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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.
Raised over $22,000 on Kickstarter from over 700 backers.
Learn the steps of designing to help you go from idea, to blank paper, to prototypes, to launched project.
Forget choosing colors randomly on a color wheel — find out the best shortcuts to get you a great color palette fast.
Learn the differences between fonts, basic typography, and where to find (and narrow down) great typefaces.
You know it's important, but how to use it? We'll go through where white space can help your design the most.
Great imagery can make a design. Learn some easy tips on how to use imagery and great resources on where to find it.
Design isn't how it looks it's how it works. Learn how your visual design ties into the user-experience.
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
Took my sweet time but I finally finished #HelloWebDesign.— Froilán 🇵🇷 @ Playing with Twitch (@skfroi) June 17, 2018
Sooooo good! 100% worth it. Buy one if like me your in backend land and want a great intro https://t.co/WlUaEItkP5
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Finished reading Hello Web Design by @tracymakes a few days ago. I already learned a ton thanks to this book. Easy to read but very instructive, I highly recommend!— Quentin (@quentindty) March 8, 2018
Just got my hard copy of @tracymakes's book Hello Web Design (already was a few chapters into the PDF), which expands on the stuff in this talk but in book form. I recommend it. https://t.co/TKrHnmHdFO— dustin king 👽 (@cathodion) November 16, 2017
Gave @tracymakes's Hello Web Design book to a client as I wrapped up walking them through the report on recent usability testing. They still want design help, but the more we can do to make our clients informed and independent, the better.— мαттнєω σℓιρнαηт (@matto) April 24, 2018
Five chapters, two mega sections, 170 pages, over a hundred examples and shortcuts.