The Web Designer's Idea Book, Vol. 2
More of the Best Themes, Trends and Styles

Volume 2 includes more than 650 new websites arranged thematically, so you can easily find inspiration for your work. Sites are categorized by type, design element, styles and themes, structural styles, and structural elements. This new volume also includes a helpful chapter explaining basic design principles and how they can be applied online.

Basic design principle

Dig into the basic principles of design with a variety of samples to show how each element can be applied real work.

A catalogue of style

Captured here is a wide array of web design styles with a diverse collection of samples in each category. If you need inspiration, this is the place to start.

Stuffed with samples

Get inspired with more then 650 gorgeous websites categorized by various styles and themes. Find fresh ideas in this pool of samples spanning  diverse areas of the web.

Quotes from real readers

Design-based rather than code-heavy, it fills a gap between where technical books stop and client requests begin.

~ James Beswick

...this is a great source of inspiration for designers.

~ .net magazine

It's organized into very clever topics making it the perfect reference book. It's loaded with screenshots, screenshots, and more screenshots... just as before, but all new, and more recent.

~ Justin

I feel as though the author was reading my mind, picking only the best websites that truly are like interactive works of art. It is the cure to my designer's block!

~ M. Mitchell

It takes the best methods of organizing content from a variety of online galleries and combines them to create what could be the most well-thought-out source of design inspiration available.


I love this book. From the second it arrived, I've been pouring through the pages again and again.

~ FluidSign

It has been one of the most truly enjoyable books I have read and has given me tons of inspiration.

~ Brian

The cure to designer's block!

~ M. Mitchell

This book is a must for any web builder, new or veteran, who wants to produce relevant sites.

~ Jeremy Hinkel

It is very well presented and easy to navigate and has some cracking designs for a wide variety of websites whether its a corporate or clean designs. Highly recommended A+

~ Lee Harris

What a great book.

~ Peter Markiewicz

Good source for ideas if you're trying to lay out a site but you're not quite sure what it should look like yet.

~ Karl Vogel

If you want a book for inspiration ... this book is your best choice!

~ B. Nasser

It is not only a great resource for inspiration on any given topic but it also gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into the WHY IT WORKS of certain design styles. I think this is a book I will find myself returning to again and again.

~ Bryan Nichols

Lots of great ideas. Highly recommend it.

~ PK

When I saw that their was a round two to this wonderful book I could not wait to get my hands on it. I would just like to say BRAVO for a great second edition. I hope this series just keeps updating.

~ A. Reis

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