I was checking out some of the new web-design books at the local bookstore when I came across Before & After: How to Design Cool Stuff by John McWade. The title of the book and look of the cover made me cringe a little, but I took a moment to browse through the book.
A bit to my surprise, the book looked awesome. Skimming the book revealed tips, tricks, and advice about, well, how to design cool stuff. There were sections about color, layout, typography, how to size graphics, and other related design-related topics.
The sticker price was a whopping $40, which seems like a lot for a 240-page book, but luckily the online and Kindle e-book prices are much more reasonable. Amazon provides a free first-chapter preview, but you may find it more rewarding to check out the book at your local bookseller.