Mark Boulton is a designer from the UK. He’s worked exclusively in web design for over ten years, but has a background in traditional graphic and typographic design.
His book "Five Simple Steps : A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web is now available to download in PDF format for just £12"
***The book had just hit a 1000 copies sold in just 24 Hours.***
The Book is written into 5 parts:
Part 1: Getting Started
In this part, you’ll learn about what it takes to get started for designing for the web. You’ll learn about the various tools, processes, and practices.
Part 2: Research and Ideas
Design begins with information, information gleaned from research. This research in turn informs ideas. In this part, you’ll learn the various techniques to help get your design off on the right foot.
Part 3: Typography
Typographic design is more than just picking a font. In this part, you’ll learn how good typographic design is at the very heart of good web design.
Part 4: Designing with colour
In this part, you’ll learn basic colour theory. How to create stunning colour palettes and ensure they are applied to the web in the best way possible.
Part 5: Layout
In this part, you’ll learn how to use compositional devices such as The Golden Section, and grid systems to bring your designs together.
I have downloaded the sample and had a glance of it. It looks promising! Worth reading.