In a heavily digitalized world, a hard-copy book has managed to still be a top-of-mind choice when it comes to learning the basic principles of any new curriculum and web-designers are known as people who aren’t afraid to reach for paper when mastering the tips of the trade. If you are somebody who is ready to dive into the secrets of web development, then this list of books will be your Holy Grail. And what’s best is: the book will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from basic web development principles, product design, all the way up to UX and customer relations. Let’s dive in:
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- Hooked by Nir Eyal
A great choice for you if you are interested in the behavioral patterns of returning visitors and the ways you can enhance the elements of your web design in order to increase their number and engagement as well as lower shopping cart abandonment and drop out rates. Performance, performance, performance!
- CSS Animations by Val Head
Being the sticky subject for any web designer, animation in design is fully covered in this book. A pocket guide that will teach you anything you ever wanted to know in order to get you ready for starting on your first ever journey to CSS animated web-sites. This one is one of the core web development books for front-end.
If you want to get the most out of yourself (and who doesn’t?) pick up a copy and read it.”
- You’re My Favorite Client by Mike Monteiro
Giving us a switch of perspectives, this one is not oriented towards web developers, but their clients (or YOUR clients). It talks about choosing a web designer suitable for the needs in regards to the prospective web site design and maximizing effectiveness by knowing exactly what to ask for as a client. Very good for that occasional change of mindset and better understanding of your potential customers.
Hint, hint: It also makes the most unique Christmas gift for that special client.
- The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks and Hacks
A nice and detailed description of the a compilation of best practice solutions to the most challenging CSS problems. The second edition of this best-selling web development book, now in full color, has been completely revised and updated to cover the latest techniques and newer browsers, including Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7.
— Anurag Gupta (@author_anurag) 15 de junio de 2017