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Tables & Form Design in InDesign By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $7.00
This booklet covers the use of tables and leaders to design forms and similar printed projects. It was written using InDesign CS2, but the techniques will work in earlier versions of InDesign and... More > most of them work in Quark 7. The newer suites simply give you more options to automate or to use these techniques with less hassle.< Less
Practical Font Design: Third Edition By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $9.99
Practical Font Design has found a niche within that group of graphic designers and Web designers who want to design their own fonts. The comment from Readable Web is what I’ve hoped to... More > hear: “If you’re looking for a brief, straightforward introduction to fonts, I recommend David Bergsland’s Practical Font Design. Unlike a lot of books that make you feel like you’re seated in the back row of a crowded lecture hall, this one feels like a private tutorial…a good book, and I wish there were more like it…” Richard Fink I have learned a lot about font design after going full-time in 2009. Part of these materials appeared in Part Two, where I went through the development of font families. But much has simply happened as I took the new techniques developed for the books and used them. It is obvious that I need to combine the two parts into a whole. This calls for a radical rearrangement of the content to make it flow better. Plus I added new materials to flesh out the content.< Less
Publishing with InDesign CS5 By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $8.99
This is an advanced book on document formatting using styles: paragraph, character, object, table, and cell. This book will tach you how to get your workflow under your control and how to maintain... More > consistency throughout your long,multi-page documents.< Less
Practical Font Design: Third Edition By David Bergsland
Hardcover: $36.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
Practical Font Design has found a niche within that group of graphic designers and Web designers who want to design their own fonts. The comment from Readable Web is what I’ve hoped to... More > hear: “If you’re looking for a brief, straightforward introduction to fonts, I recommend David Bergsland’s Practical Font Design. Unlike a lot of books that make you feel like you’re seated in the back row of a crowded lecture hall, this one feels like a private tutorial…a good book, and I wish there were more like it…” Richard Fink I have learned a lot about font design after going full-time in 2009. Part of these materials appeared in Part Two, where I went through the development of font families. But much has simply happened as I took the new techniques developed for the books and used them. It is obvious that I need to combine the two parts into a whole. This calls for a radical rearrangement of the content to make it flow better. Plus I added new materials to flesh out the content.< Less
Basic Book Typography By David Bergsland
eBook (ePub): $3.99
Make your book professional For self-publishers the conversion from Word to InDesign is a huge leap. The goal is a professional look to their book designs, but immediately the problems of typography... More > raise their head. In Word that is not so much of an issue because the typography controls in Word are well hidden and quite limited. But now you can do all the things necessary to communicate clearly, effectively, and beautifully with type. It is crucial to know the options How should I set up my type? What fonts will work for me? How many fonts do I need? How do I style my paragraphs? How do I set up my columns, margins, & sidebars? These and many more questions need to be answered before you can layout and format your new book. This book answered most of them. It provides an overview to the whole area of typography so you can confidently proceed with the production of your book. David has been a production graphic artist, typographer, art director, and teacher of these things for over 40 years.< Less
Creating OpenType Fonts: Simplified By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $0.00
Here you'll find a simplified explanation of how to prepare and use an OpenType feature set. OpenType fonts can be immensely complex. However, most of us do not need or care about the super fancy... More > stuff. All we want is oldstyle figures, true small caps, and some pretty ligatures. That is easy to produce. You'll finally have fonts with the features you need for page layout in InDesign and the rest of the Creative Suite.< Less
Book Production With InDesign CC: Using Desktop Publishing Power to Self-Publish Your Book By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $9.99
This book is what I would use for my textbook teaching my six-credit Digital Publishing community college course for the Business Graphics degree I designed, taught, and led for 18 years. This is a... More > major update for me. Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB production in particular. You do not need to know code, though understanding how HTML and CSS works will aid your conceptual understanding. The new fixed layout ePUBs would show gradient paragraph rules, gradient strokes and fills in tables, and much more--but justification does not work in FXL. The exported ePUBs upload flawlessly to the iBooks Store and Kobo Writing Life. Finally, the 21st century book publishing software we need is within our grasp. There's still more to come, but the present version is very good.< Less
Book Production With InDesign CC: Using Desktop Publishing Power To Self-Publish Your Book By David Bergsland
Paperback: $24.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
This book is abridged (to make it fit the spiral-bound criteria, I took out the Christian Marketing section). It's what I would use for my textbook teaching my six-credit Digital Publishing community... More > college course for the Business Graphics degree I designed, taught, and led for 18 years. This is a major update for me. Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB production in particular. You do not need to know code, though understanding how HTML and CSS works will aid your conceptual understanding. The new fixed layout ePUBs would show gradient paragraph rules, gradient strokes and fills in tables, and much more--but justification does not work in FXL. The exported ePUBs upload flawlessly to the iBooks Store and Kobo Writing Life. Finally, the 21st century book publishing software we need is within our grasp. There's still more to come, but the present version is very good.< Less
Fontographer: Practical Font Design for Graphic Designers PDF By David Bergsland
eBook (PDF): $9.99
Why do you want to use Fontographer? For the fun of it! When I received the opportunity to go back to my roots, and see what the new Fontographer was like, I was a little concerned. I had just spent... More > nine years painfully teaching myself to letterspace by hand, to write OpenType features, and to become accustomed to the tool set of FontLab. Don’t get me wrong, FontLab is a great program. There are still a few features of FontLab that, as a professional font designer, I cannot do without. But I was taken by surprise. Fontographer brought the fun back! It is still the same marvelous program with which I first learned to design fonts. The drawing interface is still clean, clear, and elegant. I still works the way I have learned to work over the past two decades of digital graphic design. I found pure joy in drawing again. Fontographer is a wonderful drawing experience. It has been a real joy to experience that fun again. After nearly a decade in FontLab, font design is fun again.< Less
InDesign 7.5 On-Demand By David Bergsland
Paperback: $12.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
Help for authors & teachers publishing in the new millennium The focus of this book is very sharp. It is designed for people who are designing books and booklets with very limited capital and few... More > personnel resources. It is a sharing of techniques for the new wave of author/pastor/teacher/designers who need to get their work published digitally & online.< Less

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