A Resource Guide for Print Designers
Web design is to print design as rugby is to American football.
If you’ve learned one sport you have some of the fundamentals for the other, but the rules, and therefore the strategy, are completely different. If you walk onto a rugby pitch and try to play with a football mindset, you’ll lose.
The same goes for web design: you’ve got to get in the right mindset.
In that spirit, here are some resources that will help you think like a web designer. I’ve found that it’s kind of difficult to switch frequently, so if you’re looking to master web design you should invest some good chunks of time if you can.
The place to start:
The web publication A List Apart (ALA) is the source for the best thinking in web design and development.
If you only have time to read one article, John Allsop’s “A Dao of Web Design” (from ALA) is the best article that’s ever been written about the web design mindset.
Some of the best articles from A List Apart:
Other notable reading:
- This Way to the Web, Print Designers! (subtraction)
- How to design for screen: 7 things print designers need to know (creativebloq)
- Why designers should learn how to code (sixrevisions)