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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: CMP Books
Authors: Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The most comprehensive AE Book available...


As one of the first purchasers of this book, I must address the few negative comments that are in this review section. A) This book is NOT just for novice or begining users. It is an extremely thorough reference. Our company owns every book available on AE, and this is by far the best. Very well laid out, and covers nearly every topic. B) The screenshots in the book are on the Mac Platform. Finally! Nearly every designer I know is on the Mac platform (and the Mac is what AE was created on), so it makes complete sense to the 90% of the AE users out there who are on a Mac. To address one of the complaints below: If you want to know how to use Cinelook, contact DigiEffects. This book is not a dissertation on how to use every plug-in. It IS an excellent example of how a book can teach both novices and even experts a few new tricks. Kudos to the awesome illustrations!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Linux for Non-Geeks
Publisher: No Starch Press
Authors: Rickford Grant
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
/me Shrugs.


I thought, with the reviews of this book, that I would have no problem grasping linux. Well I was wrong. The first half this book doesn't go indepth enough for a beginner. It left me baffled in many parts and had to look up the solutions on my own online and also had to recieve help from friendly people in IRC. Many of the webpages listed by the write are no longer usable or are down. Trying to follow projects without the websites that he specifies is a nightmare for a beginner.
The second half of the book I felt was more of a filler and wasnt useful for learning linux. But maybe I feel that way because I didnt expect half the book to be about games and programs that play music.
It did get me started and it did leave me with more than my foot in the door.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Jakob Nielsen, Marie Tahir
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A must for everyone invloved in web design


An excellent book that takes on the top sites in the world and offers them advice on where they might still be going wrong. Can't fault it at all.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Interesting and useful guide


Interesting and well written guide. Seems well written as a tutorial for novices, and a useful reference for more experienced users.
I have been surprised at the number of errors I have found in the text, and the use of "icons" that are not defined anywhere. Other than these small detractors, a very useful book.