Are you a web developer and designer? Take a look at the following books which I found really valuable in developing & designing web based applications/sites. I would recommend these books as a must read for people who need to do mix of both Web Design and Development.
Checkout More Recommended Software Books for reading
- Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
- Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works (Interactive Technologies)
- Even Faster Web Sites: Performance Best Practices for Web Developers
- High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers
- Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design
- jQuery in Action, Second Edition
(By: Steve Krug) “Don’t Make Me Think” is incredibly clear, concise, and helpful – as well as surprisingly enjoyable. This book walks it’s talk. It is written and arranged exactly as a useable web site should be, clear and concise, with scan-able text. The clean attractive design and graphics accurately and efficiently illustrate the text, which is easy to read and to understand.
(By: Janice (Ginny) Redish) The book is beautifully laid-out, with easy to grasp, common sense advice – all backed up by solid research data and straightforward examples. Everyone who writes web content will benefit from reading this book with its clear guidelines and extensive examples. The book is well organized and its format makes it easy to find specific ideas. You can download the Chapter 1 of this book for Free from authors website at this link Letting Go of the Words: Chapter 1
(By: Steve Souders) Not only does Steve Souders have the credentials to write this book (he’s the chief performance guy for Yahoo!), he’s also written a book that is an easy read and will give you everything you need to easily improve your web site performance. The book contains an organized checklist of ideas & techniques to make web sites faster. The examples in this book offer direct comparisons and means to make our own tests.
(By: Eric Meyer) This book takes information about CSS and applies it to real life examples, which makes it much easier for the average CSS author to learn and see how the CSS styles shown relate to what is being done on the site it affects. The book is wonderfully laid-out with lots of gorgeous color drawings and figures, which aid the reader in understanding each change. The step by step instructions are easy to follow and with each CSS code change or addition shown in red, also easy to understand and follow along with.
Hope you found this list useful! What are the best books you have read? Please don’t forget to share with me in comments.
First 4 are must read for almost any web developer. Good list. Thanks for compiling it.
thanks for sharing this useful list of books. wondering if ebooks version are available.
Thanks for your comment. I have already included the available free ebook links in the post. Not all above books are available as ebook. You may find a kindle version on amazon though.
I am running a business of web design and development in India and want to make long term relationship with web design and development companies in USA. How to proceed. Please suggest some idea.
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Nice post,All of these books are very important for any web developer or designer.Thanks for sharing.
These books are very helpful for every web designer. I have need it a long time. Finally i have got it.. Thanks a lot…