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Web books initiatives

A list of different initiatives of web books, listed chronologically (creation dates).

Definition of the web book concept

A web book, or webbook, is a book readable in a browser: a collection of organised documents, structured in parts (like chapters), with some navigation tools (like a table of contents or TOC), readable on the web and linkable. There are different levels of technological efficiency: mobile friendly (aka responsive), offline readable, Progressive Web Application (PWA), etc.

Documentation

Behind this list, a french article about the web book concept: Le livre web, une autre forme du livre numérique by Antoine Fauchié, october 24th 2016.

List of web book initiatives

Adaptive Web Design, First Edition, Aaron Gustafson, 2011 [en]

A book about the progressive enhancement philosophy.
https://adaptivewebdesign.info/1st-edition/read/

responsive offline readable Progressive Web Application

HTML5 For Web Designers, Jeremy Keith, 2011 [en]

A book about HTML5.
https://html5forwebdesigners.com/

Informations about the project

responsive offline readable Progressive Web Application

The Shape of Design, Frank Chimero, 2012 [en]

A book about design.
http://read.shapeofdesignbook.com/

responsive

Getting Started With MailChimp, MailChimp, 2013 [en]

A guide about MailChimp, the email marketing service.
https://mailchimp.com/resources/guides/getting-started-with-mailchimp/html/

MailChimp makes available a serie of guides, they are all web books: https://mailchimp.com/resources/guides/

responsive one page

High Performance Browser Networking, Ilya Grigorik, 2013 [en]

A book about browser performance.
https://hpbn.co/

responsive offline readable Progressive Web Application

Practical Typography, Matthew Butterick, 2013 [en]

A book about (practical) typography.
http://practicaltypography.com/

responsive

Designing for the Web, Mark Boulton, 2014 [en]

A book about web design, or designing for the web.
http://designingfortheweb.co.uk/

responsive EPUB

Eloquent JavaScript, Marijn Haverbeke, 2014 [en]

A book about JavaScript.
http://eloquentjavascript.net/

responsive

From Papyrus to Pixels, The Economist, 2014 [en]

A book about the future of the book.
http://www.economist.com/news/essays/21623373-which-something-old-and-powerful-encountered-vault

responsive audio version skeuomorphism

Greek and Roman Political Ideas, Melissa Lane, 2014 [en]

A book about politic.
https://www.pelicanbooks.com/greek-and-roman-political-ideas

Other web books in the Pelican collection: https://www.pelicanbooks.com/

responsive paywall

Le design des programmes, Anthony Masure, 2014 [fr]

Doctoral thesis of Anthony Masure.
http://www.softphd.com/

responsive

Radius, 2014 [fr]

A collective and fictional book by the french publisher Walrus.
http://www.radius-experience.com/

responsive paywall

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web, Richard Rutter, 2014 [en]

A book about web typography.
http://webtypography.net/

responsive

Atom Flight Manual, Atom, 2015 [en]

A guide about the text/code editor Atom.io.
http://flight-manual.atom.io/

modifications open

Atomic Design, Brad Frost, 2015 [en]

A book about atomic design, a process of design from Brad Frost.
http://atomicdesign.bradfrost.com/

Repository.

responsive modifications open

Le livre 010101, Marie Lebert, 2015 [fr]

A book about ebook history.
https://www.010101book.net/fr/

Informations about the project, source files.

responsive offline readable

Professional Web Typography, Donny Truong, 2015 [en]

A book about web typography.
https://prowebtype.com/

responsive offline readable Progressive Web Application

Sass Guidelines, Hugo Giraudel, 2015 [en+fr+...]

A book about Sass, in many languages.
https://sass-guidelin.es/

Source files.

responsive one page modifications open

Startup Playbook, Sam Altman, 2015 [en]

A book about how to build a startup.
http://playbook.samaltman.com/

responsive

Designing for Performance, Lara Callender Hogan, 2016 [en]

A book about design and performance.
http://designingforperformance.com/

An article about the book's design process.

responsive

Introduction to Metadata, Third Edition, Edited by Murtha Baca, 2016 [en]

A book about metadata.
http://www.getty.edu/publications/intrometadata/

Informations about the Getty Publications' workflow

responsive

MaintainableCSS, Adam Silver, 2016 [en]

A book about writing modular, scalable, and maintainable CSS.
http://maintainablecss.com/

responsive

Node.js, Bonnes pratiques pour la programmation JavaScript applicative, universelle et modulaire, Thomas Parisot, 2016 [fr]

A book about Node.js.
https://oncletom.io/node.js

responsive modifications open

Resilient web design, Jeremy Keith, 2016 [fr]

A book about web design.
https://resilientwebdesign.com/

Informations about the project, source files.

responsive offline readable Progressive Web Application modifications open EPUB

Typography Handbook, Kenneth Wang, 2016 [en]

A book about best web typographic practices.
http://typographyhandbook.com/

responsive one page

Un petit livre à l'usage des parents, pour mieux comprendre leurs enfants à travers les jeux., De la part de Lego, 2016 [fr]

Digitization of a Lego manual by Thomas Gasc.
http://lego.methylbro.fr/

Informations about the project.

responsive one page digitization

Vietnamese typography, Donny Truong, 2016 [en]

A book about vietnamese typography.
https://vietnamesetypography.com/

responsive offline readable

Programming Design Systems, Rune Madsen

A book about "the new foundations of graphic design".
https://programmingdesignsystems.com/

Source files

responsive modifications open

Seeing Theory, A visual introduction to probability and statistics, Daniel Kunin, 2017 [en]

A book about statistics and design.
http://students.brown.edu/seeing-theory/

interactive modifications open

Site Reliability Engineering, Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff and Niall Richard Murphy, 2017 [en]

A book about "Site Reliability Engineering", published by O'Reilly Media.
https://landing.google.com/sre/book.html

responsive

Web Push Book, Matt Gaunt, 2017 [en]

A book about web push notifications.
https://web-push-book.gauntface.com/

responsive modifications open

Licence

CC BY-SA