Do you need to learn how to build responsive websites? Investing some time reading a well-written book will help you get the job done efficiently.

This is a list of my responsive design book recommendations for you.

1. Responsive Web Design

Book cover of Responsive Web Design

This is a must-read responsive web design book. It’s written by the person who conceptualized the idea of responsive web design, Ethan Marcotte.

I like books by A Book Apart in general for many reasons: the content is impeccably flawless, the witty conversational tone makes them easy to read, and they’re geared towards people who already know how to build websites, which leads to an information-dense and concise book you can read over a weekend.

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2. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3

Book cover of Responsive Design Workflow

This book is pragmatic and facilitates a hands-on learning style. It’s not a 900-page technical reference manual: It focuses on the most useful and widely applicable HTML5 and CSS3 features, such as advanced selectors and media queries. This is a great book for learning responsive web design, HTML and CSS3 all at the same time.

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3. Responsive Design Workflow

Book cover of Responsive Design Workflow

Designing with mobile devices in mind has drastically changed the way we need to approach the build process of websites. Static mockups and the conventional Photoshop-to-HTML workflow aren’t efficient anymore because we’re designing for an endless amount of contexts. If you’re struggling with the new demands of building modern websites, get this book.

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4. Responsive Design with WordPress

Book cover of Responsive Design with WordPress

This is a useful book for web developers who use WordPress as their preferred CMS. With WordPress being the most popular online publishing platform, this book is relevant to many of us.

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5. Implementing Responsive Design

Book cover of Implementing Responsive Design

Similar to Responsive Design Workflow, this book gives you a practical process for adopting responsive design into your web design projects. From planning to optimizing your responsive site, this book’s got your back.

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To find more web design books to read, check out my older post: 5 Great Books for Learning Web Design the Right Way

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder of Design Instruct. Join him on Twitter @sixrevisions