Execute is a new book by Drew Wilson & Josh Long about executing on ideas immediately when inspired rather than following the normal rules.



A book about code that doesn’t read like a 1980s VCR manual…


Digging Into WordPress

The DiW PDF/eBook features 400+ pages of practical WordPress wisdom, presented in regular or widescreen format with clear, easy-to-read type and color-coded chapters. Includes hyperlinked URLs, copy-&-paste code snippets, and searchable content.


Brand Identity Essentials

This book is the fourth book in the Essential series following Layout Essentials, Typography Essentials, and Packaging Essentials. It outlines and demonstrates basic logo and branding design guidelines and rules through 100 principles including the elements of a successful graphic identity, identity programs and brand identity, and all the various strategies and elements involved.


WordPress and Ajax

An in-depth guide on using Ajax with WordPress. The WordPress and Ajax book will provide you a firm foundation on using Ajax with WordPress.


Responsive Web Design

From mobile browsers to netbooks and tablets, users are visiting your sites from an increasing array of devices and browsers. Are your designs ready?


The Elements of Content Strategy

Content strategy is the web’s hottest new thing. But where did it come from? And why does it matter?


HTML5 for Web Designers

The HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice.


CSS3 for Web Designers

From advanced selectors to generated content to the triumphant return of web fonts, and from gradients, shadows, and rounded corners to full-blown animations, CSS3 is a universe of creative possibilities.


jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide

A comprehensive exploration of the popular JavaScript library


HTML5: Designing Rich Internet Applications

Implement the powerful new multimedia and interactive capabilities offered by HTML5, including style control tools, illustration tools, video, audio, and rich media solutions. Reinforce your practical understanding of the new standard with demo applications and tutorials, so that execution is one short step away.


Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

if you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop your own iPhone apps. With this book, you’ll learn how to use these open source web technologies to design and build apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch on the platform of your choice-without using Objective-C or Cocoa.


Trek: David Carson, Recent Werk

The latest volume featuring the graphic work of David Carson is full to bursting—nearly 500 pages’ worth—of the color, splashy text and eye-catching design for which he’s been termed “the most famous graphic designer in the world.”


The Elements of Typographic Style

This lovely, well-written book is concerned foremost with creating beautiful typography and is essential for professionals who regularly work with typographic designs.


Grid Systems in Graphic Design

From a professional for professionals, here is the definitive word on using grid systems in graphic design.


Adobe InDesign CS4 Classroom in a Book

Adobe InDesign CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning page layout with Adobe InDesign and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. Explore typography and color, and learn more about creating tables and using styles.


The Web Designer’s Idea Book

The Web Designer’s Idea Book includes more than 700 websites arranged thematically, so you can find inspiration for layout, color, style and more.



“Fingerprint” offers insight into this fusion of the digital and the hand-wrought, with dozens of examples of some of the best work in the industry, including design that includes hand-lettering elements and design that incorporates collage.


Making and Breaking the Grid

Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applies to real-world projects.


After Photography

“After Photography” examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photos of news events taken by ordinary people on mobile phones to the widespread use of image surveillance.


Designers Don’t Read

Designers Don’t Read is a love song to graphic design and graphic designers. Austin Howe is a creative director, writer, advocate, and cheerleader for design – but not a designer. He believes in the wonder and exuberance of someone who gets paid – by clients – to do what he loves. Howe believes that advertising and design must merge, but merge with design in the leadership role.


Design School Confidential

Every great design school in the world is defined, in part, by the work of its students at any given time. The various project challenges given to a class determine the success of a school’s pedagogy, but also the ingenuity of its faculty and students. This book features fifty real-world class assignments from top design programs at universities around the world, and examines the resulting student projects.


Designing For The Greater Good

This first-ever book of its kind, Designing for the Greater Good, features hundreds of illustrated examples of the best nonprofit and cause-related design worldwide, plus 24 inspiring case studies and insights into great nonprofit branding campaigns.


Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design

Look Both Ways is a collection of fully illustrated essays on the intersection of graphic design, love, life, behavior, rituals, brands, perceptions, music, art, even physics. It is a broad compendium of living and thinking in today’s world of design by one of its most popular personalities.


Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball

When Selah Morse sees a young woman get hit by a speeding taxicab, he rushes her to the hospital. The girl has lost her memory; she is delirious and has no identification, so Selah poses as her boyfriend.


Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840–1900

Explore the world of early experimental photography in this fascinating book of illuminating stereographs, gelatin silver prints and collotypes.


Look at me

Look at me: Photographs from Mexico City by Jed Fielding (Hardcover)


Making and Breaking the Grid

For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily.


Logo Design Love

There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s “Logo Design Love” is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about.


Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book

Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book contains 10 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Flash CS4 Professional and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program.