Five Simple Steps

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Back in business

Posted on May 07, '14 by Craig Lockwood.

A month ago many of you may have read that Five Simple Steps was closing its doors. Like you, we felt sad to lose such an amazing resource and to never have the chance to read the unpublished works that were in the pipeline. So, instead of being s...

Happy fifth birthday to us!

Posted on March 03, '14 by Jo Brewer.

Five years ago we launched the digital edition of Mark Boulton’s A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web and with that Five Simple Steps was born. Since then we’ve racked up another 23 (23!) books, as well as five video workshops, with plenty m...

The Pocket Guide Collection Two paperback edition is here!

Posted on February 18, '14 by Jo Brewer.

Thanks to support from Typekit, we’re really pleased to bring you our second paperback Pocket Guide collection. Collection Two contains Andy Croll’s HTML Email, Andrew Travers’ Interviewing for Research, James Chudley’s Usability of Web Photos an...

Pocket Guide Collection Two paperbacks on sale 18 February

Posted on February 14, '14 by Jo Brewer.

It’s nearly launch time again! With help from the wonderful people at Typekit, on Tuesday 18 February we’ll be bringing you the second paperback Pocket Guide collection. As well as four brilliant books that look (and smell) beautiful, Collection ...

New Pocket Guide ebooks to round off the year

Posted on December 18, '13 by Jo Brewer.

It’s been a busy old year. Back in January we were getting ready to launch our new Pocket Guide ebook series. Now, as the end of the year approaches, it’s almost hard to believe we have sixteen Pocket Guides under our belts. To round off 2013 we’v...

Pocket Guides now available for bookshelves everywhere

Posted on December 03, '13 by Emma Boulton.

From today, you too can be the happy owner of your very own bundle of paperback Collection One Pocket Guides for just £19. With help from the generous people at Typekit and Gridset, we've printed Collections One and Two, and bundled them with bran...

Printed Pocket Guides

Posted on November 19, '13 by Emma Boulton.

When we launched the Pocket Guide ebook series we had only an inkling of how popular it would be. Since then, our customers have asked over and over again for printed versions. Now, with the help of the wonderful people at Typekit, MailChimp and G...

Bonfire night ebooks

Posted on November 05, '13 by Emma Boulton.

Our latest Pocket Guide ebooks are now available to buy – and you’re in for a treat! As it's Bonfire night here in the UK, we thought we’d launch Collection 4 with a bang! From today, you can buy and download Front-end Style Guides by Anna Debenha...

New Pocket Guide titles!

Posted on October 30, '13 by Jo Brewer.

We promised at the start of this month that we’d bring you more information soon, so today we’re really happy to reveal the authors and titles that will make up Pocket Guide Collection Four. We think we’ve got another great mix of topics and we ho...

Limited edition bundles - get them before they go!

Posted on October 01, '13 by Jo Brewer.

Things may have been quiet on our blog for the past couple of months, but behind the scenes we’ve been squirrelled away in the studio, planning lots of new things for the end of this year and beyond. And boy, have we got some good stuff lined up! ...