Designing for the Web
A book by Mark Boulton
A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web aims to teach you techniques for designing your website using the principles of graphic design.
Featuring five sections, each covering a core aspect of graphic design: Getting Started, Research, Typography, Colour, and Layout.
Learn solid graphic design theory that you can simply apply to your designs, making the difference from a good design to a great one.
If you're a designer, developer, or content producer, reading A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web will enrich your website design and plug the holes in your design knowledge.
Jon Hicks, Hicksdesign
"I've been watching the previews on Flickr and now that I've actually had the chance to read the full book, I can declare it a triumph. It doesn't feel preachy or stodgy, or conversely, too light and insubstantial. Mark's tone strikes the right balance, and is engaging from the start."
"Mark's approach is honest, thoughtful and carefully structured, and the illustrations are well-considered and always relevant. I'm recommending this book to all - regardless of experience or specific specialism."
alistapart: Mark Boulton's Designing for the Web is better than sex. Of course, being a magazine, I've never had sex.
Who is Mark Boulton?
Mark Boulton is a designer from the UK. He's worked exclusively in web design for over ten years, but has a background in traditional graphic and typographic design. Drawing on this traditional background, Mark is able to bridge the gap between graphic design and the modern web design. Mark runs his own web design studio, Mark Boulton Design, who specialise in designing simple, beautiful things for the modern web. In February, he self-published Designing for the Web which has sold over 8000 copies since release. He also co-wrote Web Standards Creativity published by Friends of Ed, and he writes a popular Blog, mostly about design.