My suggested reading list for all web designers for this holiday season
By Niklaus Gerber – 21 November 2012
It's that time of the year again. Besides enjoying your time off work over Christmas and celebrating with your family you surely have time to read a couple of good books. Here are my suggestions.
A Practical Guide to Designing the Invisible by Robert Mills. It will change the way you tackle your next web design project. You will have a hard time putting it down. Go get it!
A Practical Guide to Information Architecture by Donna Spencer. Good information architecture is hard to master. This book is like a super fast crash course. You will learn a lot in no time and Donna Spencer is a hell of a writer. Go get it!
A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web by Mark Boulton. I think if Mark Boulton takes time to write anything, it will be worth your time. It covers pretty much anything you need to know to design something beautiful for the web. Highly recommended. Go get it!
Guidelines for Online Success by Rob Ford and Julius Wiedemann. Sometimes I would love to rub the content of this book into some clients faces. The featured projects are very inspiring and the Dos and Don'ts will help you to build better websites. The web designers picture book. Go get it!
The Smashing Anthology If you don't own them yet, they just might be the perfect Christmas gift for you. The books feature best practices and innovative design techniques for designers and Web developers. They cover both basics and sophisticated tips and advice from experts of the industry. Go get it!
The elements for content strategy by Erin Kissane. If I only had this book some years ago. A good content strategy will define anything you do for the web. Read it, reread it and read it once more. A must if you are designing for the web professionally. Go get it!
Responsive web design by Ethan Marcotte. Responsive web design is still the latest thing. Doing it well is not easy but with this book you will have a head start. It will cover to most important things you need to know about grids, flexible content and media queries. A fantastic read. Go get it!
Mobile first by Luke Wroblewski. Rock solid knowledge from the former Yahoo! design architect Luke Wroblewski. It is the complete strategic guide to mobile web design. Go get it!
Having any suggestions for some good reads for me? Please comment and let me know! Very much appreciated.