Hello Web Design book

Get more comfortable with design

Programmers, developers, marketers, and non-designers — want to become a better designer? This short book has everything you need. Launching November 7th, 2017.

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Learn design fundamentals and shortcuts to make you a better designer

Beginner design books assume you want to become an expert designer. What if you want to learn just enough to complement your existing work? Hello Web Design will teach you the basics about design (no history!) and give you shortcuts so you can immediately become a better designer.

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This may have been my favorite talk of the convention. What I loved most was that Tracy didn't waste time talking about meaningless theory. She told me exactly why my website was shite to look at, and even more importantly, how to fix it.

— Mark Knapik at PHP[Tek] in May 2017

What you'll learn

Walkthrough the stages of design

Learn the steps of designing to help you go from idea, to blank paper, to prototypes, to launched project.

Shortcuts on choosing colors

Forget choosing colors randomly on a color wheel   find out the best shortcuts to get you a great color palette fast.

The basics of fonts

Learn the differences between fonts, basic typography, and where to find (and narrow down) great typefaces.

Demystifying white space

You know it's important, but how to use it? We'll go through where white space can help your design the most.

Where to find images and icons

Great imagery can make a design. Learn some easy tips on how to use imagery and great resources on where to find it.

The importance of user experience

Design isn't how it looks   it's how it works. Learn how your visual design ties into the user-experience.

Table of Contents

Five chapters, two mega sections, 170 pages, over a hundred examples and shortcuts.

Packages available

Videos + eBooks

The eBooks plus 15+ videos walking you through the theory and process parts of the book, plus extra "design critique" videos to help you train your design intuition. Add the paperback book for $10 more.

Paperback + eBooks

Learn better with a physical book? I got you! This package contains the eBook (in all three formats) plus the paperback book. Shipping extra.

The eBooks

Hello Web Design in digital format, lovingly designed by Tracy herself. A brief book jam-packed with information. Comes in PDF, .mobi, and .ePub formals.

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