Here are some other sites and resources that deal with designing for print.
Design related sites & blogs
- My Essential Design Resources on Speckyboy.com is a great collection of links
- I like the podcast of INDESIGNsecrets but the site is great as well.
- It is always a joy to read ‘The Simpleton‘.
- Another classic: Designorati
- Notes on design is interesting.
- Allgraphicdesign has an incredible collection of links to design and prepress related sites.
- Publish – for the Dutch speaking design community.
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Newsgroups & forums
You can obviously visit the vendor forums, such as the extensive Adobe ones. Linkedin has many dedicated groups about prepress and printing. It still prever the independent forums tough.
The Non-Designer’s Type Book
I bought this book a few years ago and really liked it. Robin Williams gently explains the basics about type and what to use for which occasion. ISBN-13: 978-0201353679
Real World Adobe InDesign
There are editions of this book for every version of InDesign. I loved earlier books by Olav Martin Kvern and still have fond memories of his ‘Real world’ book on PageMaker: in-depth information, knowledgeable, yet easy to read. The CS4 edition of this book is high on my shopping list.
Real World Color Management
This book co-authored by the late Bruce Fraser is without any doubt the best overview about color management on the market.