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struppi · 2011-11-25 · Original thread
"The non-designer's design book" is really great, I learned a lot from it. It helps to know these things, even though I am a software developer and normally do little to no design work for my clients.

Currently I read "Visual Language for Designers" (-) which is also very interesting. It describes how our brain processes visual information and how you can use this to create better (easier to understand) designs.


Montagist · 2011-03-14 · Original thread
This book covers all these tenets in greater detail and in more interesting ways:

It would behoove anyone interested in this post to "cop that"

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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