This book democratizes web development for everyone. It's a fun, clever guide that covers all of the key design principles, best practices, useful shortcuts, pro tips, real-world examples, and basic coding tutorials needed to produce a beautiful website that you'll feel confident sharing with the world. Because you, too, can design for the web!
Hello Web Design contains everything you need to feel comfortable doing your own web development, including an abundance of real-life website examples that will inspire and motivate you. No need to spend time and money hiring an expensive graphic designer; this book will walk you through the fundamentals - and shortcuts - you need to do it all yourself, right now.
About the Author
Tracy Osborn has a B.F.A. in Art & Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She's been building and designing websites for over 20 years, primarily working with startups and small firms until she founded her own startup. She writes technical books on the side, teaching beginner web skills on Hello Web Books (https://hellowebbooks.com). Osborn has been a keynote speaker at many conferences.
"Think of Hello Web Design as a book of cheat codes. It’s short, to the point, and tells you everything you need to know to be a perfectly competent web designer." (from the foreword) —Jeremy Keith, Author of Resilient Web Design and cofounder of Clearleft
"A concise yet information-packed book . . . help[s] you better understand the basics of design and give you the gist you need to be a better designer immediately." —Michael Wong, The Designership, A Best Book Resource For Designers
"It effectively teaches fundamental design skills to entrepeneurs, developers, and the rest of us." —Startups for the Rest of Us
"The value of the knowledge I took away from my time with it cannot be overstated . . . Hello Web Design is a quick read coming in at about 140 pages and I highly recommend it. The book retails for about 25 dollars and is well worth the price. Its definitely changed my approach on how to handle layouts and designs for my future projects." —Ryan's Coding Journey Blog