Web Style Guide
by Patrick Lynch, Sarah Horton
Publisher: Yale University Press 2009
Our purpose for writing this book is to offer basic design principles that you can use to make your content as easy to understand as possible. We explain how to use design as a tool, not as an objective; your Web design should be almost transparent to the reader. We show you how to create a user interface that will allow visitors to your site to navigate your content with ease. We offer suggestions on how to write Web documents; this is a new genre with its own style and guidelines. We delve deep into Web images -- color, resolution, compression, and formats -- and discuss the benefits of publishing images on the Web. We cover the stylistic and technical issues surrounding the addition of dynamic media to your Web site. All the guidance we offer shares a single purpose: to make your message clear to your readers.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy - O'Reilly
by Josh Marinacci - joshondesign.com
by Richard Rutter, Steven Marshall - webtypography.net
In this book, the reader is taken through the principles outlined in Robert Bringhurst's 'The Elements of Typographic Style' as they apply to visual design on the web. The book goes as far as implementation, complete with the code in HTML and CSS.
by Abdi Cagarweyne - Smashwords
HTML and CSS are the two most important languages for creating websites and apps. They are also the easiest. If you've always wanted to build webpages, but were intimidated by the code, this book will help you learn HTML and CSS in a week or less.