Item description for Color for Websites : Digital Media Design (Digital Media Design) by Molly Holzschlag...
As all web designers know, colour is a crucial ingredient in any website. From the very basic level of attracting potential 'surfers' to stop and take a thorough look at a site, to the more complex navigational requirements of layered information, colour use can make or break a website. As with Color & Type for the Screen, this book examines in depth the differences in value between colour on screen and on printed material. Through outstanding examples of good colour use in websites -- both high- and low-budget -- this book provides the reader with an insight into what's current, as well as looking to the future. A must for students and practising designers, and an extremely useful reference tool for those who commission web design.
Molly E. Holzschlag is an author, teacher, and designer, honoured as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web, who has spent over a decade working in the online world. She has written more than fifteen books about Web design and development. As a member of the Web Training Team at the Microsoft Network, Molly provided Web development education to the network's community managers. Her company, Molly.Com, Inc., provides Web design and development services to select clients.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Color for Websites : Digital Media Design (Digital Media Design)?
a waste of paper May 30, 2005
With this book I was expecting something more along the lines of color psychology, but it turned out to be 176 pages of common sense. Molly Holzschlag takes the time to teach you the basics of Photoshop without mentioning Photoshop. Unless you know absolutely nothing about digital images, and I stress 'absolutely nothing', then this book would be a complete waste of time for you. Even if that were the case, you're better off with a book on Photoshop.
i feel sorry for the trees Apr 24, 2005
... that died for the paper of this book.
The book is filled with lots of pages displaying nothing but colors. Without a comment. Just like that. Thank you Mrs. Holzschlag but i already have these colors on my computer, no need for you to sell them to me in a book. They'll look different on my screen anyway than on paper.
What i want is color psychology, color associations, how to best combine different colors (beyond just naming the typical color schemes - color scheme generator 2 could automatically create that type of generic scheme) , things to consider on the screen other than "use browser-safe colors". These topics are hardly covered in this book. Maybe mentioned, but that's about it.
Great reference for web color and design Aug 23, 2002
Molly Holzschlag is a good writer and explainer of the whys of web design and code, and this book is a great reference for putting together a web project, the whys of color, what works with what, and why. It's also good for prompting ideas for new clients.