These first eight books are all available as downloadable PDFs that you can read on your computer or mobile device.
Web Designers’ Success Guide
This book, while older and so has some technical details wrong, still have a lot to offer to freelance designers.
Design Your Imagination
This book has 28 chapters that are an excellent resource for web designers who are new to web design.
HTML5 Quick Learning Guide
This is a nice short guide to HTML5 so that you can get started quickly.
Introduction to Good Usability
Usability is something that many designers forget but this 20-page ebook can help you understand it better.
The Design Funnel: A Manifesto for Meaningful Design
This manifesto by Stephen Hay helps you be creative with your work and designs and get clear assistance for those designs from your clients.
How to Be Creative
I love the fact that the first suggestion in this ebook is to “ignore everybody.” So don't forget to ignore me and this ebook. But that said, this book is great inspiration for anyone in a creative field, be it basket making or web design.
Taking Your Talent to the Web
This is an older book (originally published in 2001) but it still gives good advice for how to move from print to web design and how you can get started as a web designer.
Time Management for Creative People
This ebook gives you a lot of great suggestions for finding time to be creative and guarding that time aggressively.
Four Web Design Books Online
As well as downloadable ebooks, there are four great ebooks that are online.
- Designing for the Web
- The Elements of Typographic Style
- Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design
- Web Style Guide
Plus Two Paperbacks Available in a Giveaway
There is another giveaway happening at HTML5 in 24 Hours. This week there are two books about Dreamweaver and Muse available in a giveaway. Plus, you can read chapters on getting started with Dreamweaver or graphic styles and effects in Muse to get yourself started with these books.