Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this textbook with some reservations. This textbook, while similar in content to the Floss edition, is not as easy to follow or download. This version is good for a faculty who wished to only use one or two chapters. This Wiki focuses on the Adobe Creative Suite of programs, the standards of the design and photography industries, and is more useful for students going forward as majors in the fine and applied arts. The book has a good mix of technical/software and visual/artistic/historical material. In addition to being a textbook for an entire Design Foundations class, the chapters are easy to use as stand-alone supplements or to help advanced students review basic concepts.
Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this book for faculty consideration. This textbook is easy to follow visually and has a friendly look on pages and good interface. The TOC remains on side to allow browsing. The book has a good mix of technical/software and visual/artistic/historical material. In addition to being a textbook for an entire Design Foundations class, the chapters would be easy to use as standalone supplements to a class or to help students who are in more advance classes review basic concepts. The authors have embraced the Creative Commons approach to the material, which allows faculty to reprint, reuse, remix, and build upon this work non-commercially.
Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this excellent site. I do have concerns about the accessibility of the site and see room for improvement. I mention this knowing that Smarthistory is free and wonderfully ad-free. This resource grows from volunteers and grants and represents a great accomplishment. In a time when textbook companies are trying to charge extra for students to access web support materials or offer sites that are visually primitive, it is wonderful that this rich, dynamic resource is freely available for students anywhere there is high-speed internet.