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Christmas Gift Ideas


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Come on then, someone has to kick things off, what does everyone want for Christmas?

I am in the fortunate position where I dont need anything so Im trying to think of some things I would like (books,films,equipment). I really want to get into web design but I have no clue where to start so if anyone could recommend any books/online tutorials I could ask for then that would be excellent. My knowledge level is non existent!

What is on everyone elses Christmas list?


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Christmas List (well things I want really)

Nexus S (or whatever it's called) if it's the rumoured dual core cpu, they just need to release the thing
Asus EP121 slate/laptop but thats not out till January :(
Sonos Setup
Draytek 802.11n SoHo Router and Access Point
Loads of Anime and Movies
and loads of Pocky :)
Loads more stuff but that will do for here, although I'm not really expecting any for Christmas as it's more about spending time with your family :)


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davewill said:
What is a Pocky if you dont mind me asking chaps?
Pocky is yummy pretzel/biscuit style sticks with 4/5 covered in chocolate. The closest thing we have in the UK is mikado but they taste slightly different, even though they're produced under license


Senior Member
Anyone read 'Things I have learned in my life so far' by stefan sagmeister?
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer by Debbie Millman?

I'm thinking of asking for some design books for Christmas but I need help! They are not cheap so don't want people to waste their money on crap!

Advice on decent books for graphic designers anyone?
how to be a graphic designer without losing your soul - really love it!
no more rules: graphic design and postmodernism - nice coffee table book
I bought Stefan Sagmeisters book a few months ago, had wanted it for absolutely ages!

Still haven't read it! Ha :(

I saw this in a recent Computer Arts issue that I like the look of, I love other peoples sketchbooks and can spend ages in uni looking through everyone elses, I find it fascinating to see how other people work! So that's definitely on my list for christmas!

Also when it comes to buying books I like to look through them to get an idea of how good it is/isn't, so just pop into the bookshop and have a flick through. Or see if Google books has a preview of the book you're after - similarly sometimes Amazon offer a "look inside" option.