Second Edition

The first edition of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design hit the shelves in late February of 2007. Considering that I started writing the first chapter in May of 2006, much of the content is now over 4 years old. That’s a long time, and when we’re talking about web design, that’s a *really* long time. In fact, there’s not a single screenshot example in the book that hasn’t changed significantly since it was first published.

In defiance of its age though, the book has continued to be one of Sitepoint’s bestselling titles and sold over 10,000 copies during the second half of 2009 alone. How could a tech book, nearly 3 years past its prime continue to sell? Well, it’s not really a tech book…

Fresher Styles

As I mentioned in my previous book review, a sequel to one of my favorite web design books of all time was published in late December and I didn’t even know. Curt Cloninger’s Fresher Styles for Web Designers: More Eye Candy from the Underground is a book I’ve been patiently… 

The Web Designers Idea Book

As a web design author, I often get asked what books I recommend. This of course depends on who is asking and what they want to learn, but one book I often pass along is Curt Cloninger’s original* Fresh Styles for Web Designers from 2001. The specific design examples are… 

Hardcover

I’m a little late with this announcement, but better late than never I guess. Sitepoint printed a limited number of “Hardcover Signature Editions” of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design! They’re going to start shipping the these babies on Dec. 17th and there is apparently only 50 left, so get’em… 

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