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Recommended Books

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by HippySunshine, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. HippySunshine

    HippySunshine Senior Member

    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:
    SEO/Google stuff
    Logo/Branding design
    Graphic design

    ... 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.

  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    You don't always need to pay for things :)
    The web is good
    Photoshop - psdtuts and photoshop tutorials should cover most of whats covered in books

    SEO - (I've been looking into this a lot recently with my own site) vizioninteractive blog (just search for the title for a lot more bite size tips) and theres of course googles tips :)
  3. HippySunshine

    HippySunshine Senior Member

    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!
  4. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Hi Leanne,

    I have some ebooks if you wanna use them?
  5. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    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; &

    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.

  6. HippySunshine

    HippySunshine Senior Member

    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
  7. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Hi Leanne,

    I will have a look for them they are on cd's somewhere, when they are found ill zip em and upload them for you.
  8. jason_ballard

    jason_ballard Junior Member

  9. tim

    tim Senior Member

    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. Becky

    Becky Member

    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
  11. tim

    tim Senior Member

    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!?
  12. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

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

  13. tim

    tim Senior Member

    where's number 10?

    and i need e-books for the mo. no budget :p
  14. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    number 10 was berrys book of life, forgot I had deleted it in my list of stuff :D

    Well get a budget ;)
  15. tim

    tim Senior Member

    i will do, but dans le mean time, are there any ebooks you or anyone else would recommend?

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