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20 Free E-books For Web Designers


E-books are great way to learn more about web design. E-books can truly provide you a fountain of knowledge of information and there’s a lot to be learnt. The beauty of ebooks is that there short and insightful not as a long as a book but not as short as a blog post.

This blog post we have collected a personal collection of well of thought out web design related ebooks, which can be downloaded and read all for free. If your a tablet owner i would certainly recommend putting them on your ebook to read. There’s not too many great ebooks currently out their which are available for free, you should certainly take advantages of this post and read one of the ebooks listed in the post.

I hope you enjoy the blog post and we would love for you to share your favourite free ebook featured in are post, or recommend any good free ebooks which we may have missed out.

1. The elements of typographic style applied to web


For too long typographic style and its accompanying attention to detail have been overlooked by website designers, particularly in body copy. In years gone by this could have been put down to the technology, but now the web has caught up. The advent of much improved browsers, text rendering and high resolution screens, combine to negate technology as an excuse.


2. Webdesign succes guidewebdesign-succes-guide

Web Designer’s Success Guide is the definitive guide to starting your own freelance Web design business.

3. Why Designwhy-ebook

Does your startup need a designer co-founder?
Enrique Allen runs down the characteristics of designer founders, scenarios where design is particularly important, and how to spot designer founders in the wild.

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4. Time Management for Creative Peopletime-mangment

Delivering time management training and coaching for hundreds of creative people has taught me a lot about what it takes to get original work done in the midst of the demands and distractions of the 21st century workplace.

5. Introduction to Good Usabilityintroduction-to-good-usabilty

Over the past year I have written a few posts about design guidelines. They have also proven to be the most successful ones. I have therefor decided to put a few of them together, add some more and bundle it as an ebook. So without much further ado, I present:

6. HTML5 Quick Learning Guidehtml5-quick-guide

There are lots of great resources for getting comprehensive information on HTML5, so instead of creating another one of those, I decided instead to create a short “quick learning guide”. This guide introduces you to just the main elements of HTML5 that you’ll probably want to use right away. This guide is for those who want to get the basics figured out first, and worry about the finer details later on.

7. How To Be Creativelearning-how-to-creative-webdesign-ebook

MacLeod, an advertising executive and popular blogger with a flair for the creative, gives his 26 tried-and-true tips for being truly creative. Each point illustrated by a cartoon drawn by the author himself.

8. Taking Your Talent to the Webtaking-talent-to--the-web-ebook

Rated Five Stars at since the day it was published, “Taking Your Talent to the Web” is now a free downloadable book from

9. How to create your own portfoliohow-to-create-your-own-portfolio

How to create your own design portfolio website without all that HTML nerdy stuff.

10. Design Your Imaginationdesign-your-imaganation

WebGuru India is glad to offer “Design Your Imagination”; a one stop ebook resource for web design novices. Primarily written for website design wannabes, this book will also benefit experienced web designers. The book has been written by some of WebGuru India’s most seasoned professionals and is divided into 28 comprehensive chapters. Each chapter is on a specific topic with a number of examples for better understanding. The language is lucid, to-the-point and easy to understand.

11. Free E-book – How to Motivate Creative People (Including Yourself)how-to-motivate-creative-people

Running motivation training and coaching sessions for hundreds of clients has taught me a lot about how to get outstanding performance out of people at work.

12. The Design Funnel: A Manifesto for Meaningful Design


Would you like a process which would help translate the often vague, unclear wishes of your clients (and yourself, for that matter) into a clear and solid basis for your design?

13. Essential JavaScript And jQuery Design Patterns – A Free New Bookdesign-patterns 

Hey guys. Today I’m happy to announce the release of a free book I’ve written called ‘Essential JavaScript & jQuery Design Patterns For Beginners’. Design patterns are reusable solutions to commonly occurring problems in software development and are a very useful tool to have at your disposal.

14. HTML5 WTF?html5-ftp

From Simon Schoeters, the author: Yet another overview of the changes introduced by HTML5. How does it look like? What is sexy?

15. Download the Guide to Guerrilla Freelancing ebook for free!gurilla-freelancing

The best articles from Gurilla Freelancing  that will help guide new freelancers in the right direction as well as give them insight into the benefits and drawbacks of freelance life, some things you must be aware of as well as some guerrilla marketing tactics to get them going.

16. Faster, and More Secure Webfontswebfonts

Font embedding for the web is a great step in making the web look better and become more functional, but what about security and load times?

17. Who’s There? the new ebook (free for now)new-blog

Is about how to make websites do their job better, then it’s only natural to turn our attention to blogs.

18. Free 27 Page Type Classification eBookclassification-ebook

This book has been made to help you learn the 10 broad classifications of type. These are the basic foundations of what you need to learn to learn typography and it is essential for any designer to know how to classify type.

19. The Woork Handbookwork-handbook

The Woork Handbook is a free eBook about CSS, HTML, Ajax, web programming, Mootools, Scriptaculous and other topics about web design… directly from Woork!

20. To Five Smashing Years… And A Free Anniversary eBook Treat!smashing-magzine-ebook

A collection of several web design articles to celebrate 5 years of smashing magazine.

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  1. Thanks for e-books.

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  2. These books are very essential for web designers to use their own creativity by learning these books.It offers a good and in depth knowledge in web design.
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