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Best Web Design Books That You Need

Here is a list of the best Web Design books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set (2014)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedThis two-book set combines the titles HTML & CSS: Designing and Building Web Sites and JavaScript & jQuery: Interactive Front-End Development. Together these two books form an ideal platform for anyone who wants to master HTML and CSS before stepping up to JavaScript and jQuery. HTML & CSS covers structure, text, links, images, tables, forms, useful options, adding style with CSS, fonts, colors, thinking in boxes, styling lists and tables, layouts, grids, and even SEO, Google analytics, ftp, and HTML5. JavaScript & jQuery offers an excellent combined introduction to these two…
Author(s): Jon Duckett

2. Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics (2018)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedDo you want to build web pages but have no prior experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create a simple site with multicolumn pages that adapt for mobile devices.Each chapter provides exercises to help you learn various techniques and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all…
Author(s): Jennifer Robbins

3. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) (2014)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedSince Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability….
Author(s): Steve Krug

4. Web Design All-in-One For Dummies (2013)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedIf you want just one complete reference on web design, this book is it. The newest edition of this essential guide features 650+ pages on the latest tools and new web design standards, such as HTML5, CSS 3, and other core technologies and page-building strategies. Five minibooks provide deep coverage: essential pre-design considerations, how to establish the look of your site, building a site, how to test your site, and taking your site public. Design professional and author Sue Jenkins understands what designers need and gives you the answers. If you’re looking for an in-depth reference on all…
Author(s): Sue Jenkins

5. HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites (2011)

 Best Web Design Books That You Need  Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, which is why this book takes an entirely new approach. This educational book is one that you will enjoy picking up, reading, then referring back to. It will make you wish…
Author(s): Jon Duckett

6. The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) (2010)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedFrom the moment it was published almost ten years ago, Elements of User Experience became a vital reference for web and interaction designers the world over, and has come to define the core principles of the practice. Now, in this updated, expanded, and full-color new edition, Jesse James Garrett has refined his thinking about the Web, going beyond the desktop to include information that also applies to the sudden proliferation of mobile devices and applications. Successful interaction design requires more than just creating clean code and sharp graphics. You must also fulfill your strategic objectives while meeting the…
Author(s): Jesse James Garrett

7. The Principles of Beautiful Web Design: Designing Great Web Sites is Not Rocket Science! (2014)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedThe Principles of Beautiful Web Design is the ideal book for people who can build websites, but are seeking the skills and knowledge to visually enhance their sites.This book will teach you how to: And lots more…This easy-to-follow guide is illustrated with beautiful, full-color examples, and will lead you through the process of creating great designs from start to finish. The third edition of this book has been greatly revised and now features:…
Author(s): Jason Beaird, James George

8. Web Design Playground: HTML & CSS the Interactive Way (2019)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedWeb Design Playground takes you step by step from writing your first line of HTML to creating interesting and attractive web pages. In this project-based book, you’ll use a custom online workspace, the book’s companion Playground, to design websites, product pages, photo galleries, and more. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. How do top designers learn to create beautiful web pages and intuitive user experiences? Great examples, expert mentoring, and lots of practice! Written by…
Author(s): Paul McFedries

9. Web Design with HTML & CSS3: Comprehensive (Shelly Cashman Series) by Jessica Minnick (2016-02-25) (1758)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedPaperback Publisher: Course Technology (1758) ASIN: B01N1WX4QY Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jessica Minnick;Lisa Friedrichsen

10. Web Design with HTML & CSS3: Complete (Shelly Cashman Series) by Jessica Minnick (2015-10-29) (1730)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedPaperback Publisher: Course Technology (1730) ASIN: B01MQZYBJR Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jessica Minnick;Lisa Friedrichsen

11. White Space Is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner’s Guide to Communicating Visually Through Graphic, Web & Multimedia Design (2016)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedWhite Space Is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats―from web to print. Sections on Gestalt theory, color theory, and WET layout are expanded to offer more in-depth content on those topics. This new edition features new covering current trends in web design―Mobile-first, UI/UX design, and web typography―and how they affect a designer’s approach to a project. The entire book will receive an update using new examples and images…
Author(s): Kim Golombisky, Rebecca Hagen

12. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 – Second Edition: Build responsive and future-proof websites to meet the demands of modern web users (2015)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedAbout This Book What You Will Learn In DetailDesktop-only websites just aren’t good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising, and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just ‘work’, regardless of the devices used to access them. This second edition of Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design.The changing way in which we access the web means that there has never been a greater range of screen sizes and associated user experiences to consider. With these recent trends driving changes…
Author(s): Ben Frain

13. Creative Truth: Start & Build a Profitable Design Business (2016)

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedCreative Truth is your playbook for starting, building, and enjoying a profitable design business. Whether you’re a solo freelancer working from home or a small group of creative entrepreneurs ready to get to the next level, this is your roadmap to success. You’re the CEO, CFO, CTO, Secretary, Janitor, Office Manager, and everything in between. Finding a balance between running the business and doing great creative work is a constant struggle. From learning how to price your work and manage your time, to setting up your business and defining your market, Brad Weaver covers everything designers need…
Author(s): Brad Weaver

14. Communicating Design Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning by Brown, Dan M. [New Riders,2010] (Paperback) 2nd Edition ()

 Best Web Design Books That You NeedCommunicating Design Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning by Brown, Dan M.. Published by New Riders,2010, Binding: Paperback 2nd Edition…
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Best Web Design Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some web design books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Angular for Material Design: Leverage Angular Material and TypeScript to Build a Rich User Interface for Web Apps

Author(s): Venkata Keerti Kotaru
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2467438

Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS: Develop future-proof responsive websites using the latest HTML5 and CSS techniques

Author(s): Ben Frain
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd, Year: 2020, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2522686

How to Build and Design a Website using WordPress : A Step-by-Step Guide with Screenshots

Author(s): William S. Page
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2551271

Web development and design foundations with HTML5

Author(s): Terry Felke-Morris
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education, Year: 2019, Size: 30 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2320854

Hands-On RESTful API Design Patterns and Best Practices: Design, develop, and deploy highly adaptable, scalable, and secure RESTful web APIs

Author(s): Harihara Subramanian; Pethuru Raj
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2362219

PHP 7 Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy

Author(s): David Powers
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2019, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2406591

Design and Development of Web Information Systems

Author(s): Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2410435

Browsers, devices, and fonts: a designer's guide to fonts and how they function on the web

Author(s): Rozanc, Gary
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 151 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2414645

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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