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What is this book about?
A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web aims to teach you techniques for designing your website using the principles of graphic design. Featuring five sections, each covering a core aspect of graphic design: Getting Started, Research, Typography, Colour, and Layout. Learn solid graphic design theory that you simply apply to your designs, making the difference from a good design to a great one.
Read Part 1: Getting started
- Chapter 1 – Designing for the web
- Chapter 2 – The Job
- Chapter 3 – Understanding Workflow
- Chapter 4 – The Tools
- Chapter 5 – Working for yourself
Read Part 2: Research and Ideas
- Chapter 10 – Putting it together
- Chapter 6 – The Design Process
- Chapter 7 – The Brief
- Chapter 8 – Research
- Chapter 9 – Ideas
Read Part 3: Typography
- Chapter 11 – Anatomy
- Chapter 12 – Classification
- Chapter 13 – Hierarchy
- Chapter 14 – Typesetting
- Chapter 15 – Printing the Web
Read Part 4: Colour
- Chapter 16 – The Colour Wheel
- Chapter 17 – Hue, Saturation and Brightness
- Chapter 18 – Colour combinations and mood
- Chapter 19 – Designing without colour
- Chapter 20 – Colour and Brand
Read Part 5: Layout
- Chapter 21 – The Basics of composition
- Chapter 22 – Designing for the web
- Chapter 23 – Grid Systems
- Chapter 24 – Breaking the grid
- Chapter 25 – Bringing it all together
About the author
Mark is a designer living in south Wales, UK. He currently leads digital communications at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
From 2006, he ran a design company called Mark Boulton Design until they were acquired by Monotype in April 2014. During his time running Mark Boulton Design, he worked with global media companies such as ESPN and Al Jazeera; small brands with big stories like Hiut Denim; technology organisations such as Drupal and Alfresco; oh, and CERN, that place in Switzerland that invented the web and discovered the Higgs Boson.
Together with his wife, Emma, he co-founded community publisher Five Simple Steps in 2009 – when this book was published – before moving on to other things in 2014. Initially an exercise in self-publishing, Designing for the Web, Five Simple Steps quickly grew into an important voice in the web industry.