I've been looking through the site recommendations and other people's posts requesting beginner's design books but have yet to find anything that meets my specific tastes.
I'm not looking to make complicated killer graphics with illustrator, I'm not looking to learn general design theory, and im not looking for tutorials on how to code css
What I need is a book which teaches design principles with a focus heavily oriented on pragmatic components of websites. Like, the kind of book which will hold my hand through gaining a designer's eye for styling a form from start to finish, or a landing page, main content pages, etc.
I know css and can work with illustrator, but when it comes time to design a site i stare at a blank page and just get either no or the worst ideas.
So is there anything that teaches web design principles by working through examples of several modern looking sites that actually look good?