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The Design Book for Non-designers!

By Melinda Szasz

So, you’ve probably noticed that here at SitePoint, we’re a bunch of geeks. Sure, we have a few marketers and editors thrown in here and there just to balance things out. But overall, we’re packed to the rafters with geekiness.

SitePoint HQ is like Geek Heaven and our books usually reflect this. We recently produced a book with Amazon about cloud hosting. Our Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes title continues to sell like hotcakes. We’ve published books on ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails, Javascript, and jQuery. And yes, there are even a few great HTML and CSS books in the mix.

Above all, one of these has been an incredible best seller that has stood the test of time.

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design by Jason Beaird is a design book for non-designers that proves you don’t need to go to art school to produce great looking websites. This book has sold tens of thousands of copies and received hundreds of glowing reviews over the years.

In fact, it’s so popular that we’ve brought Jason back in to create an updated edition of this timeless classic. The second edition of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design has been expanded and revised, containing new images and updated tips and techniques.

Whether you want to improve the look of an ordinary website or learn a new set of skills, The Principles of Beautiful Web Design will teach you good design fundamentals, ensuring that you avoid making any rookie mistakes.

Grab a copy and see for yourself why this book has been our top seller year after year.

The second edition of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is available here.

Melinda works as the product marketer for and is responsible for book launches and general marketing activities. She's also the resident photographer, ensuring every embarrassing moment is caught on camera.

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