Everybody involved in the web design process needs an understanding of design fundamentals. That is why everybody should read “A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web”.
Maybe you are a website owner who has to sign off on a design comp. Maybe you are a developer who has to implement the design produced by somebody else. You might even be responsible for a sites design without having any formal design training. Whatever the case, you should probably read Mark Boulton’s new book.
This PDF book covers the underlying principles of all good design. Whether it be online or in print, good design is governed by certain best practices. This book introduces the reader to these principles, including subjects such as…
- How to start the design process
- Research and ideas
- An introduction to typography
- The basics of colour theory
- The rules of good layout
The book is unsurprisingly beautifully designed. However it is also well written and engaging. I can highly recommend it.
Win a free copy
You could go and purchase a copy right now for only £12 (and I would encourage you to do so). Alternatively you could win one of three free copies by entering our twitter competition.
For your chance to win a copy of this inspiring book, twitter your top design tip using the hash tag #designTip. For example your tip might be…
#designTip – If you wish to draw attention to a design element surround it with whitespace.
The closing date for this competition is Friday 27th February, so get your tips in before then.
The winners will be chosen by Mark and we will direct message them shortly after the 27th. To ensure we can do so please subscribe to the Boagworld Twitter feed.
The winners will also be announced over twitter and on the boagworld podcast.
Below you can view the current Design Tips that users have submitted.