15 Free eBooks for Web Designers & Developers

An eBook is an electronic book, one you read digitally on your computer, laptop screen or on devices called ebook readers. You will find them in various formats and until the industry has a standard accessible in all devices these various formats will exist.PDF format is a popular format for ebooks. All platforms are able to gain access and read PDF formatting.

Website Design is a very important part of Graphic Design. The designing community always requires useful resources and new techniques to bring innovation in their designs. Web designing or web development is a costly subject to learn. The regular printed books on this subject are really expensive On the other hand eBooks are less expensive than any printed books since they do not include the cost of the printing.

In this article, we are listing 15 Ebook for web designers to open a new world of opportunities for them.

Adaptive Web Design By Aaron Gustafson (HTML)

Adaptive Web Design delves into the origins of progressive enhancement, its philosophy, and mechanisms, and reveals the countless practical ways that you can apply progressive enhancement principles using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


Magic of CSS By Adam Schwartz (HTML)

Written by Adam Schwartz, the Magic of CSS is an ebook that will introduce you to some of the trickiest aspects of CSS. It includes chapters on the box model, layout, tables, color, typography, and transitions, and does include interactive examples.


Pocket Guide to Writing SVG

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a language for describing two-dimensional graphics in XML. These graphics can consist of paths, images, and/or text that are able to be scaled and resized without losing image quality. Inline SVG refers to the embedded code written to generate these graphics in the browser.


A Guide to HTML5 & CSS3 By Ashley Menhennett

The  Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 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. Please note that you will need to signup to download this ebook.


HTML Canvas Deep Dive By Josh Marinacci (HTML)

HTML Canvas Deep Dive is a hands-on introduction to Canvas from Josh Marinacci. The book has been organized into 2 sections: First, there are the reading portions where it describes how an API works (with interactive examples), and then there are the hands-on lessons that will walk you through the process of building your own canvas apps.


Speaking JavaScript By Dr. Axel Rauschmayer (HTML, PDF & ePub)

The Speaking JavaScript ebook teaches beginners just enough JS to help them be productive straight away, and for seasoned JavaScript programmers, there’s a detailed reference guide that covers each JS feature in-depth.


Learning JavaScript Design Patterns By Addy Osmani

Written by Addy Osmani, Learning JavaScript Design Patterns will show you how to write beautiful, structured, and maintainable JavaScript by applying classical and modern design patterns to the language. If you want to keep your code efficient, more manageable, and up-to-date with the latest best practices, this book is for you.


PHP: The Right Way By Josh Lockhart

There’s a lot of outdated information on the Web that leads new PHP users astray, propagating bad practices and bad code. This must stop. PHP: The Right Way is an easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP best practices, accepted coding standards, and links to authoritative tutorials around the Web.


Locking Down WordPress By Rachel Baker, Brad Williams & John Ford

In Locking Down WordPress, WordPress pros Rachel Baker, Brad Williams, and John Ford take you through everything you need to know to make sure you have WordPress security is under control.


The WordPress Plugin Business Book

This free ebook will gradually help you learn what’s necessary to constantly acquire new plugin users, and what to do in order to convert those users into subscribed, paying customers.


Pro Git 2nd Edition By Scott Chacon and Ben Straub (HTML, PDF, ePub & Mobi)

The Pro Git eBook, know in its second edition, covers the basics of Git as well as advanced topics such as branching and running distributed Git.


Git From The Bottom Up by John Wiegley

As the name suggests, Git From the Bottom Up teaches you Git from basic to advanced levels. It is available as a PDF file, so you can easily download it and use it as per your convenience.


The Guide to Mockups (PDF)

The Guide to Mockups by UXPin includes 72 pages of visual examples, explorations of fidelity, and best practices. You’ll also learn the differences between mockups, prototypes, and wireframes so you get a more practical understanding of where each fits into the design process.


The Modern Web Design Process

The modern web design process is a free ebook to help you learn how a well-defined process translates to high-performing websites.

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