The Web Designer's Roadmap is a full-color book about the creative process and the underlying principles that govern that process.
While other books cover the nuts 'n' bolts_ of how to design the elements that make up websites, this book outlines how effective designers go about their work, illustrating the complete creative process from start to finish.
As well as how-to content, the book draws on interviews with a host of well-known design gurus, including Shaun Inman, Daniel Burka, Meagan Fisher, Donald Norman and Dan Rubin.
A non-academic book, this is a fun and easy read packed with practical information.
Giovanni is an illustrator, designer, and front-end developer at Period Three, a web design firm in South Carolina. He's also the content and style editor for Unmatched Style, a design gallery and blog dedicated to documenting and curating all things both badass and web design-related. Giovanni regularly speaks at conferences about creativity, interface design, and art. Before becoming a designer, he was a fine artist for many years, which continues to inform his web design process and aesthetic. In addition, Giovanni's favorite comic book is Akira, he is the proud owner of a large red mohawk, and he believes Francis Bacon is the greatest painter ever.