consequently, many of their useful approaches have yet to be properly introduced to Web designers or incorporated commercially.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: 1
Publisher: New Riders
Published: 22 Aug 2001

ISBN 10: 0735710740
ISBN 13: 9780735710740
Book Overview:

In a light and friendly voice, Curt Cloninger introduces the reader to new ways of styling Web sites. With specific examples for each of ten categories, he provides a wealth of techniques for the designer who wishes to apply these approaches in their own work and Web sites. The styles are broken down into ten categories, which include Gothic Organic School, Wireframe Icon School, Pixelated Punk Rock School and Lo-fi Grunge School. Further explorations in the book help designers determine which style choices would be most appropriate when changing the look of their own sites. An entire subculture of innovative experimental Web designers exists, speaking primarily to the fine arts community rather than to the commercial end. Consequently, many of their useful approaches have yet to be properly introduced to Web designers or incorporated commercially.


Author Bio

Curt Cloninger is a web designer, writer, and net artist. His commercial design portfolio includes sites like the award-winning (and revenue- generating) integritymusic.com. Curt is also a popular speaker at industry-wide internet conferences, and a regular contributor to design zines such as A List Apart. His net art has been exhibited at the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil, archived on rhizome.org, and featured in digital art publications like On/Off and Neural. Curt lives at lab404.com, plays at playdamage.org, and continues to hold the heretical belief that beauty enhances usability.