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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Book Review: The Web Designers Roadmap by Giovanni DiFeterici; O’Reilly Media

The Web Designer's Roadmap is a full-color book about the creative process and the underlying principles that govern that process.

While other books cover the nuts 'n' bolts of how to design the elements that make up websites, this book outlines how effective designers go about their work, illustrating the complete creative process from start to finish.

As well as how-to content, the book draws on interviews with a host of well-known design gurus, including Shaun Inman, Daniel Burka, Meagan Fisher, Donald Norman and Dan Rubin.

A non-academic book, this is a fun and easy read packed with practical information.


My Review*

The Web Designers Roadmap is a book about the creative process behind web design. One of the most challenging problems with design is knowing where to start, where to get ideas, and how to turn the ideas into actual web design whether it’s a website, app, or blog design.

This book focuses more on the actual structure of the design process. It doesn’t really let us jump into the HTML/CSS code and learn HOW to design. The book focuses on thought process and the different ideas and structure of beauty.

The book is written from the perspective of a designer who works inside a studio. So, it’s different from myself because I work alone and from home, but the information was interesting. I learned some interesting facts and ideas, so the book is for anybody- whether you’re already a designer or an aspiring one.

I’d say the book was good information for a designer and easy to follow. It wasn’t what I was expecting though. I thought there’d be some design elements thrown in, I love to see how to code different things, so it was a bummer it’s only design related and doesn’t HTML/CSS.

If you’re looking for inspiration or want to learn the history of design, this book is definitely for you!

About the Author

Giovanni has a BA in studio art and is currently completing a degree in graphic design. He is an accomplished illustrator and designer. He’s the go to guy when it comes to developing creative solutions to complex visual problems.

Get the Book: The Web Designer's Roadmap 

Print- $39.95     Ebook-$29.00

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