A Book Apart - HTML5 Resource of the Day

Brent Schooley / Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Although I have written a lot recently about video training (since I know it works for me), I do acknowledge that there are plenty of people for which books are the best way to learn. Thankfully, there tons of great books available for people designing or learning to design websites. Today’s resource takes a look at one of the best set of books for web design, A Book Apart.

A Book Apart - Brief books for people who make websites

A Book Apart, brought to you by Happy Cog, claims to offer “brief books for people who make websites”. Given that a few of their most popular books are no longer than 120 pages, I’d have to agree with the “brief” part. As for the rest of the statement, the content offered in the books ranges from designing for mobile first to content strategy. The books are written by respected experts such as Luke Wroblewski and Dan Cederholm. The books can be purchased individually, as bundles of two, or as the complete library. Currently there are eight books but two more are on the way soon.

A Book Apart Library


There are some amazing books available at A Book Apart. I have personally read and can recommend Mobile First, HTML5 for Web Designers, CSS3 for Web Designers, and I’m in the process of reading Responsive Web Design. The content is well written and current. The short format provides you just the right amount of information to learn the topic.


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