Taschen Web Design Icons Books

When designing any website, it’s good to have something to refer to (whether it’s googling competitive sites, voraciously reading Smashing Magazine, or going through PSD Tuts).

I tend to prefer going through printed examples to get ideas. I have a library full of design books and web books, but the translation from website to book form leaves a lot to be desired. Also, the sites that are featured tend to be very weak from a design perspective — oftentimes, I’ll have a book that only has two or three really stand-out concepts.

That’s why I like the Web Design Icon series from Taschen. They’re all edited by Julius Wiedemann, who seems to have an omniscient grasp of the latest and greatest of web design. I’ve spent countless hours poring through these books, which are covered in mini-Post-It notes. I’ve also loaned them to clients and told them to tag sites that they like (or note down ones that they don’t). These have been the best resource in my design arsenal so far (and are conveniently priced at about $10 apiece, meaning it’s not too painful to rebuy them when needed).

Web Design Flash Sites Web Design Flash Sites
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
Web Design: Flashfolios Web Design: Flashfolios
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
Web Design: Interactive Web Design: Interactive
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
Web Design: Navigation Web Design: Navigation
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
Web Design: Best Studios Web Design: Best Studios
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
Web Design: E-Commerce Web Design: E-Commerce
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
Web Design: Studios 2 Web Design: Studios 2
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
Web Design: Video Sites Web Design: Video Sites
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
Web Design: Best Portfolios Web Design: Best Portfolios
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
Web Design: Music Sites Web Design: Music Sites
by Julius Wiedemann (Editor)
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Jeffrey Berthiaume is a multimedia developer and internet architect who has designed and built award-winning websites, kiosks, and content management systems. He bridges the gap between creative and technology with an ability to balance the needs of designers and marketing with the capabilities of existing technology.
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