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Styling with CSS a designers guide
by Charles Wyke-Smith – ISBN 0-321-30525-6
Just published, reading a review copy at the moment – looks like a really useful book for designers new to CSS, takes you through all the nuances with a careful step by step and clear explanation. Looks like an essential buy.
TonyCrockford – 19/7/05
CSS Mastery (Advanced Web Standards Solutions)
by Andy Budd – ISBN 1-59059-614-5
A recent publication, this book sets out to provide a good guide to solving typical CSS issues and questions, and does it extremely well. Rather than provide a single “correct” solution, Budd (with input from his cowriters Cameron Moll and Simon Collison) provides a selection of the latest and best approaches to implementing CSS, especially regarding browser inconsistencies and accessibility, and explains the merits of each approach. Although there are sections dedicated to hacks and fixes, Budd’s approach tends towards the simpler solutions. Chapters include a quick CSS refresher/foundation, before moving onto various smart solutions with regard to the layouts, images, forms, tables, rollovers and so on. The supplied techniques are all clearly explained and intelligently discussed, and typically provide the reader with a number of solutions to suit different purposes. This is without doubt the most helpful CSS book I have read, and I highly recommend it to anyone. Some basic familiarity with CSS is recommended prior to reading this book, but the first chapters do provide a good overview.
AdamDyson – 18/4/06
the graphic language of neville brody 2
by jon wozencroft – ISBN 0-500-2770-2
packed full of very inspiring designs
chris – 20/7/05
The Non-Designer’s Design Book
by Robin Williams – ISBN 0-321-19385-7
Covers the basics of print layout and typography, some of which is very relevant to web layout and typography. Recommended for those, like me, who know programming but never did much design. You’ll avoid center-aligned text once you’ve read this!
AnthonyCartmell – 21/7/05
Web Design in a Nutshell
by Jennifer Niederst – ISBN 0-596-00196-7
The second edition has been out a while now, but this book is still a brilliant desk reference for those designing for the web. It covers pretty much everything from browsers and accessibility to CSS, XHTML and WAP, and pretty much everything in between. It’s usually the book I reach for when trying to find out (or remember) how to do something.
AdamDyson – 21/7/05
Webmaster in a Nutshell
by Stephen Spainhour and Robert Eckstein – ISBN 0-596-00357-9
AdamDyson – 21/7/05
by Steven Gould – ISBN: 0765342286
An oldie but a goodie, recommended to me recently. Thoroughly enjoyable sci-fi about teleportation, no wool products involved.
by Steven Gould – ISBN: 0312864213
Sequel to the above book, recently published. Continues the thread (no pun intended) where the last book left off (kinda).
George Hazlewood – 20/07/2005