The New Homes of Five Simple Steps Books
With the aquisition of Mark Boulton Design by Monotype, its publishing operation, Five Simple Steps, shut down and returned all the book rights to their respective authors. And then it was run for a little longer, by Craig & Amy, but then… sadly no more.
So should you want to buy these fonts of knowledge where should you go?
Authors are doing a variety of things with their books, some are freeing the content, some linking with distributors, some (like me) are selling them direct.
Here’s the list.
A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web by Mark Boulton
A Practical Guide to Designing with Data by Brian Suda
A Practical Guide to Information Architecture by Donna Spencer
A Practical Guide to Designing the Invisible by Robert Mills
A Practical Guide to Managing Web Projects by Brendan Knowlton
A Practical Guide to Web App Success by Dan Zambonini
Hardboiled Web Design by Andy Clarke
The Icon Handbook by Jon Hicks
Creating symbol fonts by Brian Suda
Psychology for designers by Joe Leech
The craft of words: Macrocopy by The Standardistas
CSS3 layout modules by Rachel Andrew
Interviewing for research by Andrew Travers
Combining typefaces by Tim Brown
Usability of web photos by James Chudley
The craft of words: Microcopy by The Standardistas
Colour accessibility by Geri Coady
Design evolution by Josh Long
Web Performance by Andy Davies
Experiments for Designers by Colin McFarland
International User Research by Chui Chui Tan
Front End Style Guides by Anna Debenham
There’s also Future Simple Steps.
As I write, authors are frantically sorting themselves out, so if more books appear… let me know @andycroll.
An aside, we’re trying to get google-juice-friendly redirects sorted from the old URLs to the new ones, for now… this’ll have to do.
Last updated on April 13th, 2014 by @andycroll