Designing for the Web

by Mark Boulton

Part 1: Getting started

Part 2: Research and Ideas

Part 3: Typography

Part 4: Colour

Part 5: Layout

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What is this book about?

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 simply apply to your designs, making the difference from a good design to a great one.

About the author

Mark is a designer living in south Wales, UK. He currently leads digital communications at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

Previously, he was Design Director at Monotype. He is a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers; author of this book and Web Standards Creativity and co-creator of Gridset

From 2006, he ran a design company called Mark Boulton Design until they were acquired by Monotype in April 2014. During his time running Mark Boulton Design, he worked with global media companies such as ESPN and Al Jazeera; small brands with big stories like Hiut Denim; technology organisations such as Drupal and Alfresco; oh, and CERN, that place in Switzerland that invented the web and discovered the Higgs Boson.

Together with his wife, Emma, he co-founded community publisher Five Simple Steps in 2009 – when this book was published – before moving on to other things in 2014. Initially an exercise in self-publishing, Designing for the Web, Five Simple Steps quickly grew into an important voice in the web industry.