I’ve been working on an ebook about web design for a while. To be honest, for a really long while. If you have ever tried to write an ebook, you probably know what I mean.
I started about 2 years ago and I had my ups and downs on my way to completing this task. I took a couple of 2-3 month breaks, I rewrote some parts over and over again, and I almost gave up finishing it.
However, there were many things that kept me motivated and I’m really glad I didn’t give up.
Let me first explain why am I writing an ebook…
Why am I writing an ebook?
This ebook represents something that I wish was available to me when I was first starting out.
I’m a self-taught designer and I never graduated from a fancy design school. So, if I learned designing, I believe that everyone can.
My biggest problem in the beginning was that I didn’t even know where to start. There were many online Photoshop tutorials and design books about techniques and theories.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find one ebook or course that would take me from the beginning and walk me through the entire process step by step. I also couldn’t find how to use all those design theories in practice while working on real life projects.
That’s how the idea for writing an ebook was born and it’s been with me all that time.
To share my best practices and what I already know.
I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and teaching other people how to design.
I’ve learned so much from other designers because every designer has different experiences and their own best practices. I believe that I’ve been doing something right for the past couple of years and maybe other designers can learn from me too.
To learn more about design.
Writing an ebook requires an extensive amount of research and a really deep understanding of the subject. It’s amazing how much I learned by writing this ebook and it’s been an incredible experience.
To learn more about marketing.
An ebook is a product and I want to learn more about marketing and selling it. It’ll be a very interesting experiment and I’ll of course share with you what I’ve learned.
What can you expect?
The main idea of the ebook is to show both design theory and how to use it in practice on a real life project. It’s the entire web design process from the idea to the final Photoshop project files.
It’ll be like sitting right next to me and watching over my shoulder while I’m working on a complete web design project and commenting on my every move.
Here is what else you’ll learn and get:
You’ll learn many web design techniques and how to use them in a real life projects, no matter what design software you use. All the screenshots in this ebook will be based on Photoshop because it’s still the most popular option among designers…but the design techniques I show you are universal and basically timeless.
You’ll learn a good and effective web design process that I’ve been using and improving for years. My process includes: brainstorming, sketching, wireframing, designing layout, typography, colors, and finally putting it all together into a complete design project.
You’ll learn the best practices, habits and tips on designing websites. I’ll share some shortcuts with you that took me years to discover.
You’ll get all the design materials that I use in my process like: sketching templates, wireframing templates, typography guide templates, color scheme templates and blank project starter PSDs.
You’ll get complete PSD files of the project that is used in the ebook. It’s a project made specifically for this ebook and you’ll be able to modify it and use it in your own projects.
You’ll learn how to make beautiful and effective website designs that can be sold for thousands of dollars. I’ve been selling my design service effectively for many years using these same techniques.
Take a look at this quick preview of some random pages:
So, are you interested in learning some real design?
I’m very excited and it’s coming really soon. If you want to stay informed, sign up for my email newsletter below. I’ll be sending updates on the progress and some free stuff … and trust me, you don’t want to miss it!