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 fivesimplesteps.co.uk.
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.