+$When it comes to free ebooks, recent years have seen a lot to offer. Of course, there's always been a healthy market for design written by experts, and this isn't likely to change any time soon. Sometimes there's just no substitute for splashing your cash and getting high quality content in return.
+$But there's a growing movement towards free and 'freemium' content on the web. And the quality of the content is often on a par with the books you'd part with cash for. Clearly nobody can afford to print and distribute free physical books, but in this age of tablets, smartphones and laptops the electronic book offers a fantastic, and very cheap, way to spread this content. If you do have some cash to spare, take a minute to browse our guide to the best平面设计书籍+$– you can be sure you won't be wasting your money.
+$So, what content can you get for free in the field of design? A quick search on your favourite search engine will reveal hundreds of free ebook offerings, making it difficult to sift the wheat from the chaff. But we've saved you the trouble, so here goes...
+$01. Everything There Is To Know About Logo Design
+$Logo design is one of those apparently simple areas of graphic design that actually contains many subtle nuances. To walk you through what makes for a good logo, including how to incorporate colours and typography, download Blue Soda Promo's free ebook,+$Everything There Is To Know About Logo Design。
+$Running at a trim 25 pages, this free ebook will quickly fill you in on everything you need to consider when creating a graphic to represent either your brand or that of a client.
+$02. Pay Me or Else!
+$Sooner or later, every designer is going to come up against a client who, for whatever reason, won't pay up come invoice time. Lior Frenkel fromNuSchool+$has been in this situation plenty of times, so he's written a book,+$Pay Me or Else!+$, on how to deal with such clients.
+$It's broken up into three parts: the first is about the best tactics for getting clients to pay up, the second looks into why clients don't pay, and the third part covers strategies for avoiding bad clients and working in a way that covers you in almost every situation.
+$03. Attention-Driven Design
+$Attention, says Oli Gardner, is a limited resource; every link and banner you add to a web page, while serving a purpose, also serves to distract your users and deplete their mental energy. If you want to eliminate unwanted distractions from your websites, his book+$Attention-Drive Design+$hopes to help you out.
+$In it, Gardner outlines techniques for achieving visual simplicity through psychology and interaction design, with plenty of real-life examples to help you ramp up your conversion rate.
+$04. The Shape of Design
+$Starting life as a talk in 2010, Frank Chimero's self-published设计的形状+$was an early design community Kickstarter success, getting funded on its first day, and has since become essential foundational reading, not just in design education but in other creative practices, too.
+$05. The DesignBetter.co library
+$Why settle for just one free ebook when you can have three?DesignBetter.co库+$from InVision aims to help you build a strong design practice.
这本权威书籍由Aarron Walter和Eli Woolery撰写，探讨了最佳公司如何处理产品设计，设计思维，设计领导等问题。
+$06. 50 Must Read Tips From Designers, To Designers
+$It also promises to reveal which fonts the designers never use. Is it Comic Sans? Helvetica? We guess you'll have to download the+$50 Must Read Tips From Designers, To Designers eBook+$to find out. Route 1 offers a whole range of ebooks for designers in fact, including The Freelancer’s Bible (below) and设计喜剧：如何应对客户地狱的9个阶段。
+$07. Brand House Book
在里面品牌屋书+$, Lindeback aims to make branding tangible by comparing it to building a house. He breaks it down into six manageable stages – dreaming, planning, starting work, designing, building and finally getting the details right – with a branding summary at the end of each stage, setting out all the important issues to think through in your brand building process.
+$08. The Practical Interaction Design Bundle
交互设计最佳实践的第1卷和第2卷将带您了解与交互设计的有形性相关的技术，理论和最佳实践 - 单词，视觉和空间 - 而第2卷则涉及无形资产：时间，响应和行为。
+$Topping off the bundle is Consistency in UI Design, covering how and when to maintain consistency in your design, and when to break it to draw attention to elements - without suffering the drawbacks.
+$09. An Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
+$If you're after a beginner-friendly guide to getting started with Photoshop, this free ebook by Steve Bark,Adobe Photoshop简介+$, will explain the fundamentals for you, from panels and tools to layers and basic printing.
+$10. The Building Blocks of Visual Hierarchy
+$If you're designing for the web and want your layouts and interfaces to be accessible and visually intuitive,Visual Hierarchy的构建块+$from UXPin is an invaluable resource.
+$This free ebook explains how size, colours, space, layout, and style affect visual understanding, provides tips for designing clear visual hierarchies, and includes 18 examples of great sites including MailChimp and RelateIQ.
+$11. The Freelancer's Bible
+$Whether you're already freelance or thinking of making the jump,自由职业者的圣经+$from Route One Print is full of useful freelance advice. It includes tips on how to market your business, find your USP, licence your work, manage client relationships, complete tax returns and much more.
+$12. Flat Design & Colors
免费电子书平面设计和颜色+$by UXPin dives deep into the most powerful techniques for creating highly usable yet visually interesting web designs.
+$13. Houdini Foundations
如果你想增加一点点3D艺术+$to Your Designs,胡迪尼基金会+$will help get you started. With this free ebook you'll learn all about the tools and techniques you will use as a Houdini artists, then run through three lessons that teach you how to build simple projects from scratch.
+$14. Design's Iron Fist
Jarrod Drysdale+$is a designer writer who focuses his articles on getting the best out of your work.设计的铁拳+$is a sort of continuation of his previous book Bootstrapping Design (now discontinued), in which he collects all of his previous essays into one, free ebook.
+$16. The Creative Aid Handbook
+$Created by Kooroo Kooroo,创意援助是一本充满灵感的免费书籍封面，今天可以下载。
+$17. Type Classification EBook
+$This excellent 27-page ebook details the 10 key classifications for typography, providing the basic understanding you'll need to gain a grasp of the fundamentals of type selection. The类型分类电子书+$covers a brief history for each of the classifications, as well as the core characteristics of the style.
+$18. Creative Suite Printing Guide
+$19. Graphic Design for Non-profit Organizations
非营利组织的平面设计+$focuses mainly on design and best practices for non-profit organizations, but the content is a great resource in general and the teachings can be applied pretty much anywhere.
+$20. The Design Funnel
+$Seeing us out is a manifesto from theChangeThis.com网站。设计漏斗+$from author Stephen Hay provides a methodology for converting client input (which may often be extremely vague!) into a meaningful design approach. This free PDF offers a personal insight into the process, demonstrating its value.