Originally published on the Shopify Partner Blog.
This year’s roundup of the best books for web designers is a real snapshot of the industry, but also of society as a whole: it’s not a surprise that inclusive and ethical design feature quite heavily this time.
The list also covers a wide range of practical web design issues (including content design, user research, design systems, prototyping, animations, and project management) as well as inspirational advice on how to launch and run a profitable business. Just like last year, there are actually more than 15 titles hiding here if you look closely. Whether they’re for your own holiday wish list, or for a colleague, friend, or partner — there’s something here for everyone.
Of course, all the big publishers in web design and development are present — O’Reilly, Apress, A Book Apart, Smashing Magazine, SitePoint, and Rosenfeld Media — but there are also a few self-published books, some of which started life on Kickstarter.
Self-publishing is getting easier and easier, and if you have an idea for a book and are interested in this approach, be sure to read Brad Frost’s article Self-Publishing a Book for Fun and Profit.