There are three books I think are essential in any web designers library. Essential to understanding the complexities and surprisingly simplicities of web design.
The Non-Designer’s Web Book
Exactly what the title says. This book is for the beginning designer. And it’s all about design, not code. The highlight of the book is about the Principles of Design – Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity. I recommend highly.
Web Design Workshop
Another excellent book by Robin Williams. In greater detail, she explains about building outside the “HTML box”. A breakthrough in our web design – build your page first in Photoshop and export your design to HTML.
Web ReDesign : Workflow that Works
This book explains in full detail the complete web design process. Building in 4 – 5 phases: Strategy, Site Design, Visual Design, Production, and Launching. If you want a successful site, include these phases in your next design.
Don’t forget to check your local library for these books. And if they don’t have them…recommend them.
Mike Swartz says, “Check it Out!”