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Above the Fold: Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  177 ratings  ·  13 reviews
This is a different kind of web design book. "Above the Fold" is not about timely design or technology trends; instead, this book is about the timeless fundamentals of effective communication within the context of web design. It is intended to help you, the reader, understand the considerations that web designers make when developing successful websites.

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Paperback, 261 pages
Published March 11th 2011 by How Books (first published February 1st 2011)
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Nancy Schober
Even if this wasn't jamb packed with content...I'd still want a copy because it's so beautiful
Sep 02, 2014 Kawai rated it 4 of 5 stars
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The examples are gorgeous, the concepts are presented in a straightforward manner, and the book describes exactly what it purports to via the cover copy. It's an overview of the principles of web design and consideration of their effects in different contexts. An excellent introduction to the topic that's been updated to reflect modern websites and web design technology.
This is one of the better books I've read on the topic of Web Design. Don't jump to buy it if you're just starting out, because it won't teach you very much. This (gorgeous) book covers basic concepts of web design and typography and is best used as inspiration. I used it as a companion book to HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites by Jon Duckett. Both books are stunning and one covers concepts while the other teaches basics of the actual languages in an easy-to-understand way.
Jarrett Franklin
Decent read but weak content

the content was lacking and there seemed to be more that could be brought up. otherwise it was a fine read for the absolute beginner.
Dario Ferrando
Way too old school, still a nice read on the 90's webdesign ;)
Lucas Dechow
This book both gives a great introduction as well as explaining the best foundations for building a website.
Though i remember it as a no introduction to coding HTML and CSS (hint: how you code it is a matter of taste), it gives though understanding to the building blocks that is good webdesign.
Jim Nielsen
It's a well written book, just more for entry level practitioners. If you've been doing web design for a whole, there's not really anything new here. Otherwise, it would be a good entry level book to the field (at least it was when it was written/when I read it).
Really well put together- not a book jam filled with information but it does offer you a great snapshots of several designs out there right now- great to skim through for inspiration.
Probably one of the best books I have read to-date about the ever evolving world of web design. If you're in the industry, this deserves a place on your bookshelf.
Nick Escobar
A really great introduction to the elements and aspects of web design. There are more than a few good tips in this book as well as a myriad of great examples.
Excellent book for web designers, project managers and experienced programmers.
Michael J.

Great sites. Solid refresher.
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