Inkscape 0.48 Essentials for Web Designers

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  • What Inkscape is and how it can be used for web design
  • Everything about site layouts—from architecting a website to exporting image files
  • Adding illustrative and web-ready diagrams, maps, designs to your website
  • Importing, manipulating, and rendering trace and raster images for your web page
  • Tips and Tricks for "tracing" bitmap images to convert them into full vector graphics for both photographs and logos
  • Text editing and styling—kerning, rotating, moving letters from the baseline, reflection, following paths, shadows, the perspective tool, and cool envelope effects
  • Icon and button design principles and how to add them to your website
  • Creating simple and effective animated GIFs for your web page with GIMP
  • Incorporating animated banners, advertisements, and scrolling text in your website
  • The basics of XML and SVG coding



Do you think that your website could do with more visual appeal? Are you looking to spice it up with attractive designs and effects? Enter Inkscape 0.48 Essentials for Web Designers—the only book specifically tailored to using Inkscape for web design. This book will teach you how to effectively use the fascinating new Inkscape vector graphics editor, which, despite being in version 0.48 and having no dearth of competitors, has already separated itself from the competition. Learn everything you need to know about enhancing your website—from site layouts to templates and animations—whether you are looking for a new website design or just some eye-candy.

The Inkscape graphics editor is powerful, but getting started is often difficult. 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 first book to unlock the potential of Inkscape for web design, it begins with an introduction to the basics of Inkscape and then journeys you through implementing them in your website one by one.

Learn to build your first website design using Inkscape. Create web page and desktop wallpapers with repeating pattern backgrounds and swirling designs. Incorporate icons and interactive maps on your website. Style and graphically manipulate text—from simple headings to shadowing, following paths, reflections, 3D effects, and more. Enhance your web pages using flowcharts, diagrams, and site maps and learn how to export them. Spruce it all up using animations.

This book will teach you all that and more, in a simple effective manner; and what's more—you'll have fun doing it.

  • The first book on the newly released Inkscape version 0.48, with an exclusive focus on web design
  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Inkscape required for web design
  • Incorporate eye-catching designs, patterns, 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
Page Count 316
Course Length 9 hours 28 minutes
ISBN 9781849512688
Date Of Publication 9 Nov 2010


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: