You can never stop learning if you want to become the best web designer ever. Reason: The internet landscape changes very fast, especially at this age and time. You can expect the internet ecosystem to continue growing in leaps and bounds in the near future. As such, you have to stay ahead of the curve at all times. And these ten (10) absolutely free ebooks will show you the way. Let’s begin with one a number of people have read.
Web Designer’s Success Guide
If you’re looking to start a profitable freelance web design business, you need a definitive guide that will show the ropes. Written by Kevin Arigid, a well-known and reputable web designer, Web Designer’s Success Guide is the resource you want by your side as you grow your web design business.
Put together by 37Signals – a leading agency – Getting Real is exactly what you need to start creating web applications. You can read the book in its entirety online or subscribe to get a free PDF version.
Web Design Book Of Trends, 2013 – 2014
At the beginning of this post, we said you must keep learning as a web designer. Similarly, you must stay on top of current web design trends if you’re to remain relevant in this filed. Web Design Book of Trends will reveal over ten (10) web design trends in a series of 165 visually appealing samples.
How To Be Creative
Every web designer goes through a creative dry spell – when, no matter what you do or drink, the creative juice just isn’t there. If you’re going through such a phase, Hugh MacLeod offers you over twenty-five (25) tips for being truly creative.
Design Your Imagination
It’s difficult coming across a comprehensive resource suitable for beginner and advanced web designers alike. This 28-chapter ebook features amazing examples that will help you to hone your creativity.
Designing For The Web
I so wish they had a free PDF version of this ebook, so you can read it wherever on your ereader. You can read the entire ebook on Mark Bouton’s website but you must pay to download the PDF version. All the same, Designing for the Web “…aims to teach you techniques for designing your website using the principles of graphic design.”
Time Management For Creative People
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. – Carl Sandburg
To be productive, you must learn the fine art of managing the time on your hands. Time Management for Creative People offers you 32 pages of great time management principles.
No single web designer should have a hard time selling ideas to prospects. Why Design? explains the role of web design in business, so you don’t have to struggle explaining the value of your services to your clients.
Learning Web Design
If you’re looking to learn the art of web design in an easy and relaxed manner, you want to check out Learning Web design by Jennifer Niederst Robbins.
HTML5 Quick Learning Guide
Web design is a great career choice that can help you to build a lifestyle business (be your own boss) easily. The benefits are unlimited especially if you keep up to date with the latest web technologies such as HTML5. HTML5 Quick Learning Guide will teach everything you need to learn about HTML5.
Which ebooks would you recommend to fellow web designers? We just outlined ten (10) of the best web design ebooks but we haven’t forgotten there are millions of other great books out there. Drop us a line in the comments about your favorite web design ebook; you never know who you might help 🙂 Otherwise, read a lot and stay ahead of that curve we mentioned earlier.