Last week we updated our favorite graphic design books for 2019. Today let’s update our summer reading list of web design books:
This is your ultimate beginner’s guide to the skills of web design. Kenny Wood’s Confident Web Design takes you on a practical journey during which you will discover the techniques to allow you to publish a basic website from scratch. Each chapter is supported by online exercises to allow you to put your knowledge into practice and perfect the techniques. The book’s structure is designed to break down each skill into manageable chunks, aided by helpful examples, technical term glossaries, tables and images to support you as you learn.
Aimed at non-designers, Tracy Osborn’s Hello Web Design teaches you the basics — design principles like typography and white space, as well as the process including prototyping and getting feedback — in easy-to-understand language, with plenty of real-world examples. Part one walks you through the building blocks of design in compact chapters with down-to-earth terms. Part two walks you though the design process, giving you an actionable plan to start doing design work yourself.
Ever wanted to build your own web pages? HTML and CSS are the languages of the web, allowing anyone who knows them to easily customize a website’s look and feel to their liking. Never touched a drop of code before in your life? Don’t worry. If you’re feeling creative, then Paul McFedries’ Web Design Playground has what you need to get rid of boring boilerplate designs and start building your own unique pages.
WordPress for Beginners 2019: Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own WordPress Website for Business or Pleasure
With Joseph Emerson’s guide you will be armed with the fundamental knowledge to build your personal or business WordPress website. You’ll also learn how to avoid mistakes that could create serious security vulnerabilities and waste time.
Mobile Web Designer’s Idea Book: The Ultimate Guide to Trends, Themes and Styles in Mobile Web Design
Featuring more than 700 examples, Mobile Web Designer’s Idea Book is packed with visual inspiration for creating mobile web designs. Web designer and author Patrick McNeil takes an in-depth look at trends, styles, themes and patterns in mobile web design.
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