Literate Web Design + Development Santa Barbara


Web Standards Design & Development

  • Allsopp, John. “A Dao of Web Design.” A List Apart 7 April 2000 – Issue No. 58.
  • Budd, Andy with Cameron Moll & Simon Collison. CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions. 2nd Ed. Berkeley: Apress, 2009.
  • Cederholm, Dan. CSS3 for Web Designers. New York: A Book Apart, 2010.
  • Cederholm, Dan. Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook. Berkeley: Apress, 2004.
  • Cederholm, Dan.Bulletproof Web Design: Improving flexibility and protecting against worst-case scenarios with XHTML and CSS. Berkeley: New Riders, 2005.
  • Curtis, Hillman. MTV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer. Indianapolis: New Riders, 2002.
  • Dayley, Brad. Node.js, Mongo DB and AngularJS Web Development. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2014.
  • Firtman, Maximiliano. Programming the Mobile Web. Sebastopol: O’Reilly, 2010.
  • Haverbeke, Marijn. Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming. San Francisco: No Starch Press, 2011.
  • Keith, Jeremy. DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model. Berkeley: Apress, 2005.
  • Keith, Jeremy. HTML5 for Web Designers. New York: A Book Apart, 2010.
  • Koch, Peter-Paul.PPK on JavaScript. Berkeley: New Riders, 2007.
  • Lie, Hakon Wium and Bert Bos. Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web. 2nd Ed. Harlow, England: Addison-Wesley, 1999.
  • Lynch, Patrick J. and Sarah Horton. Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites. 3rd Ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
  • Mahemoff, Michael. Ajax Design Patterns: Creating Web 2.0 Sites with Programming and Usability Patterns. Sebastopol: O’Reilly, 2006.
  • Marcotte, Ethan. Responsive Web Design. New York: A Book Apart, 2011.
  • Meyer, Eric. Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design. Indianapolis: New Riders, 2003.
  • Robbins, Jennifer Niederst. Web Design in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference. 3rd ed. Sebastapol: O’Reilly, 2006.
  • Schafer, Steven M. Web Standards: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and PHP: Programmer’s Reference. Indianapolis: Wiley, 2005.
  • Spainbour, Stephen & Robert Eckstein. Webmaster in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference. 3rd Edition. Sepastapol: O’Reilly Media, 2003.
  • Van Duyne, Douglas K, James A. Landay and Jason I. Hong. The Design of Sites: Patterns, Principles, and Processes for Crafting a Customer-Centered Web Experience. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2003.
  • Veen, Jeffrey.The Art & Science of Web Design. Indianapolis: New Riders, 2001.
  • Wroblewski, Luke. Mobile First. New York: A Book Apart, 2011.
  • York, Richard. Beginning CSS: Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design. Indianapolis: Wiley, 2005.
  • Zeldman, Jeffrey and Ethan Marcotte. Designing with Web Standards. 3rd Ed. Boston: New Riders, 2009.

Information Design & Typography

  • The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th Edition. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003.
  • Alexander, Christopher et al. A Pattern Language: Towns · Buildings · Construction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.
  • Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements of Typographic Style. 2nd Ed. Vancouver: Hartley & Marks, 1997.
  • Cooper, Alan. About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design. Indianapolis: Wiley, 2003.
  • Garrett, Jesse James.The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web. Berkeley: New Riders, 2002.
  • Jacobson, Robert, ed.Information Design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.
  • Loxley, Simon. Type: The Secret History of Letters. London: I.B. Tauris, 2004.
  • Lupton, Ellen. Thinking With Type: A Critical Guide for Desiners, Writers, Editors & Students. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004.
  • Morville, Peter. Ambient Findability. Sebastapol: O’Reilly Media, 2005.
  • Norman, Donald A. The Design of Everyday Things. New York: Doubleday/Currency, 1988.
  • Tidwell, Jenifer. Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design. Sebastapol: O’Reilly, 2006.
  • Tufte, Edward R. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1997.
  • Wurman, Richard Saul. Information Architects. New York: Graphis Inc., 1997.

PHP Development

  • Babin, Lee et al. PHP 5 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach. Berkeley: Apress, 2005.
  • Boudreaux, Toby Joe.PHP 5 . Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 2005.
  • Choi, Wankyu et al. Beginning PHP 4. Birmingham: Wrox Press, 2000.
  • Harrington, Jack D. PHP Hacks: Tips & Tools for Creating Dynamic Web Sites. Sebastapol: O’Reilly, 2006.
  • Steinmetz, William. Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problem. No Starch Press, 2008.
  • Ullman, Larry.PHP For the World Wide Web. 2nd Edition. Berkeley: Peachpit Press, 2004.
  • Welling, Luke and Laura Thomson. PHP and MySQL Web Development. 2nd Ed. Indianapolis: Developer’s Library, 2003.
  • Wenz, Christian. PHP Phrasebook: Essential Code and Commands. Indianapolis: Developer’s Library, 2006.

Project Management

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). Project Management Institute, 2001.
  • Berkun, Scott. The Art of Project Management. Cambridge: O’Reilly, 2005.
  • Goto, Kelly and Emily Cotler. Web Redesign 2.0: Workflow that Works. Berkeley: New Riders, 2005.
  • Kruchten, Philippe. The Rational Unified Process: An Introduction. 2nd Ed. 2000. Boston: Addison-Wesley.
  • Lewis, James P. The Project Manager’s Desk Reference. 2nd Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
  • McConnell, Steve. Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules. Redmond: Microsoft Press, 1996.
  • McConnell, Steve. Software Project Survival Guide. Redmond: Microsoft Press, 1998.
  • Storbacka, Kaj and Jarmo R. Lehtinen.Customer Relationship Management. Singapore: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Design Business

  • Foote, Cameron S. The Business Side of Creativity: The Complete Guide to Running a Small Graphic Design or Communications Business. 3rd ed. New York: Norton, 2006.
  • Monteiro, Mike. Design Is A Job. New York: A Book Apart, 2012.
  • Perkins, Shal. Talent is Not Enough: Business Secrets for Designers. Peachpit Press, 2006.

Book Design

  • Birdsall, Derek. Notes on Book Design. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.
  • Hochull, Jost and Robin Kinross. Designing Books: Practice and Theory. London: Hyphen Press, 1996.
  • Kittler, Friedrich A. Gramophone, Film, Typewriter. Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1999.
  • KuHaku. & Other Accounts From Japan. Seattle: Chin Music Press, 2004.
  • McLuhan, Herbert Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1962.
  • Olmert, Michael. The Smithsonian Book of Books. Smithsonian Books, 2003.

Database Design

  • Date, C.J. An Introduction to Database Systems. 7th Ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2000.
  • Fleming, Candace C. and Barbara von Halle. Handbook of Relational Database Design. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1989.
  • Hernandez, Michael J. Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design. 2nd Ed. Addison-Wesley, 2003.
  • Welling, Luke and Laura Thomson. MySQL Tutorial. Indianapolis, IN: Sams Publishing, 2004.
  • Yank, Kevin. PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja. 5th Ed. Collingwood VIC, Australia: Sitepoint, 2012.

Search Engine Optimization

  • Enge, Eric, Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, Jessie C. Stricchiola. The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization. Sepastopol: O’Reilly, 2010.
  • Kent, Peter. Search Engine Optimization for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 2004.
  • King, Andrew. Website Optimization: Speed, Search Engine & Conversion Rate Secrets. O’Reilly Media, 2008.
  • George, David.The ABC of SEO: Search Engine Optimization Strategies. Lulu Press, 2005.
  • Walter, Aaron.Building Findable Websites: Web Standards, SEO, and Beyond. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, 2008.


  • Shotts Jr., William E. The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction. San Francisco: no starch press, 2012.