This little book is about graphic design. It’s a book about the craft of graphic design practice as applied to the web. It’s not a book about CSS or Usability. I may well touch on those subjects throughout, but only to support a point I’m making in relation to design. Web design should use the principles of graphic design, but the topic of web design tends to focus on web standards, browser technology, user behaviour and backend development. Many web design books touch on some elements of graphic design, but they usually address the subject briefly and superficially. Even most graphic design books just show pretty pictures of other people’s work. There are not enough books outlining the principles, practicalities and tools of the graphic design trade.