Web Style Guide

principles of good design, navigation, and usability This is a guide to Web site design, not to HTML coding. In fact, it will be entirely suitable for someone who has a basic grasp of HTML, but who wants to learn about the strategic issues of how to communicate via this amazingly cheap and democratic medium. […]

Web ReDesign: Workflow that Works

managing large scale web site makeovers This is a book about managing Web re-design projects – but in fact the general principles could be applied to any large project. And the details could be applied to any first time Web design. The authors make it clear that they are not offering a Web design manual. […]

Web Pages that Suck

principles of good design – shown by critiques of bad sites This is a web design guide with a twist: it teaches by negative example. Yet it works – and has become a best-seller. The subtitle tells all: ‘Learn good design by looking at bad design’. The idea of learning how to make a nice […]

Web Design: Start Here

from zero to web design hero in easy lessons ILEX are in the business of producing very high quality books which offer beautiful page layout and graphic design, elegant fonts, and a crisp approach to digital production. Their latest volume on web design is an excellent example of putting computer technology onto the printed page […]

Web Design in a Nutshell

comprehensive manual, plus tips and explanations Web site design manuals are often all screen shots and little substance. These can be quite useful for beginners, who might be intimidated by too many technicalities. At the other extreme there are the dense catalogues of coding definitions issued by the standards authorities which only an expert would […]

Universal Design for Web Applications

an introduction to the study of sign systems Universal design is a general principle, but it’s used here as something of a coded term for two topics which are discussed in detail. One is designing for accessibility (people with disabilities) and the other is designing for a variety of devices – PCs, laptops, PDAs, and […]

The Smashing Book

glamorous illustrated guide to modern web design The Smashing Book is an offshoot of a web site that offers daily, sometimes twice daily articles on the very latest trends in web design. Some are about graphics and getting the best visual effects; some are tutorials on the latest developments in cascading style sheets; and others […]

The Non-Designer’s Web Book

best-selling Web design manual for beginners Robin Williams is a top Web design guru, and this is one of her best-selling books. You can see why. The Non-Designer’s Web Book is clearly presented, beautifully designed, and lavishly illustrated with full colour screen shots and examples of successful Web pages. It’s a book for beginners. Everything […]

The Art of Project Management

Project Management skills from A to Z Scott Berkun was a senior project manager at Microsoft who worked on the development of Internet Explorer, Windows XP, and MSN. These are his reflections on the philosophy and practice of project management, and on software development in particular. Three things immediately stand clear: he knows a lot […]

The Art and Science of Web Design

web design strategies – for the present and the future Jeffrey Veen is a webmaster who put the pages of avant-garde magazine WIRED onto the Net, and he went on to have something of a best-seller with his first book – HotWired Style: Principles of Building Smart Web Sites. The Art and Science of Web […]