Web design is very different from graphic design, probably everybody knows that. But the real question is what makes them so different, and how graphic designers could start doing some web design projects. A good answer to that is the web design book A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web from Mark Boulton a designer from the UK.

Preview of the book A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web

What is the book about?

A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web aims to teach you techniques for designing your website using the principles of graphic design. Featuring five sections, each covering a core aspect of graphic design: Getting Started, Research, Typography, Colour, and Layout. Learn solid graphic design theory that you can simply apply to your designs, making the difference from a good design to a great one.

Who should read this book?

Anyone who fancies a great read! No, seriously, if you're a designer, developer, or content producer, reading A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web will enrich your website design and plug the holes in your design knowledge.

About the Author

Mark Boulton is a designer from the UK. He’s worked exclusively in web design for over ten years, but has a background in traditional graphic and typographic design. Drawing on this traditional background, Mark is able to bridge the gap between graphic design and the modern web design. Mark runs his own web design studio, Mark Boulton Design, who specialise in designing simple, beautiful things for the modern web. He also co-wrote Web Standards Creativity published by Friends of Ed, and he writes a popular blog, mostly about design.

Giveaway

We have 2 copies to give away. To win it is really simple, just leave a comment telling us what's the biggest difference between Graphic and Web Design.

Preview of the Book

Preview of the book A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web

Preview of the book A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web

Preview of the book A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web

About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.