Free Web Design Books
Twitter Bootstrap (TWB) is a free front-end framework built by Twitter developers to ensure visual and functional consistency across websites and applications. In Twitter Bootstrap Succinctly, Peter Shaw walks you through the basics of using TWB Version 2 CSS classes to add beautiful, user-friendly components to your projects. You’ll learn how to add TWB to an existing project, and use it to customize attractive buttons, tabs, breadcrumbs, dropdowns and more.
This book is a collection of tablet web design best practices, curated by the designers and software engineers of Mobify. Inside, you’ll find 30 techniques for creating amazing website experiences on tablet devices.
Pixel Perfect Precision Handbook covers a lot of core principles and topics that apply to digital design, its relevant tools and accessibility. It also contains Photoshop tips and techniques.
“The Shape of Design – A fieldguide for makers . A love letter to design”, by Frank Chimero, is a meditation on the design process and the work’s potential effect when released. Read it online or download in multiple formats.
This book is freely available in multiple formats as part of O’Reilly’s Open Book Project. This is the first book that applies the REST design philosophy to real web services.
Butterick’s Practical Typography, by Matthew Butterick, will make you a better typographer. Read it online.
Read free preview of “High Performance Drupal: Fast and Scalable Sites” written by Jeff Sheltren, Narayan Newton and Nathaniel Catchpole.
This free eBook, Dreamweaver CS6 Basics, is a series of lessons intended to help people learn the basics of Adobe Dreamweaver. Covers versions CS5, 5.5, 6.
Read “Web Audio API: Advanced Sound for Games and Interactive Apps”, by Boris Smus, online for free. This book aims to give a high-level overview of a number of important features of the Web Audio API, but is not an exhaustive survey of every available feature. It is not intended as a comprehensive guide, but as an easy starting point.