10 Free Must Read eBooks for Designers

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These are all free ebooks which every designers should read in order to enhance his/her designing skills as well as business skills.

Books have been the tried and tested method for learning since eternity. Since we are designers, we are only interested in books relevant to designing.

In today’s post, you will see some of the best free ebooks available on internet today. Of course, all these books are related to designers, so it is advised that you study all of them.

If you’d like a post about must-buy-books, please comment and I’ll get working on that.

Adobe Photoshop Crash Course

Download: PDF download from page.

This is the best ebook in the history of the world! Why? Because we made it. 😛
This book is designed for the beginning Photoshoppers, whether they wanna be graphic designers or web designers. The book has completely practical approach, no theories, only the methods to use the tools.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Crash Course

Designing for the Web

Download: Read online (free) or buy PDF

A practical guide to designing for websites. This book aims to teach you techniques for designing on web using principles of graphic design. Features five sections: Getting Started, Research, Typography, Colour, and Layout.

free ebook for web designers.

The Woork Handbook

Download: PDF

The Woork Handbook is a free eBook about CSS, HTML, Ajax, web programming, Mootools, Scriptaculous and other topics about web design… directly from Woork!

A quick reference guide for designers.

Time Management for Creative People

Download: PDF

Copyblogger said this about the book: A really well done 32-page download that provides practical time management and productivity tips tailored specifically for those performing creative work.

time management ebook for designers and other creative people.

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

Downloads: online edition only.

Sometimes, web designers forget to pay attention in the typographic parts, particularly in body copy. In years gone by this could’ve been put down to the technology, but now the web has caught up with it. The advent of much improved browsers, text rendering and high resolution monitor screens, combine to negate technology as the excuse.

a Web design guide.

Getting Real

Downloads: You can get PDF copy by joining their newsletter. Online addition can be read here

The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web applicationÛ” Getting Real is about skipping all the stuff that represents real (charts, graphs, boxes, arrows, schematics, wireframes, etc.) and actually building the real thing.

A practical approach ebook for designers and developers.

Taking Your Talent to the Web

Downloads: PDF

5 Star ranked on Amazon.com since the day it was published. Originally written in 2001, this eBook focuses on print designers whose clients want websites, print art directors who would want to move into full–time web design and newbie web designers to to turn pro. Even the gurus can learn a lot from here.
You might feel that it is an outdated book (due to modem speed references) but the design techniques stay the same so it is a very useful book.

Talent to the Web

Free Web Design E-book

Downloads: You get PDF copy on free signup (simple process but you’ll have to share your email ID)

One stop ebook resource for web design novices. Primarily written for website design wannabes, this book will also benefit experienced web designers.

Beginners guide to web design.

A Concise Guide to Archiving for Designers

Downloads: Available through scribed.

Archiving is one of the things designers have no idea to do. This ebook comprises only 13 pages which you should read.

A designers guide to archiving and sorting out data.

The Design Funnel: A Manifesto for Meaningful Design

Downloads: PDF

Would you like a process which would help translate the often vague, unclear wishes of your clients (and yourself, for that matter) into a clear and solid basis for your design? This manifesto will show you how.

a guide for streamlining your ideas.

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Comments
  1. nitoy March 12, 2013 at 7:57 am

    wow thank you

    1. Tayyab March 12, 2013 at 10:54 am

      you’re welcome Nitoy 🙂

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