15 Best Free eBooks for Web Designers
If you’re looking into learning, studying, broadening your knowledge of web design then reading an eBook is great place to start. Within this article we have composed the 15 best eBooks for web designers that we think are great and even better, they’re all free!
A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web is an eBook that is designed to be a informative guide to educating readers on web designing techniques in collaboration with key principles of graphic design. This eBook consists of 5 chapters which go over the basic and core features of graphic design (getting started, research, typography, colour and layout). So if you’re looking to find a guide to help inspire and learn about what works and looks great at the same time, then this eBook is a great start.
Getting Real is an easy read that makes the concept of web design come to life and exciting as it is written with a friendly tone. You wouldn’t expect this eBook consisting of 16 informative chapters to be free, so being so easily accessible is such a big bonus. Getting Real is a brilliant read for those looking to get a grip of the basics but also for those that want to develop, evolve and refine their skills.
Web Designers Success Guide does what it says on the label, it is a very informative, concise guide that gives the reader all the tools they need to build a beautifully built web design; with the added focus on how to make a profit in the process. This eBook that has an interesting take on how to profit from the web design includes topics such as marketing, pricing decisions and project management; all of which is available for free.
Learning Web Design is a professional eBook that has a depth of knowledge readily available. Learning Web Design is definitely targeted at a beginner audience or as an eBook to refresh the memory. Within this free eBook it covers the basics and cores of how web pages function and gradually becomes more in depth and complex in teaching on CSS layouts and optimised graphic files. Overall, Learning Web Design is a great start for early web designers and is bound to inspire.
Design Your Imagination is a fantastic example of a free eBook that is packed with helpful information to broaden your web design horizons. This eBook is written at a beginner level but contains a lot of content that even advanced web designers would find interesting. This eBook consists of 28 chapters packed with information, which is bound to be an enjoyable read.
Pixel Perfect Precision is a confident eBook that knows everything and anything about style and design. This eBook is bound to help and inspire all new and budding designers. This eBook has a strong focus on precise design, down to each pixel, hence the title. Pixel Perfect Precision starts at a basic level and proceeds with the reader to become highly informative and advanced over the 165 pages. Once more this eBook is compatible across both desktop displays and iPad, to make the reading experience more comfortable for each individual user.
This 12 page eBook is a brilliant resource to use when reading up on web design ‘do’s and dont’s’. The Design Funnel lives up to its title of funnelling the through design styles and choices to an end result of a highly professional and visually appealing website. This free eBook helps to make sense of and understand the clients requests and teachers how to create websites that will stand above the rest.
The Woork Handbook is made up of a compilation of Antonio Lupetti’s blog posts after high demand from his over 4 million website audience, from a customers perspective this really speaks for itself. The eBook itself goes into a lot of depth within the genre of web design, covering web programming, exterior look, mootools, scriptaculous, CSS, ajax, and HTML and that doesn’t even scratch the surface.
Within this free eBook, Interaction Design Best Practices covers a range of topics in a professional fashion. These 7 chapters of topics include depth of information and analysis on the use of white space, visual consistency, size and distance, cognitive load to name but a few. This eBook also includes examples and visual case studies on big names such as Apple and Facebook which is a great technique to put theory into practise and make it more clear with everyday examples. Overall, this eBook has a very practical approach towards web design and is a well recommended read.
This eBook is as up to date as they come and is a great read on getting on trend this year. Within SEO Myths You Should Leave Behind in 2015 it demonstrates many misconceptions about SEO practises and gives modern and helpful advice on clever SEO strategy. This book is levelled at an individual with background knowledge in the field of web design but written in a friendly way so is easy to pick up.
Within this eBook it goes into depth on optimisation practices for URLs, title tags, descriptions, basics of keyword research, tips and tools on fixing broken links, avoiding duplicate content and so much more. This modern eBook covers so much context that it is bound to help both advanced web designs and basic ones.
This friendly eBook is a great style guide to help create a brilliant website. Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS has a fairly intimidating title but once you get into the depth of the eBook it is easy to understand and written through passion of the area which is portrayed and thus makes the reader feel excited, which is a great feeling to find in any good read.
With the paperback edition boasting a 5 star rating on Amazon, the customers voice says it all. This empowering eBook encourages and teaches readers to refine or learn talents which can be used to create incredible websites. Taking Your Talent To The Web very much lives up to its title and is an encouraging read which is great for new web designers to boost confidence and ability at the same time.
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design really lives up to its title in helping teach readers to develop existing website building skills into making their websites look visually appealing and enhanced through the knowledge acquired from this eBook. This eBook is targeted for people that already have a background knowledge of website building as there is a strong focus on design within this read. Overall, this eBook is very inspiring and refined to give the skills to make any website beautiful.