Recently we have been discussing a huge trend that is steadily winning over more and more people around the Globe – Online Learning. The digital world surrounds us and stays with us wherever we go. Quick access to information from any point opens new possibilities to various spheres. And the education system is one of those that has managed to see its tremendous potential. It has made a huge leap forward by deciding to conquer the Web.
Although this unconventional way of acquiring knowledge does not suit everyone, since there will always be conservatives, and traditional universities are always in the lead. However one can argue that this is a pretty realistic alternative, and with its high level of approachability, a bright future is certainly in store for it.
On this topic, we are going to supply you with a selection of free e-books that are targeted at web designers and developers. Some of them can be an excellent starting point on your journey of transitioning from a regular person to novice specialist; others will help you to obtain qualifications for more complex tasks and master new skills.
Free eBooks for Designers and Develpers
Web Design 101
Web Design 101 by WebFlow is a great piece for a newbie. It consists of twelve chapters that cover such vital issues as visual design principles, color theory, typography, UI designing, mobile designing and much more.
Designing The Optimal Mobile Shopping Experience
This manual has been created for more sophisticated designers and developers. It reveals the user-friendly ways to display products, shows how to use banners in an unobtrusive way, and discloses simple tricks to foist goods leaving a good general impression.
Minimalist UI Design Trends 2016
As the name implies, this visual reference guide walks you through the essentials of constructing minimalist user interfaces. Here you will find tips, tricks and twenty representative examples that are carefully described.
2016 Web Design Best Practices Ebook Bundle
Actually, the team behind UXPin regularly supplies their online audience with an excellent educational material. There are numerous e-books in their repository that can come in handy both for novices and advanced specialists. This particular bundle includes three digital publications concerning UI design patterns and their best practice. Visit their website to find more interesting stuff.
Starting a Website in 2016: What Options Do You Have?
Much like UXPin, TemplateMonster can also boast of a range of books dedicated to web design trends, web development and improvement of user experience. We have included just one item in our collection, however you are welcome to explore their list to find more.
Designing for the Web
A practical guide that teaches you to design interfaces that will meet the current trends and satisfy modern standards in five steps which is pretty absorbing. Created by a real pro, it is a treasure of interesting findings and skillfully explains general patterns.
Best Articles of Medium in 2015 Related to Design
Medium is rich in great educational stuff written by the leading specialists and devoted enthusiasts. The team has assembled the most fascinating and captivating stories related to Design from 2015 under one roof, ending up with a 500-page eBook.
You’re Designing It All Wrong!
This is a must-have for all the beginners. The author focuses on three general aspects:
- How to create a website with human behavior in mind;
- How to benefit from the variety of different screens;
- How to gain success and win over the users.
The Freelance Web Designer’s Guide
If you want to switch to become a freelancer, yet still do not know where to start, then we recommend flipping through this book. This comprehensive guide will tell you all about this modern type of job as well as reveal its pros, cons and caveats.
Tim Brown has created a pocket guide for those of you who appreciate great typography on your website and are perfectly aware of its impact on readability and aesthetics. Mixing and matching fonts has never been easier than with this ebook.
The Ultimate Guide to Managing 50+ WordPress Sites
In six chapters the team reveals secrets of how to properly prepare and administer the server for your WordPress-powered websites. What plugins to choose and how to install them for ensuring overall security.
Understanding the Power of Lean UX
The author tries to explain how to adopt Lean UX methods paired with agile development and eventually to produce a well-groomed interface where user experience has been taken to the next level.
How to Align SaaS Content Marketing and Product Management
We suppose a dose of solutions on how to run your business and achieve success won’t hurt anyone. In the long run, all we create web applications to give a boost to the company. Lets find out how to turn content marketing tricks to your advantage.
Five Algorithms Every Web Developer Can Use and Understand
The book covers such algorithms as PageRank, Language Detection, Nudity Detection, Sentiment Analysis, and TF-IDF and explains how to implement them in your projects to achieve success in a short period.
A Guide to HTML5 and CSS3
Html5Hive’s team has prepared a series of educational material to teach newbies the basics of the most popular languages nowadays: HTML5 and CSS3. Along with free courses, you will find a fascinating e-book. It describes techniques for building professional websites, mobile apps, and games.
Bright Ideas for User Experience Designers
The name speaks for itself. As you have guessed this digital edition includes advice on creating bright user experience.
The Magic of CSS
Although the book is pretty old, it covers the essentials that are vital for all beginners. It consists of chapters that explain such things as layout, tables, boxes, color, typography and transitions.
Systematic Web Design
Kieran Potts is eager to teach you how to style web pages without jangling your nerves and using too much precious time. He unveils a methodology of applying HTML and CSS in a systematic way.
Over 50 Startup Founders Reveal Why Their Startups Failed
As all we know ‘Failure is the Mother of Success’. Familiarize yourself with 50 dramatic stories of failed startups in order to not step on the same rake twice.
Part-time Freelance to Full-time
The experience of others is always invaluable. This e-book helps you make your way through the transition from part-time freelancer to full-time as enjoyable and pleasant as ever. Read it to stay motivated all the time.
If you want to become an expert you should try to take a leaf out of the above mentioned books. They really have something to offer. Find a comfortable place and immerse yourself in reading to nurture your inner passion and sharpen your skills.
Do you favor this sort of educational material? What type of book are you most interested in? What is your favorite book related to web design and development?