The Principles of Beautiful Web Design

If you are involved in designing or developing websites, you probably already know Sitepoint. For those of you who want to be a better designer, Sitepoint released “The Principles of Beautiful Web Design” some time ago and it offers you 180 pages of basic site design.

In 5 sections, the book covers the most important aspects of a successful website design:

  • Layout and Composition
  • Color
  • Texture
  • Typography
  • Images

The following pictures are part of a highly recommended book review made by Travis King on

Having her in my weekly RSS feed, it was nice to see Veerle’s blog being mentioned in the book (screenshot on picture #2). For those of you who want to know more about designing websites, follow her weblog for more inspiration.