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Robin Williams Design Workshop
Robin Williams
0201700883
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
If you just stumbled into design, maybe via a hobby that grew into a career, and you want to improve your work without having to enroll in a degree program, this book can bridge some of the gaps in your acumen. Not really a primer on basic facts, Design Workshop is more like a guide to style.

The first chapter quizzes readers on mostly technical, basic details of design (like dpi), all of which can be found in Williams's previous publications (for example, The Non-Designer's Design Book). Readers will be dismayed, possibly annoyed, that the quiz answers are not provided. Even if not knowing the answers means that you need remedial help, it feels like a bit of a tease.

The next chapters show how to use stock images, or your own images, to increase the visual impact of your piece (basically through an increase...



Robin Williams: A Biography
Andy Dougan
1560252138
October 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Entertainment Weekly has declared Robin Williams "The Funniest Man Alive," but he started out a shy, overweight boy who was bullied at school. In high school, Williams discovered that he was funny. He decided to pursue acting at Juilliard, rooming with Christopher Reeve, but soon dropped out to pursue stand-up comedy, which led to his big break on Mork and Mindy. His film debut in Popeye was a flop, but he scored in The World According to Garp and has been a successful film actor ever since. He found fame difficult to handle, though, and he hid in drinking, drugs, and womanizing until the drug-related death of friend John Belushi spurred him to clean up his act. British writer Dougan (Untouchable: A Biography of Robert De Niro, Thunder's Mouth, 1997), interviewed Williams himself as well as his friends and...


The Non-Designer's Design Book
Robin Williams
0321193857
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
So you have a great concept and all the fancy digital tools you could possibly require—what's stopping you from creating beautiful pages? Namely the training to pull all of these elements together into a cohesive design that effectively communicates your message. Not to worry: This book is the one place you can turn to find quick, non-intimidating, excellent design help. In The Non-Designer's Design Book, 2nd Edition, best-selling author Robin Williams turns her attention to the basic principles of good design and typography. All you have to do is follow her clearly explained concepts, and you'll begin producing more sophisticated, professional, and interesting pages immediately. Humor-infused, jargon-free prose interspersed with design exercises, quizzes, illustrations, and dozens of examples make learning a...


The Non-Designer's Web Book
Robin Williams
0321303377
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
While the second edition of The Non-Designer's Web Book won't answer all of your technical questions about the inner workings of the Web, it explains most of what a beginning designer needs to know: what the Web is, how it gets to your computer, how to use it, and, most of all, how to design for it.

Any artist can tell you that you have to know how a medium works to get the most impact from working in it. A basic understanding of how the Web works enables the good designer to create the most effective sites. This book thoroughly discusses the different kinds of graphics that are used on the Web, when to use one over another, how to make the most of text styles, and how to design navigation systems.

The comparisons are the best stuff here--good design vs. bad design, why designing Web pages is different from...



Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
1579548911
June 2004
Bargain - Hardcover
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Book Description
Lance Armstrong has become the most admired athlete in the world. His heroic survival from deadly cancer and his hard-fought triumphs in the bicycle race that is thought to be the most grueling endurance test in sports are a tribute to the strength of the human spirit. A treasured keepsake-filled with never-before-seen pictures and revealing insights by the people who know him best-this volume is a celebration in words and photographs of Lance Armstrong's indomitable will and champion's heart.

In these pages you will find:
· Intimate pictures of Lance Armstrong in competition and off the bike-taken with friends and family, coaches, and fellow cyclists-as well as stunning full-color views capturing the grandeur of the sport, by cycling's top photographer, Graham Watson
· A text by Sally Jenkins,...


Robin Williams
Manufactured by Lucent Books
1560067780
July 2003
Hardcover
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Review
School Library Journal : "This volume will be useful in libraries where celebrity biographies are in demand."
-- School Library Journal (March 2003)

Book Description
Emerging from the shadows of a lonely childhood, where he found solace with his vast collection of toy soldiers, Robin Williams burst onto the stage and film scenes with his rare combination of insightful humor and zany characters. He parlayed a popular television character Mork from Ork into such a successful movie career that he eventually gained an Academy Award.


The Little Mac Book
Robin Williams
0321335341
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
*Hmmmmm* To the Mac faithful, that's the lovely sound of the system starting up -- soon to be followed by the initial smiling computer icon. Unfortunately, as with many things in life, sometimes bad things happen. Expecting to receive a greeting from your familiar, cheerful icon, you hear chimes of doom and a frowning computer appears.

Have no fear! Ms. Robin Williams, expert Mac author, is here! The last chapter of The Little Mac Book quickly runs through possible scenarios as to why your machine would be unhappy. But reading The Little Mac Book is like taking preventive medicine. Williams spends the first 300+ pages of The Little Mac Book introducing readers to the fascinating inner workings of the Macintosh system. With a greater understanding of the Mac's files and folders, you may never come to meet either...



A Treasury of Best-Loved Children's Poetry
Robin Lawrie (Illustrator)
0760759022
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Allow your imagination to run wild! This wonderful collection of over sixty best loved poems comes from poets including Lewis Carroll, John Keats, Christina Rossetti, A. A. Milne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth and many more. Enchanting illustrations, that transport readers to a world of tigers, fairies and monsters, make this a treasury to be enjoyed by children of all ages.


Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Robin Williams
0321330226
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
If you want to tame Mac OS X Tiger, but you want to do so in the comfort of your own home, this guide makes it possible! Robin Williams uses her trademark friendly teaching style to reveal exactly what you want to know: What's new in Tiger, what's great about it, and how can you get the most out of it fast! Focused lessons take you step-by-step through practical, real-world projects that teach Mac OS X Tiger inside and out. Covers everything from upgrading your Mac to Tiger and customizing and troubleshooting your system to all of Tiger's new goodies: configuring the spoken-user interface, audio and video messaging with multiple people at once, a Dashboard full of Widgets, the innovative Spotlight Search system, the enhanced Safari RSS browser, and more.

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Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
159486246X
June 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
"It's hard to imagine a Lance fan who won't want a copy of this book . . . a rare and fascinating look at the way a top rider develops both mentally and physically."--Cyclingnews.com


The Princess Bride
William Goldman
034543014X
November 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a "good parts version" of "S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure." Morgenstern's original was filled with details of Florinese history, court etiquette, and Mrs. Morgenstern's mostly complimentary views of the text. Much admired by academics, the "Classic Tale" nonetheless obscured what Mr. Goldman feels is a story that has everything: "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles."

Goldman frames the fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father, who came...



Robin Williams Web Design Workshop
Robin Williams
0201748673
July 2001
Paperback
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Amazon.co.uk
Because "there's more to Web design than Photoshop and HTML," Robin Williams Web Design Workshop covers everything for the working Web designer including "how to survive dealing with clients."

Although Dreamweaver, GoLive, Photoshop, and other applications are mentioned (Flash even gets its own chapter), the book covers the gamut of Web design and technology issues rather than focusing on an individual application.

Each chapter is divided into sections, often no more than a couple of pages long. The chapter on backgrounds, the area of a Web page that seems to attract the worst design crimes, shows you how to avoid "the heartbreak of bad background design" in no less than eight sections.

In many books this subject would be lucky to get eight paragraphs; Robin Williams Web Design Workshop uses a clear two-column...



Robin Williams Mac OS X Book
Robin Williams
0321232968
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The latest Mac OS user guide from respected Mac expert Robin Williams (and co-author John Tollett, this time) is what readers have come to expect: Comprehensive, carefully illustrated, and patient in its explanations of what most novice and intermediate-level users want to do with their computers at home or in a small office. Trust The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book: Panther Edition to show you how to get switched on, hooked up, and happily generating nicely formatted documents full of useful prose, pictures, and calculations. The book will show you how to share your computer among several people, offer an Internet connection or printer to other machines, and add new software to your configuration.

Williams and Tollett explain everything in highly-illustrated detail, a format that's appropriate for the eminently graphical...



Robin Williams Cool Mac Apps: A Guide to iLife '05, Mac.com, and More
John Tollett
0321335902
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Robin Williams Cool Mac Apps: A Guide to iLife 05, .Mac, and More is a companion volume to Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Tiger Edition. Together they continue the tradition of Robin's classic guide to the Mac OS, The  Little Mac Book. Because Apple now provides a long list of useful applications with Mac OS X, its state-of-the art operating system, it's impractical to cover all of the Mac OS in one volume. This book gives you detailed explanations and tutorials of the main applications that Mac OS X installs on your computer. In addition, you'll learn how subscribing to a .Mac account can enhance your digital lifestyle. John and Robin cover each application in detail in the clear and friendly style for which their award-winning books are known. Through tutorials, tips, and techniques you'll learn...


Robin Williams Cool Mac Apps
John Tollett
0321246934
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

Prepare to pounce! This book offers all the friendly, practical instruction you need to immediately take advantage of the powerfully enhanced applications that come pre-installed with Mac OS X Panther. Through tutorials, tips, and techniques you'll learn how to use each of the powerful apps--both individually and as part of an integrated, interactive suite. Robin and John also cover the features of the immensely popular .Mac account and its applications.

Whether you're a new or veteran user, you'll welcome this volume's easy approach to all that's new (and not so new) in Panther's application collection. You'll find an entire chapter on GarageBand, Apple's new consumer-level music-making software. You'll also learn everything about getting on the Internet and using email, including the greatest web browser,...



Robin Williams Design Workshop
Robin Williams
0321441761
June 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
If you just stumbled into design, maybe via a hobby that grew into a career, and you want to improve your work without having to enroll in a degree program, this book can bridge some of the gaps in your acumen. Not really a primer on basic facts, Design Workshop is more like a guide to style.

The first chapter quizzes readers on mostly technical, basic details of design (like dpi), all of which can be found in Williams's previous publications (for example, The Non-Designer's Design Book). Readers will be dismayed, possibly annoyed, that the quiz answers are not provided. Even if not knowing the answers means that you need remedial help, it feels like a bit of a tease.

The next chapters show how to use stock images, or your own images, to increase the visual impact of your piece (basically through an increase...


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