Design Courses

DES101 – Graphic Design for Ebooks

Time: 1 hour
Instructor: Joshua Tallent
While many print-specific graphic design skills will apply to the digital world, there are some aspects of design that need to be discussed in the context of ebook development. In this course you will learn:

  • The nature of reflowable content
  • Pros and cons of fixed layout versus reflowable
  • Handling object placement in ebooks
  • Proper use of design elements
  • Suggestions for design alternatives
  • Overview of current reading system limitations that affect ebook graphic design

DES102 – Typography for Ebooks

Time: 1.5 hours
Instructor: Joshua Tallent
One of the cornerstones of good design is proper typography. In this course you will learn:

  • Font styles and designs
  • Overview of licensing issues and Open Licenses
  • Embedding fonts in ebooks
  • Font file formats (TTF, OTF, WOFF)
  • Font obfuscation
  • Suggested Prerequisites: DEV104, BUS103

More Design courses will be added in the future.