Bringing Sexy Back To Web Design

Tired of creating sites that don’t, well, look very nice? Then out latest book, Sexy Web Design, is for you …

Sexy Web Design is an easy-to-follow guide that shows reveals the secrets of how to build your own breathtaking web interfaces from scratch. You’ll be guided through the entire process of creating a gorgeous, usable web site by applying the timeless principles of user-centered design.

The author, Elliot Jay Stocks, is an independent designer whose client list includes [URL=“”]Automattic, [URL=“”]Blue Flavor, [URL=“”]EMI Records, [URL=“”]Carsonified, [URL=“”]The Beatles … yes, The Beatles :).

Even if you’re short on design skills, with this book you’ll be creating your own stunning web sites in no time at all.

This book will show you how to:

  • Design your own impressive web interfaces that just work
  • Create beautiful, yet functional, web sites
  • Master the interface design principles: research, structure, aesthetics, and deliverables
  • Unleash your own artistic talents

…and much more. Far too many things to mention here!

The book’s full-color layout and large format (8” x 10”) make Sexy Web Design a pleasure to read.

Order a copy of Sexy Web Design now and receive a free hexadecimal color card worth $7.95 absolutely free!

It’s time to start making your web sites look smokin’ hot!

Already flipped through the preview and I have to say this book looks great!

Wow it interests me, this month I should create a new website and I need a help of such book. But I don’t think I can offer it now. Are there any free versions of that book?
Thank you.

Checking the sample chapters, looking good.

I just have one beefs: I don’t like the title. First there was “Beautiful Web Design”, and now this one, so what’s next? Naked Web Design?

Bare bones web design! :smiley:

I think SP are shooting themselves in the foot with this title because surely its page will get blocked by content filters in workplaces.

shayne, the link to the table of contents goes to the wrong book (

Great! Sexy web design is in my opinion when illustrator graphic design is incorporated well into website design

Just started browsing through the sample chapters and it looks great, but I have to say… I don’t think the Stingray was introduced until 1963, so the sentence that includes “…whether it’s a 1957 Corvette Stingray, a MacBook Air…” isn’t quite correct.

As for the web design aspect though, it looks like you’ve covered that well. Great job!

Sample looking good and useful alot but price not mention. Can i get this sort of book free of cost

Price is mentioned on the Book page:

PDF + Hard Copy $49.90
Hard Copy Only $39.95
PDF Only $29.95

That is just pure brilliant, going to order a copy, will help me out alot.

Dammit - when are you guys going to stop tapping into my addiction for buying Sitepoint books?! :wink:

Serious question - I have The Principles of Beautiful Web Design book already - is this offering a progression on this book/different slant of design or is a lot of it repeated?

Thought I should double check before putting an order in!

Sample seems to take a holistic approach, definitely better than most other web design books out there,

sadly i could not see any mention of SEO either in the index or in the sample chapters, hopefully it is covered in the whole of the content.

Onpage optimisation companies only exist due to bad web design.

Thanks Elliot. Web design wouldn’t be the same without you!

I really appreciate the WordPress Starkers Theme you made for us designers.

Defiantly a progression/complimentary book. When we were working with Elliot to define the book we wanted to ensure overlaps were minimal and the book would stand up on it’s own.

Your best bet is have a look at the TOC’s of both. Sexy Web Design, [URL=“”]The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

I think is more like a savvy sexy layout

Would it be possible to see a picture of the design the book works towards? Maybe a screenshot of a page near the end?

I’ve got the sample chapters but they only give a taste of the beginning.

The reason I ask is I already have “Principles of Beautiful Web Design” and although there’s some interesting theory and it’s packed with incredible example designs from other people, the actual website that’s built throughout the book made me disappointed; it looked like something from 1995 and wasn’t even on the same planet as all the examples. It kind of made me lose faith in all it had taught beforehand.

I don’t think I can offer it now. Are there any free versions of that book?

I REEEEALY hate seeing comments like this. I mean, c’mon. If you spend $100 and even just one tip you learned in any book or learning program makes you $1000 wasn’t it worth it? We have GOT to stop thinking like this about spending a few bucks on our continued education.

Ha! I had the same experience. Something like ‘Ok, that looks like a wordpress template.’ Not to say the book itself (Beautiful Web Design) isn’t really good, it is. But the example left me feeling like I was free-floating afterwards.

On the contrary, I have Sexy Web Design and the final design example left me happy. It’s very dynamic and staggered, incorporates headers, text and images in an unusual way, doesn’t feel boxed in at all and uses the whole display to make a good-looking pattern in a nice purple-fuchsia-blue color scheme. I feel it’s definitely something that can stand up to other good-looking websites of today.

I could post a screenshot of the final comp IF mods allow, I don’t know. I think it would be a good idea.

I can’t actually comment on the rest of the book because I haven’t actually worked through it yet, but the parts that I have gotten through (pretty much just Structure) left me very happy and with an expanded knowledge of that phase. I hope that continues through the rest of the process :slight_smile: