I’m a self-taught web designer/developer. I’ve learned how to design websites just through experience on web design and web development projects, and through books, videos and blogs. But still believe that learning through reading books is still the best ways.
I recommend reading these books as reference to sharp your skill and can make you to the next level.
Responsive Web Design
Learn how to think beyond the desktop and craft beautiful designs that anticipate and respond to your users’ needs. This book will explore CSS techniques and design principles, including fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries, demonstrating how you can deliver a quality experience to your users no matter how large (or small) their display.
Don’t Make Me Think!
Since 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.
Grid Systems in Graphic Design
From a professional for professionals, here is the definitive word on using grid systems in graphic design. Though Muller-Brockman first presented hi interpretation of grid in 1961, this text is still useful today for anyone working in the latest computer-assisted design.
Thinking with Type
Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen.
HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites
Good book for learning about HTML and CSS.This is a very well written book, it’s really technical, but the way it is made makes it look easy to understand and to follow.
Implementing Responsive Design
Implementing Responsive Design by Tim Kadlec brings together project planning, creative design, and detailed coding techniques into a single book. It is written for mixed audience. About half the content is code related, and half covers workflow. It’s a compilation of different ideas and techniques from industry leaders assembled in a logical and easy-to-digest format.
Universal principles of design
Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work until now.
Content Strategy for the Web
BETTER CONTENT MEANS BETTER BUSINESS. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse. Or, maybe your content is full of potential: you know new revenue and cost-savings opportunities exist, but you’re not sure where to start. How can you realize the value of content while planning for its long-term success? this book is great for reference.
Despite all of the UI toolkits available today, it’s still not easy to design good application interfaces. This bestselling book is one of the few reliable sources to help you navigate through the maze of design options. By capturing UI best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, Designing Interfaces provides solutions to common design problems that you can tailor to the situation at hand.
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
If you are serious about web development/design and want to create websites that are functional and built on sound design ideas, then start here!
UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want
This hands-on guide introduces lightweight strategy tools and techniques to help you and your team craft innovative multi-device products that people want to use.
Last week I bought 3 that are on that list :))
Thanks for sharing this list of great relevant titles.
Some awesome books on here. I especially agree with “Responsive Web Design”
I love books for now .. thanks you guys to be so helpful … !
Although the internet if it gives many facilities to access the information, the information provided is short and not complete as in the texts, it is still important to invest in books. …