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Stephanie Stimac
Foreword by Aaron Gustafson
  • July 2023
  • ISBN 9781617299476
  • 280 pages
  • printed in color

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Solve common application design and usability issues with flair! These essential design and UX techniques will help you create good user experiences, iterate smoothly on frontend features, and collaborate effectively with designer colleagues.

In Design for Developers you will learn how to:

  • Use color, typography, and layout to create hierarchy on a web page
  • Apply color palettes consistently in a user interface
  • Choose the correct typefaces and fonts
  • Conduct user research to validate design decisions
  • Quickly plan a website’s layout and structure

In Design for Developers, author Stephanie Stimac shares the unique insights she’s learned as a designer on the Microsoft Developer Experiences team. This one-of-a-kind book provides a developer-centric approach to the essential design fundamentals of modern web applications. You’ll learn how to craft a polished visual design with just color, space, and typeface, and put all your new skills into practice to design a website from scratch.

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Developer-made design decisions can have a real impact on a site’s user experience. Learn to speak design’s language, and you’ll be able to confidently contribute to a design process, collaborate with designer colleagues, and make more informed decisions about how you build your apps.

about the book

Design for Developers reveals essential design and UX principles every web developer needs to know. You’ll love the book’s developer-centric approach, which demonstrates new ideas with examples from popular sites and user interfaces. Discover insightful techniques for user research, and learn to use color, typography, and layout to create communicative web visuals. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll know it’s true: having good design sense will make you a better web developer!

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  • Conduct user research to validate design decisions
  • Quickly plan a website’s layout and structure
  • Iterate smoothly on frontend features
  • Use color, typography, and layout to create hierarchy on a web page

about the reader

For web developers familiar with HTML, CSS, and the JavaScript basics.

about the author

Stephanie Stimac is a design technologist and senior product manager who focuses on building and improving developer experiences. She has previously worked on the Microsoft Edge browser.

An invaluable crash course for developers! Level up your career and become the person who thrives in the space between design, user experience, and development.

From the Foreword by Aaron Gustafson, author of Adaptive Web Design

Stephanie writes with clarity, humor, and authority—bringing just the right level of historical context and design fundamentals. A perfect guide to help developers make good design decisions at every step of the way. As a designer, I recommend it to my own team as well!

Jason Pamental, Chewy

Design makes the difference between applications that just work and those that are user-friendly, intuitive, and attractive.

Oliver Korten, ORONTEC

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