The books on my shelf, in wonderful CSS3. Learn more about how this was made on the CSS3 Bookshelf blog post. This is compatible with Safari 4 (OS X 10.6 and iPhone/iPad), Opera 10.5+, IE10+ Firefox 5+ and Chrome 4+. IE9 works but without animations
- CSS Mastery
- CSS Mastery by Andy Budd, Cameron Moll and Simon Collison. This was the book that taught me about CSS and I owe most of my career to it. Recently updated with a second edition covering CSS3 techniques, like the ones you see here! Visit the CSS Mastery web site
- Beautiful Web Design
- Beautiful Web Design by Jason Beaird. This book teaches you a wide range of topics on how to make great web sites, covering layout styles, ratios and colour theory. Beautiful Web Design on SitePoint.
- Don't Make Me Think
- Steve Krug's usability handbook is great to have around. Designed to be readable on a flight, this book teaches you the importance of usability and how to do the basics of UX design and user testing. Steve Krug's web site.
- Photoshop CS3 for Photographers
- Photoshop is the design tool of choice for many web-related design tasks. This book teaches you everything you need to know from a photographer's perspective. Publisher's web site
- Beginning PHP5, Apache, and MySQL Web Development
- Believe it or not, I learned how to code PHP and MySQL with this book. Taking you through the basics of a dynamic web site, this book teaches you everything in one place. APress web site
- Web Standards Creativity
- Web Standards Creativity is the follow-on book from CSS Mastery, taking the learnings and applying them through case studies by leading web developers. Friends of Ed website
- Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain
- Before I read this book, I drew like a child. Now, I draw just that little bit better! For those people who love design but don't know how to do it themselves, this is the book for you. Publisher's web site
- 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
- Great short reading book with essential bits of information about design and expressing that design.