In this day and age, everything is digital. As a result, everything must move ahead to keep up with the times, including books.
The digital form of books are known as eBooks, and there are eBooks about everything! The good thing about eBooks is that with your tablet, e-reader or smartphone, you can carry a library sized amount of books compared to the physical books; as well as saving paper, ink, and the possibility of your books becoming damaged.
So let’s say you are studying to be either a graphic designer or web designer, there are eBooks for you. There are many graphic designer eBooks and web designer eBooks to help you independently research and study at your own will.
This digital era has made it easier for anyone to learn whatever the person desires and helps gain exposure and can even help you with freelance work. But don’t eBooks cost? Yes, most eBooks cost, but every once in awhile, there are some really amazing eBooks that are free, and are just as good, if not the same level of quality, as the priced eBooks.
Now one question you may be asking is where do i start? Well here is a list of free design eBooks that will help you get started on you journey into becoming the designer that’s ready to be unleashed from within.
General eBooks for designers
“User experience” is such a nebulous term. The UX container can hold almost any discipline: research, design, development, even customer support. So how do you put together an effective team when the profiles of the members are so vastly different?
After my 15 minutes in the spotlight, I was fortunate enough to speak with a handful of experienced and successful founders. I’ve condensed what I learned down to a few important points I haven’t seen mentioned elsewhere. This knowledge is nothing new for experienced entrepreneurs, but those of us just getting started don’t see this kind of advice often enough.
Are you a professional designer? Would you like a process to create more consistently creative work which distinguishes itself from the work of your peers?
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? This manifesto will show you how.
So you want to be more creative in art, in business, whatever. Here are some tips that have worked for me over the years.
Writing my own poetry and books, and coaching hundreds of creative professionals over the years 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.
Adobe has made available an excellent resource that’s now updated for CS6 (and CC) – a free printing handbook in the form of a 149-page downloadable e-book: The Adobe Creative Suite 6 Printing Guide.
Learn unusual tips to nurture your creative well-being, and foster internal inspiration.
Introduction to Good Usability
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 decided to put a few of them together, add some more and bundle it as an eBook. So without much further ado, I present: Introduction to Good Usability.
The book 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.
While this “Pocket Guide” is intended for those that already know a thing or two about HTML and CSS, there are a few additional things that will be helpful to know before diving into SVG code in your favorite browser, such as: the information needed within the SVG fragment for proper rendering, how to make your graphics as accessible as possible, and knowing how and when to use vector graphic software.
In the past two years, since the release of this book, usage of the HTML5 Canvas has grown by leaps and bounds. The original edition of this book was one of the first publications dedicated to the Canvas. While we were proud to get out of the gate fast, it also meant that we had to do a lot of research and exploration of our own.
Designing for the web is different than designing for any other medium. The breadth of skills required is sometimes daunting. The depth of experience required, seemingly unobtainable. Yet, the medium attracts designers from all spheres of design practice: from engineering and architecture, to product and graphic design.
this is a bold claim, but i stand behind it: if you learn and follow these five typography rules, you will be a better typographer than 95% of professional writers and 70% of professional designers. (The rest of this book will raise you to the 99th percentile in both categories.)
We take for granted what a logo really does for a company. Typically we see them stamped on products, hidden in the top left hand corner of a website or printed on marketing collateral just because.
Yet, a great logo can tell the story of a brand, be the best advertising money can buy and and continually build trust for a business. The power of logo design is something that shouldn’t be ignored.