Web Design Books

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  1. Web Design - The Evolution of the Digital World 1990-Today

    Web Design: The Evolution of the Digital World 1990-Today

    This comprehensive visual history gathers 21 chapters that detail, for every year since 1998, the best websites and examples of hardware used at the time, and explore how user experience, usability, and technological milestones have influenced the development of the internet we use today. Year-by-year factsheets and smart Google insights orient the reader through major developments across such categories as world news headlines, highest-grossing films, new soft and hardware, greatest website traffic, and many more.

  2. Web Design Playground - HTML and CSS the Interactive Way

    Web Design Playground: HTML & CSS the Interactive Way

    Rather than simply provide you with a dry reference of HTML tags and CSS style definitions next to a static screenshot of how they translate into an actual web page, Web Design Playground guides your learning by getting your hands dirty and letting you play in a website built specifically with this book and your learning in mind (the Playground). With the practical exercises and projects you'll experiment with and build, you'll learn everything you need in a fun, relaxed way.

  3. Simple and Usable

    Simple and Usable

    Simplicity is a discipline that can be learned. This book shows you how-with humor, powerful examples, quotes, and case studies. This new edition has been updated to provide fresh advice for teams struggling to satisfy the conflicting demands of their stakeholders; it addresses important trends in technology; and it shows how four simple rules of simplicity can be applied to new and emerging types of interaction.

  4. Using SVG with CSS3 and HTML5 - Vector Graphics for Web Design

    Using SVG with CSS3 and HTML5: Vector Graphics for Web Design

    Using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) for illustrations only scratches the surface of this format's potential on the web. With this practical guide, you'll learn how to use SVG not only for illustrations but also as graphical documents that you can integrate into complex HTML5 web pages, and style with custom CSS.

  5. Creative Web Design with Adobe Muse

    Creative Web Design with Adobe Muse

    Creative Web Design with Adobe Muse is a step-by-step guide to creating fully-featured websites using Adobe Muse. This book takes you from the initial design and layout stage right up to helping you publish your beautifully designed and richly developed site. Each chapter covers a different section of the website and, in turn, introduces the tools and features of the program, accompanied by useful tips and tricks that help you speed up your workflow.

  6. Overlap - Web and Typography

    Overlap: Web & Typography

    Overlap: Web & Typography offers support in the selection and optimized application of fonts for web design. The combination of established print typography rules and the special characteristics of web design allows readers to enter the world of web typography.

  7. Responsive Web Design Toolkit - Hammering Websites Into Shape

    Responsive Web Design Toolkit: Hammering Websites Into Shape

    Responsive Web Design Toolkit: Hammering Websites into Shape focuses on the nuts and bolts of responsive web design, showing you how to better build and how to debug websites that use the responsive technique. This book guides you through the technology that programmers use to build, test, and debug responsive websites. Covering what engineers do, how localhost can help, and DIY-testing, this book shows technically-minded designers how to create digital objects that lead to shorter development times, quicker testing cycles, and more insight into users and their mobile devices, ultimately leading to better products.

  8. Responsive Web Design Patterns

    Responsive Web Design Patterns

    Responsive Web Design Patterns is intended for HTML and CSS beginners who want to know where to start when creating a responsive website. It is also for more experienced developers who perhaps need a little inspiration for their next project.

  9. CSS3 Crash Course for Web Artists

    CSS3 Crash Course for Web Artists

    CSS3 Crash Course for Web Artists is aimed at those who just started working on web design, CSS/CSS3 programming in particular. This book will teach you to create complex layouts, effects, animations, transitions, transformations, and much more with CSS3 code. The CSS properties are explained with examples and screen captures.

  10. The New Web Typography

    The New Web Typography

    The New Web Typography shows you how to implement webfonts to create visually appealing, responsive, future-friendly websites. Learn how to select typefaces for screen display, and create a visual hierarchy that works on monitors, tablets, and smartphones.

  11. Mastering Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3

    Mastering Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3

    Building meaningful and accessible websites and apps using HTML5 and CSS3 is a must if we want to create memorable experiences for the users. The book is designed in a way that each chapter will take you one step closer to becoming an expert in RWD. The book begins with introducing you to the power of CSS preprocessors, Sass in this case, to increase the speed of writing repetitive CSS tasks, then use simple but meaningful HTML examples; and add ARIA roles to increase accessibility.

  12. Eloquent JavaScript - A Modern Introduction to Programming

    Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming

    The first edition of Eloquent JavaScript cut through the nonsense and treated JavaScript like the fully fledged programming language that it is, sowing true understanding among its many fans. The thoroughly revised second edition of Eloquent JavaScript takes things even further, diving deep into the language to show readers how to write beautiful, effective code. At more than twice its previous length, this new edition is packed with brand-new material, including chapters on Node.js, graphics programming, and code performance.

  13. CSS Animations and Transitions for the Modern Web

    CSS Animations and Transitions for the Modern Web

    Animations and Transitions for the Modern Web shows designers how to add movement to web pages over time using CSS3 style definitions. Author Steven Bradley begins as simply as possible and uses elementary skills as the basis for more advanced techniques. Conceptual explanation is combined with specific examples to give designers a solid foundation in the art of creating dynamic and appealing websites.

  14. The Responsive Web

    The Responsive Web

    The Responsive Web is an easy-to-read introduction to responsive web design packed with instantly useful tips and techniques, and dozens of examples that show you exactly how to benefit from this valuable approach.

  15. Web Designer's Idea Book 4

    Web Designer's Idea Book 4

    Featuring more than 650 examples of the latest trends, this fourth volume of The Web Designer's Idea Book is overflowing with visual inspiration. Arranged categorically, this fully illustrated guide puts important topics like design styles, elements, themes and responsive design at your fingertips.

  16. Responsive Mobile Design - Designing for Every Device

    Responsive Mobile Design: Designing for Every Device

    Phil Dutson shows how to design sites that are responsive "from the start," while keeping development simple and flexible. Next, he delivers complete technical know-how for transforming responsive designs into responsive sites.

  17. Designed for Use - Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web

    Designed for Use: Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web

    Designed for Use shows you how to design applications and websites that people will not only use but will absolutely love. Lukas Mathis explains how to make usability the cornerstone of every point in your design process, walking you through the necessary steps to plan the design for an application or website, test it, and get usage data after the design is complete.

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    One Show Interactive 15

    One Show Interactive 15 features all the winners from the 2012 One Show Interactive ceremony. You'll find images from the best websites, banner ads, gaming, integrated, and interactive sites from all over the world.

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    Future-Proof Web Design

    The web is constantly changing and evolving with an increased range of devices, browsers, and standards that need to be considered in design. Web designers know they must stay sharp in order to keep up with the rapid pace of technology change. This much-needed book teaches the art of flexible and adaptable design that can work easily with new devices, technologies, and standards.

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    Typographic Web Design

    Typographers who lack web design skills have begun to realize the potential of web-based type and they want to learn how to use it. This practical book applies decades of typographic theory and practice directly to web design using HTML and CSS.

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    The Book of CSS3

    With real-world examples and a focus on results, The Book of CSS3 shows you how to transform ordinary text into stunning, richly detailed web pages fit for any browser.

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    The Web Designer's Idea Book

    Volume 2 of The Web Designer's Idea Book includes more than 650 new websites arranged thematically, so you can easily find inspiration for your work.

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    Principles of Web Design

    Joel Sklar has written the definitive text for Web site design, Principles of Web Design, Fifth Edition guiding readers through the entire Web site creation process, while developing and enhancing your HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way.

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    Ordering Disorder

    Ordering Disorder delivers a definitive take on grids and the Web. It provides both the big ideas and the brass-tacks techniques of grid-based design.

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    CSS: The Missing Manual

    This second edition combines crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and dozens of step-by-step tutorials to show you how to design sites with CSS that work consistently across browsers. Witty and entertaining, this second edition gives you up-to-the-minute pro techniques.

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    Web Design: Interactive and Games

    Showcasing about 100 examples of work from the best digital agencies, this book describes the Web's best interactive sites, from new sites and blogs to commercial and public awareness sites.

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    Web Design: Studios 2

    The follow-up to our popular title Web Design: Studios, this new installments brings you more examples of the web's most outstanding design work. Working online means working from every place you can imagine. The coolest design studios from over 28 countries are profiled herein, complete with examples of recent work, contact information, list of awards, and client list.

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    Web Design Garage

    Learn how to construct cool and interactive Web sites with this hands-on guide to the world of Web design and usability.