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Creating Killer Web Sites, Second Edition
- David Siegel
This book tackles web design from the opposite angle to Nielsen,
and shows examples of HTML tricks and bypasses to producing
the design you want. This book should be read with caution,
as the author himself agrees.
Otherwise, this is a good design reference.
Web by Design : The Complete Guide - Molly Holzschlag
Has thorough sections on designing for the screen, web page
layout, colour and graphics, typography and multimedia.
HTML: The Complete Reference (Second Edition) - Thomas
This really is a complete reference book, with step-by-step
tutorials for beginners and enough advanced stuff to keep
the more experienced happy. Includes in-depth references to
HTML 4, CSS 1 & 2, DHTML and XML.
Cascading Style Sheets. The Definitive Guide -- Eric
This O'Reilly (http://www.oreilly.com/)
book is suitable for beginners through to experienced web
designers/developers. It covers everything you need to know
about css, including reference sheets for CSS1 and looking
ahead to CSS2.
Mastering Photoshop 5.5 for the Web -- Matt Straznitskas
An indepth look at all the skills, techniques and technologies
you need to design graphics for the web with Adobe's Photoshop.
There is probably a newer version of this book aimed at Photoshop
6. I found earlier versions of this book very useful when
I first started learning Photoshop.
Don't Make Me Think! -- Steve Krug
This book is for anyone who is involved in the web design
process, from the marketing manager to the web developer to
the CEO. It is consisely written (it took me an afternoon
to read) has user-friendly chapters covering everything from
how users scan web copy, writing for the web, navigation,
home page design and usability testing. This book is perfect
for anyone considering a site re-design, but hasn't got the
time to read anything as detailed as Jakob Nielsen (see below).
Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity
- Jakob Nielsen
I would recommend anyone thinking about designing or re-designing
a web site to read this book first. Nielsen outlines all the
essential dos and don'ts of usability
issues. It's quite an extreme book, and should be read in
conjunction with a "how-to" design book, such as David Siegel's
Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed -- Jakob
A coffee table book looking at many well known web sites'
home pages. Scores their sites on homepage usability, and
gives pointers on how to score your own site. Simple, but
effective. Great for beginners and experts may pick up the
odd tip. Jakob's web site, http://www.useit.com
has a study
guide to go with the book that is useful to determine
how your site's home page fares.
by Netscape 4+ and Internet Explorer 4+. As always, a superb
reference book from O'Reilly (http://www.oreilly.com/).
Web Design in a Nutshell -- Jennifer Niederst
Perfect for beginners. Everything you need to know about
html, graphics etc for your first web site.
The Complete Website Upgrade & Maintenance Guide
- Lisa Schmeiser
A good, solid reference book, with comprehensive sections
on intelligent design, maximising HTML and DHTML, ensuring
usability, accessability and quality, building a powerful
back-end. It also comes with several useful appendices as
well as a CD with demos of Adobe After Effects, Allaire Homesite,
Apache server and HTML examples.