Web Design for Developers: A Programmer’s Guide to Design Tools and Techniques

  • ISBN13: 9781934356135
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Developers don’t get to spend a lot of time thinking about design, but many secretly wish they knew how to make their applications look just a little bit better. This book takes you on a journey through a web site redesign, where you’ll learn the basic concepts of design, color theory, typography, and accessibility. You’ll learn how to take a sketch and transform it into a digital mockup in Photoshop, and then finally into a working web page. You’ll see how to devel… More >>

Web Design for Developers: A Programmer’s Guide to Design Tools and Techniques

3 Comments on “Web Design for Developers: A Programmer’s Guide to Design Tools and Techniques

  1. I’ve been a programmer / developer all my working life and I’ve never really understood all that web design stuff. At last I’ve found a book that explains it in a clear way you can understand without being treated like a rocket scientist or the village idiot. I definately recommend this. It does what it says in the title.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This book did help me in the design aspect of web presentation. The books first half is for a Windows oriented environment. The emphasis is on Photshop and Adobe Illustrator with specific instructions on the use of those tools. It would be useless for a Linux user. Luckily for me I know how to use Gimp and Inkscape, it would have been nice to have those added and not just mentioned.

    The second half of the book is design of the layout using HTML and CSS. This approach is ok for a very basic web page. The reason I bought the book was for a comprehensive guide using all the programmer’s tools. There is no mention of connecting to a database using php and the design of the output. Javascript is completely ignored even though it does come in handy for timed redirects and embedding music and other behind the scenes functions.

    I am not unhappy with the book, just hoped it would have been more Linux friendly. I still need a book that explains database output and how to make it look professional.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. I only wish I’d had this book earlier in my professional life! The author explains web design – colors, fonts, mocking up in PhotoShop, CSS and more – in terms developers get, not in language graphic designers use. The result: you get it.

    The chapter on color is worth the book – exactly what you as a developer need to understand and not a bit more.

    The title really should have been how to make your web apps look as good as the code behind them, but that’s probably too long.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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