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Hello Web Design

Design Fundamentals and Shortcuts for Non-Designers
by Tracy Osborn
June 2021, 139 pp.
4-Color, Hardcover

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Hello Web Design teaches design principles, handy shortcuts, and quick solutions to common problems, so you can learn the fundamentals of design and get ahead in your career.

Using real-world examples and fun, beginner-friendly language, Hello Web Design offers everything you need to feel comfortable creating landing pages, presentation slides, online portfolios, and more, all in a beautiful package. From color theory and typography to the end user's experience, designer and developer Tracy Osborn gives you the tools and shortcuts you need to get started with web design—right now.

Author Bio 

Tracy Osborn has a B.F.A. in Art & Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She’s been building and designing websites for over 20 years, primarily working with startups and small firms until she founded her own startup. She writes technical books on the side, teaching beginner web skills on Hello Web Books (https://hellowebbooks.com). Osborn has been a keynote speaker at many conferences.

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: If You Read Only One Chapter, Make It This One
Chapter 2: Theory And Design Principles
Chapter 3: The Process And Training Your Design Eye
Chapter 4: Reassurances
Chapter 5: Additional Resources

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Startups for the Rest of Us interviewed Tracy Osborn on the importance of learning design fundamentals for startup founders

"Think of Hello Web Design as a book of cheat codes. It’s short, to the point, and tells you everything you need to know to be a perfectly competent web designer." (from the foreword)
—Jeremy Keith, Author of Resilient Web Design and cofounder of Clearleft

"A concise yet information-packed book . . . help[s] you better understand the basics of design and give you the gist you need to be a better designer immediately."
—Michael Wong, The Designership, A Best Book Resource For Designers

"The value of the knowledge I took away from my time with it cannot be overstated . . . Hello Web Design is a quick read coming in at about 140 pages and I highly recommend it. The book retails for about 25 dollars and is well worth the price. Its definitely changed my approach on how to handle layouts and designs for my future projects."
—Ryan's Coding Journey Blog

Watch Tracy Osborn speak at MicroConf on her book.