White Space Is Not Your Enemy

White Space Is Not Your Enemy
Author: Kim Golombisky,Rebecca Hagen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN 10: 1351668765
ISBN 13: 9781351668767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Space Is Not Your Enemy Book Review:

White Space Is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats—from web to print. Sections on Gestalt theory, color theory, and WET layout are expanded to offer more in-depth content on those topics. This new edition features new covering current trends in web design—Mobile-first, UI/UX design, and web typography—and how they affect a designer’s approach to a project. The entire book will receive an update using new examples and images that show a more diverse set of graphics that go beyond print and web and focus on tablet, mobile and advertising designs.

White Space is Not Your Enemy

White Space is Not Your Enemy
Author: Kim Golombisky,Rebecca Hagen
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0240812816
ISBN 13: 9780240812816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Space is Not Your Enemy Book Review:

Defines page layout and design principles and explains how to use space, color, and type to create dynamic-looking documents and Web pages.

Design Elements

Design Elements
Author: Timothy Samara
Publsiher: Rockport Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 1616736364
ISBN 13: 9781616736361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Elements Book Review:

The graphic design equivalent to Strunk & White's The Elements of Style This book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space. Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive, design becomes useless. In language, a departure from the rules is only appreciated as great literature if recognition of the rules underlies the text. Graphic design is a "visual language," and brilliance is recognized in designers whose work seems to break all the rules, yet communicates its messages clearly. This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 20 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together?Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design
Author: Katherine A. Hughes
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 042966477X
ISBN 13: 9780429664779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Design Book Review:

Graphic Design: Learn It, Do It is introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design and the Adobe Creative Cloud applications used to put these concepts into practice. This book is intended for production-oriented audiences, those interested in the what, why and how of graphic design. The "what" is effective graphic design, a visual solution created using the design principles that stands out in a crowded marketplace. This discussion includes color theory, typography and page layout. Focus on the "why" of design begins with the reasons why we communicate. Attention is paid to the purpose of the visual solution and to its audiences. The conversation highlights output options (print vs. onscreen) and their related file properties. The "how" of design addresses the stages of production and use of Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC to translate an idea into a visual solution. Following an overview of each application and its uses, step-by-step exercises are provided to foster familiarity with each application’s workspace and its tools. These exercises provide opportunities to implement the design principles and to produce examples of work for a design portfolio. Key Features: Content based on over a decade’s worth of experience teaching graphic design Contemporary examples and online references Guided exercises for working in the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC Accompanying exercise files and supporting materials available for download from the book’s companion website Discussion questions and activities included at the end of chapters to expand the presented topics

The Art of War

The Art of War
Author: Sun Tzu
Publsiher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-03-18
ISBN 10: 9390960037
ISBN 13: 9789390960033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of War Book Review:

The Art of War is an enduring classic that holds a special place in the culture and history of East Asia. An ancient Chinese text on the philosophy and politics of warfare and military strategy, the treatise was written in 6th century B.C. by a warrior-philosopher now famous all over the world as Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu's teachings remain as relevant to leaders and strategists today as they were to rulers and military generals in ancient times. Divided into thirteen chapters and written succinctly, The Art of War is a must-read for anybody who works in a competitive environment.

Doing Ethics in Media

Doing Ethics in Media
Author: Jay Black,Chris Roberts
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 1136815864
ISBN 13: 9781136815867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Ethics in Media Book Review:

Doing Ethics in Media: Theories and Practical Applications is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to media ethics. Its theoretical framework and grounded discussions engage students to think clearly and systematically about dilemmas in the rapidly changing media environment. The 13-chapter text is organized around six decision-making questions— the "5Ws and H" of media ethics. The questions encourage students to articulate the issues; apply codes, policies or laws; consider the needs of stakeholders; sift and sort through conflicting values; integrate philosophic principles; and pose a "test of publicity." Specifically, the questions ask: • What’s your problem? • Why not follow the rules? • Who wins, who loses? • What’s it worth? • Who’s whispering in your ear? • How’s your decision going to look? As they progress through the text, students are encouraged to resolve dozens of practical applications and increasingly complex case studies relating to journalism, new media, advertising, public relations, and entertainment. Other distinctive features include: • Comprehensive materials on classic moral theory and current issues such as truth telling and deception, values, persuasion and propaganda, privacy, diversity, and loyalty. • A user-friendly approach that challenges students to think for themselves rather than imposing answers on them. • Consistent connections between theories and the decision-making challenges posed in the practical applications and case studies. • A companion website with online resources for students, including additional readings and chapter overviews, as well as instructor materials with a test bank, instructor’s manual, sample syllabi and more. www.routledge.com/textbooks/black • A second website with continuously updated examples, case studies, and student writing – www.doingmediaethics.com. Doing Ethics in Media is aimed at undergraduates and graduate students studying media ethics in mass media, journalism, and media studies. It also serves students in rhetoric, popular culture, communication studies, and interdisciplinary social sciences.

I Am Not Your Enemy

I Am Not Your Enemy
Author: Michael T. McRay
Publsiher: Herald Press (VA)
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781513805955
ISBN 13: 1513805959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Not Your Enemy Book Review:

Are you my enemy? Am I yours? Violent stories surround us. Brutal beginnings, horror-filled middles, despair-inducing endings. We need better stories: stories forged in the furnace of conflict, narratives that kindle compassion and ignite hope. In the pages of I Am Not Your Enemy, writer Michael T. McRay visits divided regions of the world and interviews activists, peacebuilders, former combatants, and clergy members about their personal stories of conflict, justice, and reconciliation. In Israel and Palestine, Northern Ireland, and South Africa, he hears from grieving parents who comfort each other across enemy lines, a woman who meets her father's killer, and a young man who uses theater to counter the oppression of his people. In a time of heightened alienation and fear, McRay offers true, sacred stories of reconciliation and justice, asking what they can teach us about our own divided states. Must violence be met with violence? Is my belonging complete only when I take away yours? Will more guns, more walls, more weapons keep us safe? We need stories that cultivate empathy and tell the truth. We need stories to save us from our fear.

Inside the White Cube

Inside the White Cube
Author: Brian O'Doherty
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 113
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780520220409
ISBN 13: 0520220404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the White Cube Book Review:

These essays explicitly confront a particular crisis in postwar art, seeking to examine the assumptions on which the modern commercial and museum gallery was based.

Teaching Visual Literacy

Teaching Visual Literacy
Author: Nancy Frey,Douglas Fisher
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2008-01-09
ISBN 10: 1412953111
ISBN 13: 9781412953115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Visual Literacy Book Review:

Presents articles that describe how teachers and literacy specialists can use visual media, including graphic novels, cartoons, and picture books, to motivate reading.

The Complete Graphic Designer

The Complete Graphic Designer
Author: Ryan Hembree
Publsiher: Rockport Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-10-01
ISBN 10: 1616735961
ISBN 13: 9781616735968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Graphic Designer Book Review:

Offers insight and information to help design students apply their skills to the commercial industry. Graphic design is a fast growing industry with thousands of new designers and students joining its ranks every year. The explosion of the graphic design field has resulted in the release of hundreds of new books, with subjects ranging from logo design to web design, design history to design criticism; today there are very few subjects related to the industry that have not been written about in one form or another. While the wealth of information and resources available to the graphic designer is extensive, it makes it hard to gain an overall perspective of graphic design and its practical applications in the field, as the content and subject matter of most books is very specialized. Design educators, especially at the collegiate level, have an increasingly difficult task of teaching a well-rounded course in graphic design, as they have to pull curriculum ideas from many sources, and require the students to purchase numerous texts. The Complete Graphic Designer is that well-rounded course in graphic design. It is not an instructional “how to” book, nor will it feature a series of suggested curriculum or problems for designers or students to solve. Rather, this book will be a concise overview of the many facets of graphic design, such as communication theory and why it is important; various types of problems that designers confront on a daily basis; and the considerations that must be made when trying to solve those visual problems. In addition, it features prominent designers and design firms that are renown for work in a certain type of design, and frequent “sidebars” or articles that include useful information on graphic design. This book provides a complete an comprehensive look at what graphic design is and what it means to be a graphic designer from an applied perspective, with chapters including Design for Communication, The Design Process, Page Layout, Visual Problems, Corporate Identity, and Branding.

Type Matters

Type Matters
Author: Jim Williams,Ben Casey
Publsiher: Merrell Pub Limited
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781858945675
ISBN 13: 1858945674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Type Matters Book Review:

Once upon a time, only typesetters needed to know about kerning, leading, ligatures, and hanging punctuation. Today, however, most of us work on computers, with access to hundreds of fonts, and we’d all like our letters, reports and other documents to look as good – and as readable – as possible. But what does all the confusing terminology about ink traps, letter spacing, and visual centring mean, and what are the rules for good typography? Type Matters! is a book of tips for everyday use, for all users of typography, from students and professionals to anyone who does any layout design on a computer. The book is arranged into three chapters: an introduction to the basics of typography; headline and display type; and setting text. Within each chapter there are sections devoted to particular principles or problems, such as selecting the right typeface, leading, and the treatment of numbers. Examples throughout show precisely what makes good typography – and, crucially, what doesn’t. Authoritatively written and designed by a practitioner and teacher of typography, Type Matters! has a beautifully clear layout that reinforces the principles discussed throughout.

The Jew Is Not My Enemy

The Jew Is Not My Enemy
Author: Tarek Fatah
Publsiher: Signal Books
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0771047843
ISBN 13: 9780771047848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jew Is Not My Enemy Book Review:

A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today. More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the creation of the state of Israel, the world is no closer to solving, let alone understanding, the psychological and political divide between Jews and Muslims. While countless books have been written on the subject of terrorism, political Islam, and jihad, barely a handful address the theological and historical basis of the Jew—Muslim divide. Following the terrorist attacks on Mumbai in November 2008, in which Pakistani jihadis sought out and murdered the members of a local Jewish centre, Tarek Fatah began an in-depth investigation of the historical basis for the crime. In this provocative new book, Fatah uses extensive research to trace how literature from as early as the seventh century has fueled the hatred of Jews by Muslims. Fatah debunks the anti-Jewish writings of the Hadith literature, takes apart the Arab supremacist doctrines that lend fuel to the fire, and reinterprets supposed anti-Jewish passages in the Quran. In doing so he argues that hating Jews is against the essence of the Islamic spirit and suggests what needs to be done to eliminate the agonizing friction between the two communities. From the Hardcover edition.

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2000-09-01
ISBN 10: 1101042451
ISBN 13: 9781101042458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 48 Laws of Power Book Review:

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers

Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers
Author: Tim Spannaus
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2012-05-22
ISBN 10: 1118088093
ISBN 13: 9781118088098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers Book Review:

"Incorporating advice from message design and multimedia research, this practical guide helps trainers plan, produce, edit, and distribute compelling, professional video, using inexpensive or free consumer-grade equipment and software. Paralleling the work process a teacher or trainer would follow, the guide shows how to "tell a story" that will engage an audience and enables trainers to create instructional videos for a wide variety of uses and traditional and digital media"--

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 0812985532
ISBN 13: 9780812985535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Quiet on the Western Front Book Review:

Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . . This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review

Designing Visual Interfaces

Designing Visual Interfaces
Author: Kevin Mullet,Darrell Sano
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002361070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Visual Interfaces Book Review:

Ironically, many designers of graphical user interfaces are not always aware of the fundamental design rules and techniques that are applied routinely by other practitioners of communication-oriented visual design -- techniques that can be used to enhance the visual quality of GUIs, data displays, and multimedia documents. This volume focuses on design rules and techniques that are drawn from the rational, functionalist design aesthetic seen in modern graphic design, industrial design, interior design, and architecture -- and applies them to various graphical user interface problems experienced in commercial software development. Describes the basic design principles (the what and why), common errors, and practical step-by-step techniques (the how) in each of six major areas: elegance and simplicity; scale, contrast, and proportion; organization and visual structure; module and program; image and representation; and style. Focuses on techniques that will not only improve the aesthetics of the visual display, but, because they promote visual organization, clarity, and conciseness, will also enhance the usability of the product. Includes a catalog of common errors drawn from existing GUI applications and environments to illustrate practices that should be avoided in developing applications. For anyone responsible for designing, specifying, implementing, documenting, or managing the visual appearance of computer-based information displays.

Digging Into WordPress

Digging Into WordPress
Author: Chris Coyier,Jeff Starr
Publsiher: Digging into WordPress
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2011-03-28
ISBN 10: 9780983517801
ISBN 13: 0983517800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digging Into WordPress Book Review:

425 Pages of practical WordPress wisdom in full-color printed format. Includes free lifetime updates, exclusive themes, and much more.

Ego Is the Enemy

Ego Is the Enemy
Author: Ryan Holiday
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 069819215X
ISBN 13: 9780698192157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ego Is the Enemy Book Review:

The instant Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestseller “While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” —from the prologue Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con­quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well. In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.”

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games Quick Effective Activities to Improve Communication Trust and Collaboration

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games  Quick  Effective Activities to Improve Communication  Trust and Collaboration
Author: Mary Scannell
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-05-28
ISBN 10: 0071743669
ISBN 13: 9780071743662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games Quick Effective Activities to Improve Communication Trust and Collaboration Book Review:

Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

Unmasked

Unmasked
Author: Andy Ngo
Publsiher: Center Street
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1546059563
ISBN 13: 9781546059561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unmasked Book Review:

Now a #1 National Bestseller! A journalist who's been attacked by Antifa writes a deeply researched and reported account of the group's history and tactics. When Andy Ngo was attacked in the streets by Antifa in the summer of 2019, most people assumed it was an isolated incident. But those who'd been following Ngo's reporting in outlets like the New York Post and Quillette knew that the attack was only the latest in a long line of crimes perpetrated by Antifa. In Unmasked, Andy Ngo tells the story of this violent extremist movement from the very beginning. He includes interviews with former followers of the group, people who've been attacked by them, and incorporates stories from his own life. This book contains a trove of documents obtained by the author, published for the first time ever.