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Web Design Books, Tutorials, GUI

I am a PHP programmer by profession and find myself getting caught up in the little things that have to do with web design and GUI on EVERY project.  It frustrates me more than anything and really has lagged my work a lot (delaying several deadlines).  I now think I need some formal training in web design/layouts but I am trying to find a book that encompasses a lot of the main theories

a. Web Design (typography, layouts, techniques)
b. GUI
c. etc...

Any suggestions?

Also maybe books on CSS layout techniques.  I have been hearing a lot about that lately.
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Good website for CSS and tricks and tips.


Amazing CSS website.

One of the best design and layout website.

Basic web designing. I am sure you are aware of this site.
C TGChief Software ArchitectCommented:
What can I suggest is:

1. eBooks: ( you can buy them or... ask your friends about them )
New Riders Press - Bulletproof Web Design (Jul 2005) ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0321346939/ )
New Riders - Web Design On A Shoestring (October 2003) ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0735713286/ )
Addison Wesley - Professional Cascading Style Sheets Designing for the Web 3rd Edition (Apr 2005) ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0321193121/ )
Visibooks - The Visibooks Guide to HTML and CSS (Mar 2006) ( http://visibooks.com/htmlcss.html )
Visibooks - The Visibooks Guide to Photoshop CS2 (Mar 2006) ( http://visibooks.com/photoshopcs2.html )
New Riders - Stylin with CSS A Designers Guide ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0321305256/ )
Wrox - Professional CSS Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design (Jul 2005) ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764588338/ )

2. GUI

Dreamweaver 8
FireWorks 8
TopStyle 3
Adobe GoLive CS2
Adobe Photoshop CS2

3. There are more(and I need to look in my archives)... but first I'm expecting some questions from you, if there are any ...

Hope I can help,
C TGChief Software ArchitectCommented:
Yes... By the way, if you prefer Video Tutorials instead of eBooks, you can go to http://www.lynda.com, there are the best "videotuts" I've saw. very nice explained ... and also covers a wide area of webdesign softwares and techniques.

Hope I can help,
this is illegal but since to are going learn, i am tell you how to get these..

there are many file sharing sw available freely on the net. ( emule is best i have used- http://sourceforge.net/projects/emule/ )
download and install ... and go for a search with ( " web  *.chm ) that will give a lot of e books ( chm format ebooks are very friendly to use ).
css *chm....

try that u will wht u want



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