Category Archive: Books

News, thoughts, advice & some opinions

Adaptive Web Design, book review

Adaptive Web Design by Aaron Gustafson

Adaptive Web Design Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement – a (very good) book by Aaron Gustafson I learned to code and build websites years ago, but every now and then it’s good to take stock and read a book about it. One such book that is a very good read is Adaptive Web Design […]

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Write post about checklists. Done.

The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande

I found myself on a plane for seven hours the other day, as you do, and I passed the time reading what turned out to be a very good book: The Checklist Manifesto, How to get things right by Atul Gawande. It’s about checklists. More precisely how having a checklist for the things you do […]

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Execute: a book about acting on your ideas

Attending a book club when you haven’t read the book is probably not the right way. In my defence: I saw the movie. The book club in question was a small gathering of four web designers discussing Execute, a book by Drew Wilson and Josh Long. The book was “executed” in an eight day sprint […]

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Type Matters!

Type Matters! by Jim Williams

A few months ago at New Adventures in Nottingham Jon Tan said this: “Type shapes our experience. It paints pictures that echo in our minds long after we left.” The gist of that quote is pretty much what Type Matters is about. The book, by author Jim Williams, is a collection of examples of how […]

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An hour of your time to learn something new

The practice of long blog posts might have been replaced by shorter tweets, but judging by the amount of books and magazines being published in the web design world there is still a hunger for writing long form. Five Simple Steps recently added a series of small pocket guides to the mix. Each little ebook […]

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Just My Type

Just My Type, a book about fonts by Simon Garfield

Just My Type is an entertaining history about fonts and typefaces (I finally know the difference between them) and gives an insight in the people behind the fonts we use today, the era in which they were created, for what purpose and how printing has evolved since Gutenberg.

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