December 2002

GRAPHIC-DESIGN.COM

GRAPHIC-DESIGN.COM

Review of the Graphic Design Center and DTG Magazine Website

This graphic design website has more than an abundance of information for beginners, advanced professionals, and even casual browsers. In fact, it is so rich with reviews, tips, discussions, illustrations, font samples, back issues and photos, that one could spend hours getting through it all.

Some areas of content on this website include:

  • "Read Me" which highlights the latest designer news
  • "DT & G Magazine" which is a Design, Typography & Graphic zine
  • "The Designers’ Bookshelf" which reviews and recommends various books such as:
    • CorelDRAW10: The Official Guide
    • Real World Bryce 4
    • Flash 5: Virtual Classroom
    • easy Photoshop Books
    • best books for the mobile warrior (which refers to people who use Palm OS handhelds)
    • books for digital cameras and MAC users
  • Also contained within this section, contributor Joyce Evans covers various aspects of the web such as browsers, navigation, counters, load times, image maps, fonts, borders, colors, and overall aesthetics.

There are additional comments by Fred Showker, who has published 60-Second Window and DT & G Magazine online since 1990. He is also the director of The Graphic Design Network which includes The Design and Publishing Center at www.graphic-design.com. This website is an entertaining and informative resource for the graphic design enthusiast.

Reviewer: Judith Wehlau, FIDM Library Staff Member, S.F.