The New Year is a great time to pick up some new skills. If you want to up your web design game in 2018, you’ll want to check out our extensive eBook library. As part of a combined Tuts+ and Envato Elements subscription, you now get to read unlimited eBooks from top publishers A Book Apart, Smashing Magazine, and Packt Publishing.
The Latest eBooks From A Book Apart
In the last couple of months, we’ve added four fantastic new titles from A Book Apart, covering accessibility, webfonts, animation, and the new CSS Grid Layout. Read on to find out more about them.
CSS Grid Layout will transform the way you design and develop for the web—and in this book, Rachel Andrew gets you fully up to speed with this exciting development.
Learn to use Grid Layout within a system that includes existing methods to perform the tasks they were designed for—and take advantage of this pivotal moment in the evolution of layout.
CodePen founder Chris Coyier says: “What’s the most important thing happening in web design right now? This. Powerful layout has arrived on the web. Learn it from Rachel, who has spent more time with it than anyone else.”
It’s 2018. If you’re still not designing your sites to be accessible to everyone, you really need to read this book. In it, you’ll get to understand disability and impairment challenges; get a handle on important laws and guidelines; and learn how to plan for, evaluate, and test accessible design.
Leverage tools and techniques like clear copywriting, well-structured IA, meaningful HTML, and thoughtful design, to create a solid set of best practices. Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned pro, get sure footing on the path to designing with accessibility.
Animation isn’t merely decorative—it’s an invaluable tool for creating a better web. Start with science: by understanding the human visual processing system, you can design delightful animation that works to ease cognitive load.
Rachel Nabors guides you through the anatomy of web animations, patterns, and communication decisions across teams. This book will prepare you to identify and prioritize opportunities to integrate animation into design systems for building better experiences.
There’s more to choosing a webfont than aesthetics—rendering, language support, hosting, and licensing are equally crucial to communicating your message. Think of webfonts as progressive enhancement, and learn how to harness CSS and browser features to improve performance.
From selection to optimization, Bram Stein’s primer shows you how webfonts can make the web a more visually diverse, efficient, and readable environment.
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