Mobile Usability

Mobile Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Raluca Budiu is a disappointing book with few real insights and some usability problems of its own.

JavaScript Patterns

JavaScript Patterns is a straightforward, densely packed book of patterns for writing maintainable, extensible, and performant JavaScript.

Javascript: The Good Parts

Javascript: The Good Parts is an excellent book on Javascript for certain audiences.

The Mobile Frontier

I would recommend Rachel Hinman’s The Mobile Frontier to anyone planning a mobile user experience in the near future.

Master Mobile Web Apps with jQuery Mobile, Third Edition

I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to get start building web and native-like apps with jQuery Mobile.

Designing with the Mind in Mind

This is a solid primer on design guidelines and their basis in human perception and cognition, but for experienced designers it covers mostly familiar territory.

Eyetracking Web Usability

This book shows that, for the most part, it’s difficult to abstract away from specific users tackling specific tasks on specific websites to draw useful, general conclusions from eyetracking data.

Designing for Emotion

This book convinced me that if you aren’t designing for emotion, you aren’t designing for humans. Appealing to users’ human psyche fuels and communicates usability, reliability, and functionality.

Forms that Work

Anyone who builds forms on the web can benefit from this book, especially developers working on long, complex forms.

Responsive Web Design

The most useful nuggets in this book can be gleaned by reading up on media queries and mobile-first design online, then experimenting on your own.

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