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…

On the Air

I believe it was Dustin Diaz who first introduced me to the Boagworld podcast back in early 2006. Since then, I’ve been enjoying the intelligent, witty, and entertaining banter between Paul Boag and his co-host Marcus Lillington about all things related to website design and development. Needless to say I… 

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… 

I Don’t Give a Fish

I don’t know if I’ve said this lately, but I love designing for the web. It’s fun for me. Some people like playing video games or tending to their bonsai trees in their spare time, but I’m a design nerd. If I’m not spending time with Ames or working on… 

Slashdot Book Review

I spent most of the day Saturday driving around to each of the Barnes & Nobles, Books-A-Millions, and Waldenbooks in the greater Columbia area handing out book-themed business cards to the store managers, and asking them to put a few copies of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design on their… 

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