Web Design Books

    In this collection you can find books and manuals that will help you understand the basics of web design or improve your skills if you already have experience in this field. The list contains 13 books in English and 7 in Russian (at the same time a great reason to pull up your English).

    Web Designer's Success Guide

    With this guide, designers are more confident in taking their first steps into the freelance field. The author of the book, step by step, describes how to start working as a freelancer, how to search for new customers and keep regular ones, how to make your projects successful, and what markets are available for freelancers.

    Just Ask - Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design

    A guide designed for designers, developers and managers. The book outlines the features of creating sites, software, hardware and consumer products for the elderly and people on rehabilitation. Having studied the information provided, you can create useful and accessible projects for all users.

    Essential JavaScript And jQuery Design Patterns

    A book for beginners and accomplished professionals working with JavaScript web technology. The book tells about the basics of JavaScript and design patterns - their features, application. Real practical examples of solving many problems that often arise when creating software products are given.

    Dive Into HTML5

    A book from the category of "musthave" for those who are taking their first steps in learning HTML5. A guide written by Mark Pilgrim talks about the history and features of the modern version of the markup language. The author reveals interesting facts and gives examples of the use of the canvas element, flash and other technologies in programming.

    HTML5 Tutorials

    HTML Dog has prepared HTML5 technology information for readers. This guide is intended for people who do not even have basic knowledge of HTML or CSS. The online tutorial talks about using tags, attributes, creating paragraphs, headings, lists, and other elements using HTML5. Practical examples will help to consolidate the knowledge gained.

    Web style guide

    The third time published and very popular book about web development. In twelve chapters of the online book, the process of creating sites is described in detail, the main mistakes made by the developers are given. The author, from a practical point of view, considers not only the features of building the structure of the site and individual pages, but also design, usability, creating interfaces and much more.

    Meet Your Type: A Field Guide to Typography Typography

    Book. Data is given on different fonts - their structure, functioning and visual design features of each individual project. Practical examples will help you learn how to choose the most advantageous font for designing visual content and displaying data correctly.

    Type classification

    Font Guide The book provides a detailed description of 10 major groups of fonts with a brief description, history and demonstration photo materials. Information on typography will be useful to both newcomer freelancers and all other designers. Having studied the differences in fonts, you can easily compare and classify them.

    Adaptive Web Design

    A popular guide to the basics of responsive design. The author Aaron Gustafson cites the history of formation, features and practical application of user-oriented design in the book. The manual describes how, using CSS, HTML and JavaScript, to remove technological restrictions that impede user access to information.

    The Design Funnel - A Manifesto For Meaningful Design

    An interesting collection of design tips by Stephen Haye. The author of the book offers a different look at the process of creating design projects, to make it more creative and consistent. Thanks to this approach, it is possible to do more perfect, meaningful and successfully implemented work, based on the ideas and wishes expressed by the customer.

    Learning Web Design

    A book about learning the basics of web design. The book describes the features of working with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other techniques when creating web resources. The manual, written by Jennifer Robbins, will be useful both to individuals who want to become specialists in design, as well as teachers of a specialized training course. After the theoretical material, each chapter is followed by a task designed to test knowledge.

    HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites

    Comprehensive design information presented by John Duckett in an accessible, interesting, and non-trivial way. This tutorial presents the best web design techniques, provides theoretical data and practical examples of using HTML and CSS. The book makes web design accessible to all comers, explaining technical terms in a language understandable to any reader.

    Implementing Responsive Design

    A book of recommendations for a “responsive” design. The author of the publication intentionally calls the design not adaptive, but flexible or responsive. The book explains the rules for using adaptive technologies when creating sites. Also listed are the main mistakes that designers make in their work. Having studied them, you can significantly increase the success of any project.

    Books in Russian:

    About the Interface - Basics of Interaction Design A

    legendary workbook for modern designers and specialists in the field of digital products. The practical features of creating interfaces described in the publication will help increase the efficiency of interaction between designers and designers. The author devoted most of the book to the analysis of errors and shortcomings that arise during design.

    Web Design - Ease of Use of Web Sites

    A book about creating user-friendly, and therefore successful web resources. It contains recommendations from leading experts, a description of common mistakes in usability, speed of loading pages and site modules. Information for search optimization, menus, navigation, the use of multimedia, flash and competent design of the appearance of resources will be interesting for most.

    HTML5 for web designers

    Book for beginners. It tells about the history of the formation of the language of semantic markup, its distinguishing features, specifications and supported technologies. Using the manual, you can learn to use JavaScript, work with multimedia, generate images on the server, apply canvas and other technologies. The literature will be useful for everyone involved in the creation of interfaces and web pages.

    JavaScript - A Comprehensive Guide

    A book that every JavaScript specialist should have in his arsenal. The reader is invited to exhaustive information collected in this, already the sixth in a row, edition of a popular guide around the world. In addition to purely theoretical data on JavaScript, having read the book, you can also get a lot of useful information about the practical application of the technology when creating applications for Web 2.0. In fact, this is a desktop reference book where you can not only find the answer to any question, but also draw a lot of practical information from the examples given in the publication.

    Typography - font, layout, design

    The publication includes tips from typography professionals, contains the basics of computer typesetting, provides subtleties and rules for such activities. Separately included additions and comments from domestic professionals in layout, design and printing. The manual is intended for a wide range of readers, and not only for already held printers or web developers.

    Maniac Designer Diary

    Action Guide for Design Professionals. This is the third edition revised and supplemented by 6 chapters. The book will interestingly talk about the main aspects of design, highlight problems and pitfalls of activities in the field of design. On the illustrated pages of this publication you can find answers to most of the eternal questions and find out where to find the perfect customer, how to create a unique project without plagiarism, where to get ideas and how to put them into practice.

    HTML5 and CSS3 - website development for any browsers and devices

    The problem of adaptive design is more relevant than ever, because there are more and more mobile devices on the network, and this niche is a tidbit for many projects. And in these conditions, web designers and developers have to consider the variety of screens of mobile devices, and take into account all the subtleties of user interaction. With the help of this book you will learn how to put into practice new technologies and techniques for creating responsive designs using HTML5 and CSS3.

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