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The Pocket Guide series

Pocket Guides are concise ebooks, focusing on specific and timely aspects of web design and development, each written by experts in the industry – and all for the price of your favourite coffee.

Short, smart and quick to download, they’re the perfect way to fit a little burst of knowledge into your process, whether that’s picking up a new skill, learning a new technique or familiarising yourself with the latest developments. Each book will be available to download in PDF, ePub and mobi formats to suit all screen sizes, making them easy to pick up and read wherever you are.

All our authors are handpicked for their knowledge and experience, so you can be confident that what you read will be useful, practical and applicable to web design right now.

The Craft of Words

by The Standardistas

In The Craft of Words, the @standardistas will examine words in design and how writing shapes users’ experiences.

Psychology for Designers

by Joe Leech

In Psychology for Designers @mrjoe will show how understanding psychological research can enhance your design work.

Combining Typefaces

by Tim Brown

Combining Typefaces by @timbrown will help develop your skills and intuition when making typographical decisions.

Interviewing for Research

by Andrew Travers

Interviewing for Research by @byekick will help you to improve your interviews and turn them into a more effective design tool.

HTML Email

by Andy Croll

In HTML Email @andycroll will show how to design and build responsive email your customers and clients will love to receive.

Usability of Web Photos

by James Chudley

Usability of Web Photos by @chudders explains how important effective photos are when designing great user experiences.