Smashing Magazine has just released their third Smashing Book, Smashing Book #3: Redesign the Web, featuring all-new content for web designers and developers.
This book differs from the previous two books in that it has a distinct theme throughout: redesigning websites.
Contributors to this...
Content strategy has increasingly become a part of the web design conversation and in large part due to Kristina Halvorson, who has become a noted content advocate and activist.
Kristina is the founder and president of Brain Traffic, an agency specializing in content strategy and writing for the web, author of the groundbreaking book, Content Strategy for the Web, and a frequent speaker at web design conferences worldwide. Over the past months, she and co-author, Melissa Rach, have been hard at work on the second edition of the book which is due out on New Riders in February...
Today we have another awesome giveaway for all WDD readers where you can win 1 of 5 copies being given away of The Book of CSS3
As you know, CSS3 is the technology behind most of the eye-catching visuals you see on the Web today, but the official documentation can be dry and hard to follow and browser implementations are scattershot at best.
This is where Peter Gasston’s latest book can come in really handy. The Book of CSS3 translates the dense technical language of the CSS3 specification into plain English and shows you what CSS3 can do right now, in all major browsers.
In February, Smashing Magazine officially released their latest print book project, The Smashing Book 2, and they were kind enough to send me a review copy at no charge.
This review is not a paid review, nor is it influenced in any way by Webdesigner Depot or Smashing Magazine.
Although this review does give the book some valuable exposure, this is primarily going to be a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the book.
Thus, I won’t be reviewing the contents...
The second installment of The Web Designer’s Idea Book takes the best methods of organizing content from a variety of online galleries and combines them to create what could be the most well-thought-out source of design inspiration available.
This book provides a great compilation of the best themes, trends and styles in today’s web design.
We reviewed this book a while back on WDD and you can read our full review...
Threadless is an amazing megastore for design T-shirts. Their community submits designs online which are then voted on, and the best ones are selected to be printed and sold through their store.
The designs are truly amazing. I’ve bought several of their T-shirts through their online store and they’re really great!
They recently released their 10th anniversary book. The book features 300 of the best designs year-by-year, with killer graphics from the likes of Si Scott, Olly Moss, Geoff, McFetridge and many others, as well as interviews with designers and lots of other juicy stuff...
WordPress continues to dominate the blogging market as publishers continue to embrace the platform to get their content on the web.
You can make the most of WordPress by learning as much as you can about it and this is why you’ll love today’s giveaway.
Que’s publishing has a long and reputable history for great books and they have recently announced the USING series of books.
They’re more than just books, as they include step-by-step video tutorials, audio sidebars and web content...
As far as web design literature goes, I think it’s safe to say that 2010 has been the year of HTML5 books.
While a number of titles have been incorporating CSS3 into their content since before 2010, this year has seen major book releases that are focused primarily on HTML5.
So I was pretty excited when Mark Pilgrim sent out a tweet offering free review copies of his new HTML5 book HTML5: Up and Running, courtesy of O’Reilly Media. He responded to my email the same day, and the book arrived shortly thereafter.
Overall, I can say that I was relieved that I really enjoyed the book, and can see myself using it regularly to reference a number of HTML5-related topics — especially some of those that I wasn’t already familiar with.
I have to admit, the idea of a book that aims to inspire web designers with example websites seemed a little repetitive to me when I first thought about it.
After all, there are dozens of excellent galleries out there online that we can access for free, that are updated on a daily or at least weekly basis.
Could a book compete with that? Or would it just be filled with the same sites we’ve all seen in every gallery and design roundup out there.
As someone who studies design galleries and roundups on an almost daily basis, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the majority of the designs included in The Web Designer’s Idea Book, Volume...
If you’re new to creating website designs using Photoshop, learning to transform those .PSD files into semantic, standards-compliant CSS and HTML files can be a bit intimidating.
After all, there are plenty of great services out there that can slice up and code your files for you. But there are those cases when you may prefer to slice those designs by yourself.
That’s where From Photoshop to HTML: How to Slice Your Designs Like a Pro...
We’re finally ready with the results of last week’s giveaway, where we’re giving away 5 copies of Radim Malinic’s new book called #Three.
As you probably know by now, Radim is the illustrator of the awesome graphics that you see in the header and footer of Webdesigner Depot.
The book features Radim’s designs from the past 18 months, both in detail and in real-world settings.
All winners were chosen at random and...