Derek Knox, a respected designer of user interfaces, recently completed a book geared towards web designers and visual artists who want to get into the more intricate aspects of coding. In essence, this book is ideal for web designers who wish to improve their development skills.
Coding for Designers is described by the author as a labor of love that took three years to complete. It is free to access online, and it is conveniently split into chapters that you can skip and bookmark for future reference. Knox wrote the book not just with designers in mind; if you are an absolute beginner who is not familiar with coding or web development, reading the entire book from the very first chapter will help you understand the world of programming for online audiences.
Web designers who wish to jump right into the topic of coding should begin with the third chapter, which explains how visual design often forgets about presenting information in a way that is congruent with user interfaces.