Must read books for Web Desingers/Front End Developers in 2011

A book list for Web Designers and Front End Developers, one must read to keep your knowledge aligned with current standard of emerging web technology.

 

What is your preffered reading method? Reading on screen or reading printed books? I often choose printed books to read. Laying down on ground somewhere in park (or you may choose bed) and turning pages over, reading, makes more enjoyable (than just makign eyes bigger with tears looking at screen) – only possible if you choose to read printed books.

Web industry is such a emerging field where last things goes (usually, not always) too obsolete and if you dont keep yourself upto date with current standards, it shows there is a high possibility that your competitor will left you behind and steal more clients.

So, what takes it to be updated, well said staying upto date with current web standards and new technologies?
In order to answer question above and help you to do so, I have listed a essential books, reading upon, you ll gain good and aligned knowledge with current web trends.

List goes :

Smashing Book #2

By: Smashing Magazine

Smashing Book 2

Hardboiled Web Design

By: Andy Clark

hardboiled-web-design

HTML5 & CSS3

By: SitePoint

Getting Good with JavaScript

By: Andrew Burgess

Responsive Web Design

By: ETHAN MARCOTTE

Responsive Web Design

Rockstar WordPress Designer 2

By: Rohan Mehta

WordPress Designer 2

Magento Theme Designer

By: Richard Carter

Magento1.4 Theme Design

Distinctive Design

By: Alexander Dawson

Distinctive Design

Introducing HTML5

By: Bruce Lawson, Remy Sharp

Introducing HTML5

Other recommendations:

Enjoy reading, Happy reading !!!

Simple Contact Form (Free PSD Template)

A form on the website made to contact the site owner, much simple short it is, the better. More users are likely to leave the form in between if its longer and asks users to fill out 10s, 15s fields.
Here is Simple Contact Form, actually its a Free PSD Contact Form PSD for you, can help you get more interaction with you site visitors.

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Rating Stars PSD + PNG

Rating Stars, comes in use time to time when conducting user reviews. You might find a lot Rating Stars, so again I say I made something that mathches your theme.

Rating Stars PSD + PNG

I have created rating stars in three color, respectively Gold, Blue and Red Rating stars. Download file contains all stars in PSD file, also exported in PNG Sprite seperatedly. Makign it easy to help you find something that matches you theme.

Happy reviewing.

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Dark HTML CSS Template – Mega ICT Expo 2012 : Friday Freebie

Dark HTML CSS Template Preview

Time is to release our ‘Friday Freebie’ and we have HTML CSS Template for this week. I made this template for my college work, its about 6 months ago. I think, this template may be helpful to you, so here I come to give on today’s Friday Freebie.

HTML Demo.

Template contains a lot HTML pages, in which you might find some similar pages to each other also. This template usage <table> mark up and normal JavaScript functions.

Why <TABLE>s?

If you’re questioning me ‘Why <table>’s, my answer will be:
My college’s guidelines to develop a site:

  1. Do not use DOCTYPE
  2. Use Plain HTML, less DIV elements as much as possible
  3. Use custom JavaScript functions, instead of plugins and libraries.

Custom JavaScript Modal Window

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Though since I came to give this HTML/CSS Template for free, I have placed Doctype on all pages. Some visuals are enhanced by CSS3 also.

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