We are so excited to announce that the pre-orders for our upcoming book, Fundamentals of Creating a Great UI/UX”, are already available starting from this week. With this new project, we aim to provide reliable up-to-date information and best practices for web designers that are beginners or web developers who want to develop their skills and develop an eye for design, not just for code.
The Story Behind our Book
In 2014, Alexandru Paduraru and his team decided that it was time to create the development tools that would power businesses and individuals to create better-looking web projects worldwide. Later on, after 8 years of crafting the next generation’s web design tools, UI Kits, Admin Dashboards, and Mobile App Templates, we decided to give back from our know-how. Elisa Paduraru, the Chief Design Officer at Creative Tim, started to write our first UI/UX Book Guide based on our accumulated experience.
Elisa started to write the book in 2020 during pandemic isolation and after long days of working combined with book writing, she finished the first draft during the Christmas holidays. The book had a set of feedback sessions coming from the team members, especially from Alex Paduraru (Creative Tim’s co-founder). So at the beginning of this year, the writing process was finally done.
When we started talking about cover details with the talented designer Paul Virlan from Studio VRLN, we thought about our “evergreen content” and nature. The last one provides the perfect inspirational framework for people. When you think about nature, you see leaves, birds, trees, same as when you think about a website, and you imagine website elements, buttons, navbars, cards. The cover is also inspired by the Victorian design. The information we included in our book is complex, strong, and atemporal, the same as this style.
What does the book include?
Fundamentals of Creating a Great UI/UX by Creative Tim includes six parts (chapters) that walk the reader through the process of designing a website from the basic elements like buttons, cards to the macro elements like sections and pages.
After reading our book, you will learn how to Design & Use all the UI/UX design components for your Web Pages & Mobile Apps.
Now let’s see each chapter’s details:
Part 1: The Evolution Of Design – From hieroglyphs to glassmorphism, the first part of the book will help you better understand which events have substantially impacted the history of design, the evolution, and the trends over time until today.
Part 2: UI/UX Design Introduction – In this part, you will better understand UI Design and UX Design concepts, what each one works with, and the differences between them.
Part 3: The Anatomy Of The Elements- In this part, you will learn how to create elements such as buttons, inputs, shadows, color palettes, gradients, and more. You will also learn how to use icons or illustrations correctly.
Part 4: An Eye For UI/UX Design – All elements can create sections such as navbars, headers, features, cards, teams, tables, footers, and more. You will learn how to place the elements, what the “must-have” elements are, and what to avoid.
Part 5: Real-Life Applications – In this part, you will learn which sections should appear on different pages such as About Us, Profile Page, E-commerce, Blog Post, Rental Page, Sign In/Sign Up, Policies, or Admin Dashboard.
Part 6: Great Website Designs – The last part contains details about the evolution of some websites that respect the design rules, have elements that adapt their design according to the trend, and present a positive User Experience.
What is nice about our book is that it is not a theory book; we use the power of images and exemplification.
Curious about our book? We offer a free sample that will help you get the feel of it. Visit the official book page and sign up for the Free Preview!
Are you already interested? Pre-order our book now and get the lowest price!
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