The Top 5 Web Design Books

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Are you tired of learning by reading online articles all day? If you’ve had your fill of Web design articles and want something meatier that you don’t have to read off a computer screen, here are five Web design books on our reading lists:

Responsive Web Design 

By Ethan Marcotte

This year, the rate of mobile device users will likely surpass desktop users, so every website has to be primed for mobile devices in order to succeed. This book teaches you how to create sites that anticipate and respond to your users’ needs, whether they are using mobile browsers, tablets, netbooks or huge widescreen displays. It details techniques and principles behind fluid grids, flexible images and media queries.

Implementing Responsive Design

By Tim Kadlec

According to Web designer Jason Grigsby, Kadlec’s book “picks up where Ethan Marcotte’s ‘Responsive Web Design’ leaves off and provides practical tools for designers.” It deals with creating sites that work with today’s volatile landscape concerning viewports and devices, and shares how responsive Web design affects the way we design, build and plan our sites.

Mobile First

By Luke Wroblewski

If you are still wondering why you should design for mobile first, former Yahoo! design architect Luke Wroblewski tells you why and packs his vast mobile design knowledge into this entertaining guidebook. Acclaimed Web designer Andy Clarke says to “read Mobile First in tandem with Responsive Web Design, and you’ll know the shape of Web design for the next five years.”

Nudge

By Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Web designers aren’t just making pretty pieces of Web artwork, but use every color, shape and image to convert the viewer into a customer. Through this book, you can learn how to use psychology to ‘nudge’ people into making certain choices, like buying your company’s products.

Seductive Interaction Design

By Stephen P. Anderson

If you are looking for a book that more specifically relates to how to connect users to your designs, this one’s for you. It shares the reasoning behind why people can become attracted to your website, with an approach to designing sites and interactions based on the stages of seduction.

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