How to be a better web designer in three easy steps

Three things every person in the web business should do.

  1. Read the HTML5 Spec for Web Authors

    This is a rather nice concise version of the full-on implementors guide, which can be a bit heavy.

  2. Read the Current CSS Specs

    No such "spec for authors" version of the CSS spec. It's not even all in one document :| Still required reading though, especially the stable sections.


    But if you really want one, it could be “go make great websites based on what you’ve read”. Alternatively, read Mozilla’s JavaScript Reference. Or if you want to go back to basics, try the HTTP/1.1 Spec, that’s quite interesting.