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  • The first book on the newly released Inkscape version 0.48, with an exclusive focus on web design
  • Incorporate eye-catching designs, charts, and other visual elements to spice up your web pages
  • Learn how to create your own Inkscape templates in addition to using the built-in ones
  • Written in a simple illustrative manner, which will appeal to web designers and experienced Inkscape users alike

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 104 pages [ mm x mm ]
Release Date : May 2011
ISBN : 1849516189
ISBN 13 : 9781849516181
Author(s) : Bethany Hiitola
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Lite Editions

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Inkscape 101: The Basics
Chapter 2: Designing Site Layouts
Chapter 2: Making Diagrams, Site Maps, and More
Index
  • Chapter 1: Inkscape 101: The Basics
    • Vector graphics
    • What is Inkscape and how can it be used?
    • Installing Inkscape
    • The basics of the software
      • Main screen basics
        • Main menu
      • Toolbars
        • Command bar
        • Snap bar
        • Tool controls
        • Toolbox bar
        • Palette bar
        • Status bar
        • Canvas
      • Dockable Dialogs
      • Panning and zooming
    • Creating and managing files
      • Creating web sized documents
      • Saving Inkscape files
      • Managing multiple file projects
    • Paths
    • Creating shapes
      • Complex shapes
        • Combing shapes
        • Freehand objects (Paths)
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Designing Site Layouts
      • Architecting a website
      • Web layout—principles and basics
      • The basic design
      • Starting a new design project
      • Using grids and guidelines
        • Viewing the grid
        • Making guides
          • Creating a new layer
          • Creating basic design areas in Inkscape
          • Converting shapes to guides
      • Creating a layout example
        • Designing the background
          • Making the header background
          • Building the main body background
          • Creating the footer background
        • Designing the header
        • Navigational elements
        • Creating a footer
        • Making a sidebar
        • Creating content areas
      • Exporting design mock-ups
        • Creating a slice layer
        • Exporting slices
      • Working with programmers
      • Summary

        Bethany Hiitola

        Bethany Hiitola is a working writer and technology geek. With a degree in Scientific and Technical Communications, she's worked as a technical writer and multimedia developer for over 12 years—she spends the rest of her time as a wife, mother, gadget geek, and Master of the Household. She's written more user manuals than she can count, essays, novels, and a few technical books—including Inkscape 0.48 Essentials for Web Designers. More details are at her website: bethanyhiitola.com
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        Written in a simple illustrative manner, which will appeal to web designers and experienced Inkscape users alike
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        What you will learn from this book

        • What Inkscape is and how it can be used for web design
        • Create complex shapes and draw your own objects with the Bezier tool
        • Use grids and guidelines to make aesthetically pleasing pages
        • Everything about site layouts—from architecting a website to exporting image files
        • Export your design mock-ups to share them with other people
        • Add illustrative and web-ready diagrams, maps, and designs to your website

        In Detail

        Do you think that your website could do with more visual appeal? Enter Inkscape 0.48 Essentials for Web Designers—the only book specifically tailored to using Inkscape for web design. 

        Inkscape 0.48 Essentials for Web Designers walks you through the challenge of using Inkscape from a web design perspective in the easiest way possible. The Inkscape graphics editor is powerful, but getting started is often difficult. Learn everything you need to know about enhancing your website—from site layouts to charts and diagrams—whether you are looking for a new website design or just some eye-candy.

        To find out more about upgrading to the full edition, visit www.packtpub.com/lite-editions and log into your account for offers and help. If you don’t have an account on PacktPub.com, visit today and set one up!

        Approach

        This book is written in a clear conversational style, which emphasizes a practical learn-by-doing approach. Packed with illustrations and examples, this book will make the task of using Inkscape simple and straightforward.

        Who this book is for

        This book is written for web designers who want to add attractive visual elements to their website. It assumes no previous knowledge of Inkscape. General familiarity with vector graphics programming is recommended but not required. It will also be a useful guide for experienced Inkscape users who want to learn how to apply their skills to website design.

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