24 Recent Web Design Books Worth Reading

Web designers are always busy with day-to-day activities, and this is especially the case for freelancers. The lifestyle is grueling and often requires hours and hours of dedicated focus. But if you do not continue to expand your knowledge eventually your skills will fall behind.

In this small collection I’ve put together 24 design-related books which have published in the last few years. I highly recommend checking out a few if you have the time and see where your interests lie. There’s never a perfect opportunity to learn that new language or design technique. Often you have to just jump in headfirst and hope you learn something useful!

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

jQuery: Novice to Ninja

Create Stunning HTML Email that Works

HTML5 & CSS3 For the Real World

Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices

Decoding HTML5

How to be a Rockstar Freelancer

Theme Tumblr like a Pro

How to be a Rockstar WordPress Designer

How to be a Rockstar WordPress Designer 2

Rockstar Icon Designer

Mobile First

The Elements of Content Strategy

Designing for Emotion

Responsive Web Design

The Smashing Book #2

The Smashing Book #3

Getting Started with OAuth 2.0

jQuery Mobile: Up and Running

Programming HTML5 Applications

APIs: A Strategy Guide

JavaScript Web Applications

Getting Real: The Book by 37signals

PHP6 and MySQL5 for Dynamic Web Sites

Jake Rocheleau

Jake is a freelance writer and web developer. He writes articles for numerous blogs on freelancing, Wordpress, CSS3, and jQuery. You can find him all throughout Google and follow his tweets @<a href="">jakerocheleau</a>. Connect with Jake on <a href="">Google +</a>

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