We have picked up for you 10 books that will help you immerse themselves in the fascinating world of web design and create an attractive and quality project. All of these books combine one thing - in them you will find useful information on how to create an attractive, convenient and original site. If you want to become a master of visual art and be one of those who bring beauty to the world, this is a compilation for you.
1. Scott Belsky. "Implementation of ideas"
Scott Belsky is the founder and chief executive officer of the famous platform for all Behance creative people - shares answers to the main question of all time: "How to realize your idea?". After reading his book, you will learn how to correctly prioritize, confront doubts, overcome obstacles and bring the case to an end.
2. Danroy. "Practice of Visual Thinking"
In our head there is a lot of ideas that are worthy of becoming a reality. To do this, it is necessary to submit them correctly, or rather "sell". This book is about how to sell ideas, making them more visible. This bestseller, translated into 25 languages, will help you learn about 4 steps of visual thinking, 5 key questions needed for a clear description of ideas, and 6 ways to present ideas to other people.
3. City Circle. "Web Design: Do not Make Me Think"
The popularity of this web design of the book is due not only to the interesting manner of presentation of the material, but also to a huge amount of useful information for designers, programmers, webmasters, managers and marketers. Much attention in the book is given to usability issues, so for those who want to create a popular and convenient site, it must-read. At the same time, the book is aimed at a wide audience and written in simple and understandable language - difficulties in reading should not arise.
4. Tim Kedlek. "Adaptive Design: We Do Websites for Any Devices"
In our time, an adaptive site - not a luxury, but a necessity for any company. The basic principles of working with adaptive design have been outlined in his book Tim Kedlek. It's definitely worth knowing this book at a glance if you plan to create a site using the MotoCMS 3 designer, since all MotoCMS 3 templates are fully adaptive and correctly displayed on all modern devices.
5. Johannes Itten. "Art of color"
Johannes Itten - a renowned Swiss artist, author of the course, which became the basis of the program of many modern educational institutions. So it is not surprising that the author of this book, like nobody else, is able to work with color and is pleased to teach this skill to others. Because the colors in the web design are very important, you should definitely go to the pages of this book. You will easily be able to apply the acquired knowledge in practice when working with the admin panel of the MotoCMS, because it can change the color scheme of the site in just a few clicks.
6. Aaron Walter. "Emotional Web Design"
A good web design should not only be attractive and convenient, but also give the user some emotions. You can learn how to create such a design by reading Aaron Walter's book. The book contains a lot of successful examples of emotional design of sites, so it is definitely worth getting to beginners (and not only) webmasters. And if you want to practice, most of the finished blocks and widgets required to create an emotional design can be found in the MotoCMS library.
7. Mike Monteiro. "Design is a job"
Famous web designer Mike Monteiro tells how a successful designer is different from the unsuccessful one. Consequently, the success of projects is, first of all, in the ability to listen to their client, to communicate the value of design and the ability to present their work qualitatively. Mike shares practical recommendations and analyzes work episodes.
8. Itan Marcott. "Awesome web design"
This has already happened: more than half of the Internet activity comes from mobile devices. Is your site ready for this? This book has a similar answer to the question of how to design a site design that does not depend on the type of device, its size and screen resolution. Everything is disassembled on specific examples of design and layout code snippets. Just take this book and step by step create a site that's easy to view from any device.
9. Kevin Brooks, Whitney Quesenbery. "Spotlighting in designing interfaces"
It turns out that in the area of designing interfaces and interoperability, stoteling is simply necessary. Stories help us understand our users, find out their goals, and showcase design options. In this book, authors will teach you to think through stories that will help improve your product.
10. Web Designer's Success Guide.
If you do not know where to start a freelance novice in web design, then this manual is exactly what you created for you. From it you will learn where to start, how to find first and permanent clients, as well as how to create successful projects.