Tag: book

Designing Web Navigation Book Review

The navigation design for a website is a big deal. I surf the Internet, and it seems to me that everyone would be quite a bit better off had more Web designers taken the time to read a book like this. Site navigation is the primary way readers are able to interact with information presented in a website. Therefore, a site navigation deserves to have some serious thought behind it. Designing Web Navigation by James Kalbach is an extensive resource on this very subject.

Posted: January 21, 2008

Web Standards Creativity Book Review

Web Standards Creativity is a great book put together by 10 of the most known Web designers and developers in the industry.

Posted: November 05, 2007

PHP, MySQL, and Contact Management: Contacts 0.1

Contacts is a free and open source (FOSS) contact management Web application running on PHP and MySQL

Posted: October 22, 2007

Accelerated DOM Scripting Book Review

What’s great about Accelerated DOM Scripting by Jonathan Snook, is that in the end, there is no doubt about it that JavaScript libraries aren’t what make the magic happen; the JavaScript does. I’m really thrilled to have read this book and absolutely recommend you add it to your library.

Posted: October 15, 2007

Mobile Web Design Book Review

I would absolutely recommend this book to any Web developer who is currently building websites. The mobile Web will continue to grow and it is important that professionals have a grasp on the pros and cons of the environment. This book is one of the few which focuses specifically on this subject, and in my opinion will become a staple read.

Posted: September 10, 2007

Designing the Obvious – Book Review

Designing the Obvious can be put in same ring as the excellent resource Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug, Defensive Design for the Web by Matthew Linderman with Jason Fried, as well as Prioritizing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger.

Posted: August 06, 2007

Textpattern Solutions Book Review

As an introduction to Textpattern, Textpattern Solutions by Kevin Potts, Robert Sable, and Nathan Smith with Mary Fredborg & Cody Lindley is a fantastic way to learn how to use Textpattern. I’m very glad I was able to use this book as a guide. The language used is very easy to read, and the book was well thought out and detailed.

Posted: July 16, 2007

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design Book Review

I think The Principles of Beautiful Web Design by Jason Beaird is a great book to read for those who wish to start off on the right foot when it comes to Web design. It’s also a good read for designers who would like to research improving their current methods by reading a book written by someone who has excelled in the medium.

Posted: April 30, 2007

Thinking with Type Book Review

Effectively working with type is a craft in and of itself. Having the ability to use typography to solidify a design is something I hold in high regard as an admirable talent. There is a rich history behind the art of type and Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton goes to great lengths to describe much of that history.

Posted: April 16, 2007

Bulletproof Ajax Book Review

There’s a lot more to Ajax than the buzzword it has become recently. It has generated some serious usability and accessibility discussion to go along with all of the innovative applications it’s been involved with. Bulletproof Ajax by Jeremy Keith aims to start you off right with best practices surrounding this new technique.

Posted: March 05, 2007