Although I usually recommend video courses for learning how to code in some cases reading a book just makes more sense. In fact in general when it comes to learning sometimes I just prefer to read a book. I spend a lot of time during the day at a computer and after a while its nice to just give your eyes a break.
Books can be good for learning web development. In fact one of the best references for learning HTML and CSS was written by Jon Duckett, check it out by clicking here. Of course the quality of the book also makes a big difference but for those times when you just simply don’t have access to a computer or a stable internet connection here is a list of the top 5 web development kindle books to read:
1. WordPress for Beginners 2017: A Visual Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering WordPress
The number one book on this list is WordPress for Beginners. WordPress is a great content management software platform that every web developer needs to learn and master. This book offers a cheap resource that will definitely get you started with WordPress and have you creating your first few websites in no time. Check out on Amazon by clicking here.
2. Learn CSS in One Day and Learn It Well
CSS is a very important language that teaches you how to style a webpage. If you want to make beautiful websites which every client is going to want to have then you are going to learn CSS and master it. Although CSS is a very deep language and it takes a lot of practice to get to the point to where you can make nice looking websites you are going to need to start somewhere.
Start with the basics and work your way up from there. You can grab Learn CSS in One Day off Amazon here.
3. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
The number 3 book on this list is quite interesting because it doesn’t teach you exactly how to program per say but it teaches you something that web usability is very important. In fact why do most users leave websites, because they ether can’t find what they are looking for or they don’t like the way the website works.
This is a very important concept to understand and sometimes less is more. This is a great book for anyone who has done a little bit of programming and wants to take their skills to the next level. You can grab it off Amazon by clicking here.
4.The Best WordPress Plugins: 500 Free WP Plugins for Creating an Amazing and Profitable Website
Although this book doesn’t exactly go into very specific details on building websites it does introduce you to plugins that can help make your life as a web developer a heck of a lot more easier. This is also a great book for those just starting out and want to still offer clients a service but maybe your not quite comfortable building a website completely from scratch.
There’s nothing wrong with using a plugin and as you get more experienced as time goes on you will learn more. Check out 500 FREE wp plugins to help you build websites off Amazon by clicking here.
Well, there you have it. These are the best selling Kindle books on Amazon for getting started with web development. Actually to be honest there are many, MANY more, I just picked a few from a very large list. The point isn’t to read as many books as you can the point is to pick a few, work through them and then practice what you learn.
Practicing and applying what you are learning is very important!
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