Rather than being a guide to solid web design, Resilient Web Design has been written to highlight some of the approaches and techniques to web design that have proven to be resilient over the years.
Written by Adam Schwartz, the Magic of CSS is an ebook that will introduce you to some of the trickiest aspects of CSS. It includes chapters on the box model, layout, tables, color, typography, and transitions, and does include interactive examples.
A Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 covers the basics of web development and it’s a great starting point whether your plan is to make websites, HTML5 mobile apps or games. Please note that you will need to signup to download this ebook.
HTML Canvas Deep Dive is a hands-on introduction to Canvas from Josh Marinacci. The book has been organized into 2 sections: First, there are the reading portions where it describes how an API works (with interactive examples), and then there are the hands-on lessons that will walk you through the process of building your own canvas apps.
The second edition of HTML5 Canvas gets you going with HTML5 Canvas, teaching you how to draw, render text, manipulate images, and create animation—all in the course of building several interactive web games throughout the book. The free online version includes 53 interactive examples and exercises.
The Pocket Guide to Writing SVG offers a detailed introduction to building SVG online. It has been written for designers and developers that are looking to quickly add SVG to their workflow.
Typography Handbook is a concise, referential guide on best web typographic practices.
JS MythBusters is an optimization handbook from a high level point of view.
jQuery Fundamentals has been designed to get you comfortable working through common problems you’ll come across when using jQuery. Each chapter covers a concept and gives you the chance to try example code related to the concept.
There’s a lot of outdated information on the Web that leads new PHP users astray, propagating bad practices and bad code. This must stop. PHP: The Right Way is an easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP best practices, accepted coding standards, and links to authoritative tutorials around the Web.
In Locking Down WordPress, WordPress pros Rachel Baker, Brad Williams, and John Ford take you through everything you need to know to make sure you have WordPress security is under control.
This free ebook will gradually help you learn what’s necessary to constantly acquire new plugin users, and what to do in order to convert those users into subscribed, paying customers.
In WordPress Meet Responsive Design, Chris Coyier, Ian Stewart and Sara Cannon give you the lowdown on their real world uses and strategies for designing WordPress responsively.
This ebook covers strategies and tips to start packaging and offering WordPress maintenance services to your clients.
In this introduction to WordPress security you will learn some straightforward tips, and best practices for keeping your site safe.
The Pro Git eBook, know in its second edition, covers basics of Git as well as advanced topics such as branching and running distributed Git.
As the name suggests, Git From the Bottom Up teaches you Git from basic to advanced levels. It is available as a PDF file, so you can easily download it and use it as per your convenience.
The Making an Enterprise UX Friendly free eBook give you the tools and templates for making a business case for UX, recruit a strong UX team and build a business-facing UX strategy.
Written by Marcin Treder, UX Design for Start-Ups is a must read for any startup or grown-up company that wishes to keep its startup spirit and conquer the world with stunning UX Design.
The Little Book Of Modern Frontend Tooling is a free, work-in-progress, open-source book that takes you through the application development lifecycle and introduces you to the world of tooling for modern web applications.
The modern web design process is a free ebook to help you learn how a well-defined process translates to high-performing websites.
Study Web Development is a free eBook on how to become a web developer and successful freelancer.
The free and in-depth Mobile Game Design (or, How to Start Your Own Mobile Game Company) ebook talks about the main mechanics for mobile game development, as well as “hidden game mechanics” you can use to stand out in the marketplace.
Building Web Apps with Go is an ebook from Jeremy Saenz that will teach you how to quickly build we applications with the Go programming language.
The Email Marketing Field Guide, from the guys over at MailChimp, covers the basics of HTML email and shares some tips and best practices you’ll need to keep in mind as you develop your own email marketing plan.
Last year the popular ebook Pixel Perfect Precision Handbook was updated and released with over new 40 pages, as well as some updates to existing content.
The Book of Speed by Stoyan Stefanov is a free (public domain), online, open-source, not yet finished, book about web performance.
The 50 Logo Design Tips free eBook has been compiled by Ian Paget and offers insightful tips from some of the most experienced, influential & creative logo designers out there.
A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web aims to teach you the techniques for designing your website using the principles of graphic design. You’ll learn solid graphic design theory that you can simply apply to your designs, making the difference from a good design to a great one.
Pay Me… Or Else! is a short eBook for anyone that has trouble getting paid by clients. It covers tactics and tips that will help you recover your hard earned money and how to avoid similar situations in the future.
Introduction to Good Usability by Peter Pixel.
This usabilty guide sheds some light on some common interface elements and mistakes people often make with them. This is by no means a complete guide or solid set of rules, but it is definitely a good start.
Faster, and More Secure Webfonts By Bram Pitoyo.
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? this ebook takes the top layer off font embedding and shows you how things work, and ultimately how to improve performance and make it more secure.
Taking Your Talent to the Web By Jeffrey Zeldman.
This book was originally written in 2001 for print designers whose clients wanted websites. While browser references and modem speeds may reek of 2001, much of the advice about transitioning to the web still holds true.
The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web.
In order to allay some of the myths surrounding typography on the web, this book has been structured to step through Bringhurst’s working principles, explaining how to accomplish each using techniques available in HTML and CSS.
Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design.
With the Web, people with disabilities can do more things themselves, without having to rely on others. This book helps you improve your websites to remove accessibility barriers and avoid adding new barriers.
Getting Real: The Book By 37signals.
Getting Real is a smaller, faster, better way to build websites. Getting Real delivers better results because it forces you to deal with the actual problems you’re trying to solve instead of your ideas about those problems.
Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines.
The Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines (Guidelines) have been developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration to help web creators to base their decisions on the most current and best available evidence.
Search User Interfaces.
This book outlines the human side of the information seeking process, and focuses on the aspects of this process that can best be supported by the user interface. It describes the methods behind user interface design generally, and search interface design in particular.