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discovr · 2013-01-15 · Original thread
ha. yep. Tufte came in at number 6. I love that Envisioning Information one:
csmeder · 2010-07-10 · Original thread
I'm not sure I know exactly what you mean by web design. So lets start there.

a. The look: the graphic design of the page.

b. The interaction: Usability and UX

c. Designing and coding with good software design principles.

d. Some thing else?

I can point you to some good books for b. or c., however a. is the holy grail. I have never found a good book on web design from a graphic design perspective. That said Ill share with you what I would consider the closest I have found.


a. (Web site Graphic Design)

* The non Designer's design book -

* Visual Language for Designers -

* Tuft's Envisioning Information -

* I have found some good online articles


b. (Usability and UX)

* Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks -

* The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites -

* And again Tuft's Envisioning Information -

* Information Design Workbook


c. (software design and coding)

* Bulletproof Web Design -

* Handcrafted CSS -

* jQuery in Action -

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