We’ve covered a lot of the big picture advice when it comes to how to design a website—things like user-experience (UX) design, content planning, how to work with developers— but a lot of tradition print designers branching into web design are still asking the same questions about the nitty-gritty. What software works best? What document settings should I use? What’s this I hear about the 960 grid system? How will the page stretch? These and countless other questions are all too common for anyone starting in web design.
But have no fear! HOW is offering you a free download from Patrick McNeil’s book The Designer’s Web Handbook called Designing for the Web. In it, the web guru answers all these questions and more. This download is perfect for getting your footing in web design and details the specs of designing for the web (sizes, limitations, etc.) as well as how to begin the actual design process.
So whether you’re out to make your own website or are learning how to build a website for a client, all the basic principles are right here. With more and more of the design world crossing mediums, we want to provide you with the tools you need to keep up. So download Designing for the Web find out how to design a website the right way. From proper form design to working with grids, the tips and tricks for a seamless transition to web design are all here.
Then you can take the next step and learn how to code your designs, it’s not as scary as you might think. Patrick McNeil worked with HOWU to develop an independent study course called Coding for Designers that shows designers how to use HTML and CSS. Gain even more control over your designs by knowing this important part of the development process. And by signing up for our email list and getting the FREE download from Patrick’s book, you’ll also get 15% off this course! Just enter your email below.
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