9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely superb, a must read for anyone creating websites!,
This review is from: The Principles of Beautiful Web Design (Paperback)
I have an ever growing library of books on css, html, (web)design and web development but this is definitely one of my favourites, both for its excellent content and for Beaird's warm, friendly tone. I remember having plenty of "light bulb moments" on the first read and get something more out of it each time I dip in (which is freqently).
The first section on layout and composition is superb and has already helped me improve existing designs (and quickened the process of getting them from paper to screen).
As for the section on colour, hands up those of you who skip the boring techy bit about rgb and cmyk? Me too. But not any more.
Of all the web design books on my shelf, this is the one I'd reach for first if the house were collapsing (assuming family, dog and computer were safely out of danger of course!)
p.s. I can't agree with the earlier review by "sharp" (the only lukewarm review I've ever seen for this book) - take a look around the internet, there are far too many "real web designers" that would benefit greatly from reading this book and applying some of the advice!