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Recommended Books


#1
Last question (for now anwyays) I promise.

Looking at purchasing a few books to help me extend a bit of knowledge, so if anyone has any recommended books on any of the following (or anything else) that may be of an advantage to my web designing, then I would love to hear your thoughts.

Need some knowledge on the following:
Javascript
Flash
SEO/Google stuff
Logo/Branding design
Graphic design
Photoshop
Dreamweaver

... etc etc... you get my drift, so anything along those lines :D
Sorry for all the posts/questions, just trying to learn and get my head around a few things.

x
 
#3
I know I dont always need to pay for things, its just I can read a book alot easier without getting distracted by more intriguing things on the internet.
I will be doing as much research and reading up online as possible, I just like books that I can sit away from noise and distractions and read :)
But thanks for the links, I will surely check them out!
x
 

Greg

Active Member
#5
HippySunshine said:
Need some knowledge on the following:
Javascript
Flash
SEO/Google stuff
Logo/Branding design
Graphic design
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Hi HippySunshine,

That's quite a range of topics to cover, I'd be wary of overloading trying to cover all of those areas, become a master of one ;)

Check out these previous posts on DF for some books to check out on Graphic Design & Typography;
http://www.designforums.co.uk/design-equipment-software/753-what-graphic-design-book.html & http://www.designforums.co.uk/design-equipment-software/715-good-typography-books.html

As for SEO/Google Stuff, I'd recommend - Get to the Top on Google
For general web usability/web design, check out - Don't Make Me Think!

I think Flash and JS you'll need to break those down a bit, perhaps look for beginners guides. And as for Dreamweaver, you would be better off getting a book on learning HTML/CSS then you can use any tool to code, not just one (expensive) piece of software.

HTH
Greg
 
#6
Greg said:
Hi HippySunshine,

That's quite a range of topics to cover, I'd be wary of overloading trying to cover all of those areas, become a master of one ;)
Ha im not going to be reading them all at once. I will be learning one at a time dont worry :)

Thanks for the links.

and Glen... id love to take a look at your ebooks x
 
#8

tim

Senior Member
#9
los logos 1, 2, 3, 4 is absolutely mint.

£40 but about about 4500 logos (all beautiful ones) packed into one book. it lists all the different styles, different dimensions, gives you some background about them and a fark load more!



i think i have too much money :\
 
#10
tim said:
los logos 1, 2, 3, 4 is absolutely mint.

£40 but about about 4500 logos (all beautiful ones) packed into one book. it lists all the different styles, different dimensions, gives you some background about them and a fark load more!



i think i have too much money :\
that's not a bad price. it's not a case of having too much money (I spend sooo much on books), it's investing :D

Also, I have a couple of flash ebooks if you're interested. I haven't read them yet myself, got them off a mate who's a flash developer
 

tim

Senior Member
#11
if i liked flash, i'd rob that off you :p

anyone got any good ebooks on typography? im looking towards Harry, Onartis, Berry...? anyone!?
 

Renniks

Senior Member
#12
according to berry the only 10 books you really need (though others can't hurt, unless they are rubbish) are:

10 Books you need. £164.00
1. The Production Manual: A Grapic Design handbook - Gavin Ambrose £24.00
2. The complete guide to Digital Graphic Design -Bob Gordon £20.00
3. 1000 Graphic Elements - Rockport £25
4. 1000 Greetings - Rockport £25.
5. Web Design index - Gunter eer ( vol 6 or 7 or any) £15.00
6. Pantone guide to communicating with colour - Leatrice Eiseman £25
7. More words that sell - Richard Bayan £11.00
8 Logo Lounge - Rockport 15.00
9. It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be - Paul Arden £4.99
10. BBBoL - Berry burgess' book of life - £0.00