Great book about the nuts and bolts of CSS3. I love the Missing Manual series of books and own several of them.
Excellent overview of designing and coding the front end of websites using HTML & CSS. If I were to write a book about HTML & CSS it would be like this one (but probably not as gorgeous as this one looks).
It emphasizes the design of sites, not just code samples.
Great book about design. Made me realize that everything is designed from websites to chairs. And that when I can’t use something or am frustrated with something it’s not because I’m stupid, it’s because that thing is poorly designed.
Donald Norman is one of the teachers of a Udacity course called The Design of Everyday Things and it’s free!
Great book about how we can manipulate people with design, specifically what to do on your web page to get people to do what you want. Chapters are based on the 7 deadly sins.
Great book about applying design principles to the design of websites. No code, just a lot of suggestions and examples of designing sites.
Published by A Book Apart, a great introduction to CSS3 for Designers, digging through the specs of CSS3 for the important stuff. Dan Cederholm is one of the CSS greats.
“Simple guide to Understanding User Interface Rules” by Jeff Johnson. Great book about the science behind user interface rules. Why do we keep navigation in the same place? Why does movement at the edge of our vision attract our attention? Continue reading Designing with the Mind In Mind
Excellent book from A Book Apart. Review coming soon.
Excellent book from A Book Apart. Detailed review coming soon.
Diving Belles by Lucy Wood My rating: 4 of 5 stars I don’t normally read short stories, but I enjoy modern retellings of fairy tales or myths, so thought I would try these. They are all based on stories or Continue reading Diving Belles Review
Review of Ambient Findability by Peter Morville This book is a wide-ranging rumination on many different topics, all basically related to the internet and findability: from maps to libraries to tagging to gps to artificial intelligence. I have to say, Continue reading Ambient Findability
If you only read one book about web design, read this one. You can find out how to code HTML, CSS and any other acronym you can think of online. You can find tutorials on Dreamweaver. You can look at Continue reading Don’t Make Me Think!
Another CSS/Web Design book from Friends of Ed. After reading and loving Web Standards Solutions, I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, I was mostly disappointed. Not that this isn’t a good CSS book, but it’s 2 years Continue reading CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions
A companion to Cederholm’s other book, Bullet Proof Web Design, Web Standards Solutions is a concise, easy to read introduction to using web standard coding on your web pages. I love this book and return to it all the time. Continue reading Web Standards Solutions
A book in the new ‘Head FIrst’ series from O’Reilly. The point of the series is that it’s designed to be easy to learn from by using diagrams, conversations (interviews with CSS elements) and games (crosswords). They did some research Continue reading Head First HTML
I’m a big fan of the missing manual series, but since I own several pounds worth of Dreamweaver manuals and have been using the program for a few years, I wasn’t going to get this one. Then I decided I Continue reading Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual
Wonderful book on creating web sites that will scale and not break. The web is a constantly changing medium: new browsers, new protocols, new requirements. When we were making pixel-perfect layouts using graphics any change pretty much broke the page. Continue reading Bulletproof Web Design