Five Simple Steps

The Pocket Guide series: Collection 1

A collection of our first four Pocket Guide titles, available in both paperback and digital formats.

*Please note, we charge VAT on all ebooks sold to UK customers.

Collection one contains:

Creating Symbol Fonts by Brian Suda

A new way of creating symbols, glyphs and icons on the web is emerging. The beautifully vectorised images you’re starting to see embedded in sites are called symbol fonts, and they’re smaller, faster, more manageable and smoother than any CSS sprite you might create. Symbol fonts will change the way front-end developers think and code sites. Are you ready?

CSS3 Layout Modules by Rachel Andrew

In this little book Rachel covers some of the exciting modules that are part of the CSS3 specification. They promise a future where we can lay out elements to a grid and easily achieve the ambitions of equal height columns or spreading content evenly across a page.

The Craft of Words - Part One: Macrocopy by The Standardistas

In this book The Standardistas demonstrate how a respect for the craft of words can lead to better and more engaging user experiences and add an often overlooked, but important element, to your design toolbox.

Psychology for Designers by Joe Leech

One way to judge design is how it makes you feel: emotion is key. In this book, Joe Leech will show you how psychological theory can be applied to design. It won’t demand you read every single research study. In fact, it contains very little in the way of theory. What it will show you are the benefits of taking a psychological approach, as well as how to find and apply relevant ideas, and advocate your design decisions based on sound psychological reasoning, making your designs - and the way you talk about them - better.

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The paperback edition of this collection comes with exclusive sketch guides created by Gridset, and a free download of the digital editions.

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