Web Design for Developers – Book Review

February 18th, 2010

Hi,

This book’s title does not do it justice – it’s also a great book for intermediate web designers (just out of web design diapers) who want to take it a few steps further.

The book revolves around the redesign of a pretty bland looking web site. You are walked through the whole design process:

  • sketching out the design/layout ideas.
  • interacting with the clients.
  • how to choose colors and fonts for the web site.
  • designing a logo!

Then you get into the coding (HTML, CSS) aspects of the web design process:

  • Why develop with Firefox vs Internet Explorer?
  • Basics of CSS and handling specific CSS tasks.
  • Dealing with browser compatibility issues.
  • Accessibility and usability.

… And a lot more of course.

If you are a web developer or web designer who wants to learn how to put it all together, this book does a pretty good job walking you through the process.

Thanks,

Stefan Mischook.

5 Responses to “Web Design for Developers – Book Review”

  1. Michael Hall says:

    thanks for the review, i think i shall pick up a copy, as i definitely need an overview that provides a step by step process from meeting with the client until the final draft is handed over.

    does it cover all this in a step by step manner? i can handle the marketing, just interested in what to do from the first meeting until the last bit of code is completed so i can have a checklist of sorts to follow as i progress.

    you think you might add something like this to the university? it would be a great module that would help newbie designers to go from start to finish by following a checklist

  2. roberto says:

    wow this is a really cool idea…will definitely take a look at this book

  3. “you think you might add something like this to the university? it would be a great module that would help newbie designers to go from start to finish by following a checklist”

    Yes, for sure! I am working on this now, I call it the ‘web design workflow’.

    Stefan

  4. website design says:

    Lately, I’ve been searching local bookstores here in Toronto for a web design book that’s not too advanced but not too basic, and I haven’t been successful. So I resorted to searching the internet, and I came across this post. I might give this book a shot. Judging from your description, I think it has the right amount of info that I need for my intermediary web designing skills. Thanks!

  5. Another option if you want to learn web programming is to try our video tutorial package: The Complete Web Programmer:

    http://www.killervideostore.com/video-courses/complete-web-programmer.php

    Stefan

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