Books about web design

If you are thinking about beginning your own website it's always a good idea to prepare yourself and do a bit of reading before you start out. Even if you are planning to hire someone to design a website for you. After all, you don't want to end up in the list of worst websites ever here on Ugliest Site In The World. A good suggestion here is to develop your site with WordPress, free, professional and relatively secure because of its automatic updates feature: check out some books about WordPress to get you started. If you don't have any web design or programming skills you can always get help at Fiverr to get professional help starting at $5 (for WordPress services click on Programming & Tech > WordPress).

If you think you need a more advanced CMS, check out some books about Drupal to find more about a CMS that might deliver what you need.

You can find some of the current bestsellers about web design here:

Web Design Book Bestsellers

Product picture for The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman
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The ultimate guide to human-centered design
Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions,...
Book cover from Web Design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery Set by Jon Duckett
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A two-book set for web designers and front-end developers

This 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...
Book cover from Learning Python, 5th Edition by Mark Lutz
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Get a comprehensive, in-depth introduction to the core Python language with this hands-on book. Based on author Mark Lutz’s popular training course, this updated fifth edition will help you quickly write efficient, high-quality code with Python. It’s an ideal way to begin, whether you’re new to programming or a professional developer versed in other languages.

Complete with quizzes, exercises, and helpful illustrations, this easy-to-follow, self-paced tutorial gets you started with...
Book cover from Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems by Martin Kleppmann
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Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords?

In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin...
Book cover from Deep Learning with Python by Francois Chollet
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Summary

Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Machine learning has made remarkable progress...
Book cover from Dont Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Steve Krug
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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.

Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with...
Book cover from Clean Architecture: A Craftsmans Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin Series) by Robert C. Martin
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Practical Software Architecture Solutions from the Legendary Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”)

 

By applying universal rules of software architecture, you can dramatically improve developer productivity throughout the life of any software system. Now, building upon the success of his best-selling books Clean Code and The Clean Coder, legendary software craftsman Robert C. Martin (“Uncle Bob”) reveals those rules and helps you apply them.

 

Martin’s ...
Book cover from Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media by Brittany Hennessy
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“I highly advise anyone who has an interest in life online to get this book, sit down, and take notes because you're going to want to hear what Brittany has to say.”
 –Iskra Lawrence, Aerie Model and Instagram star (@iskra)
 
If you’ve ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and thought, I wear clothes, eat avocado toast and like sunsets, why can’t someone pay me to live my best life? this book is for you . . .
 
Every one of your favorite influencers started...
Book cover from Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition (Tab) by Simon Monk
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Program Arduino with ease!

This thoroughly updated guide shows, step-by-step, how to quickly program all Arduino models. Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition, features easy-to-follow explanations, fun examples, and downloadable sample programs. Discover how to write basic sketches, use Arduino’s modified C language, store data, and interface with the Web. You will also get hands-on coverage of C++, library writing, and programming Arduino for the Internet...
Book cover from HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites by Jon Duckett
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A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from thepublishers of Wrox! 

Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS.Joining the professional web designers and programmers are newaudiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update acontent management system or e-commerce store) and those who wantto make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teachingHTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to becomeprogrammers, which...

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