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A handy little PDF full of web designer goodness

The Basics of Web Design provides you with the building blocks that you need to start designing for the web. We walk you through the six-part design process that we follow, developed over seven years of working in the biz. Some of the steps are meant to inspire you to find your way, while others provide specific guidelines on how professionals do it.

All this for only $9!

Ready to get your copy? Head on over to Gumroad and order The Basics of Web Design today. As soon as you purchase, we will send you the PDF.

What we cover

  • Our 6 step process for successful web design
  • The unique challenges of designing for the web
  • What differentiates a professional web designer from the rest of the pack
  • How to combat designer block
  • Where to find ideas and inspiration (Hint: it’s not on the web!)


Industry pros share their favorite tips

  • Ryan Shafer

    Find out what principles Ryan Shafer, head of MTV digital design lives by.


  • Jessica Hische

    Learn what Jessica Hische does every time she starts a design.


  • Mike Fortress

    Discover what three magic colors Mike Fortress of Oak couldn’t live without.


What You’re Gonna Learn

  • Key web design terms every designer should know
  • What you can and can’t control on the web
  • Best practices for organizing your Photoshop files
  • When to use a grid system, and when to break that grid
  • Checklists on how to prepare your designs for code
  • What code you should take the time to learn
  • Why you should never typeset in pure black


Tech, explained in plain English. Plus a cocktail party fact, or two.

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All this for only $9!

Ready to get your copy? Head on over to Gumroad and order The Basics of Web Design today. As soon as you purchase, we will send you the PDF.