Five Simple Steps


When I heard that Mark Boulton was releasing a book, called A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web I was immediately interested. However, it was originally only available as a PDF. Now, I am not a huge fan of reading books online, and prefer to print out the A List Apart articles rather than read online, so I held off purchasing, and hoped that a printed version would appear. Luckily for me, the printed version (which was launched last week) is now available for £29, and having just received my copy, I can tell you that the quality of the book is excellent.

A solid yellow, matt laminated cover is striking to look at, and inside, the pages are designed with just as much attention to detail.

The book covers topics such as workflow, research, colour, typography, layout & design with plenty of diagrams and pictures. I have yet to read the book, but will post a short review once I have finished it.


For those who have not read the book, you can download a sample over at

This book is the first in a series of Five Simple Steps books which will include Designing Grid Systems and Designing the Invisible, due to be launched later in the year.

4 thoughts on “Five Simple Steps

  1. Gary

    Ooooh! I had no idea this was out… I was looking at this a while back but, like you, I much prefer to have a physical book than a PDF. Think I’ll be shelling out some pennies then. ;)

  2. Paul Post author

    Joel, it wasn’t a prize. I was just so impressed with the production of the book I felt the need to take some photos!

    The blue and red ‘books’ are actually 300gsm postcards for some of Five Simple Steps upcoming releases later in the year.

  3. Joel

    Ok, I thought you got all three of them for £29. I guess postcards is a great way to advertise their future releases. :-)

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