From Textbook to Teaching Tool: Writing, Illustrating, and Producing the Book Digital Design for Print and Web: An Introduction to Theory, Principles, and Techniques
John DiMarco, College of Professional Studies, Mass Communications
Abstract: By combining basic theory with hands-on technique, Digital Design for Print and Web takes the unique approach of uniting two subjects traditionally approached separately into one complete volume. The goal of the project was to create a teaching tool, not simply a textbook. To do this, theory, principles and techniques were connected through strong visuals, step-by-step techniques, and a library of video tutorials online. The creation of the book required the author to research, find, acquire, design, and produce all the content that was used in-text and online.
The book’s features include:
- Full-color text and illustrated, step-by-step instruction supported by more than 95 video tutorials
- Coverage of professional software including the Adobe Creative Suite
- A wide variety of inspirational images from well-known designers
- Online full-length project assignments from entry level to advanced