Would you sign your website?

It’s been 15 years now since the first edition of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design was published. To celebrate that milestone, I thought I’d share a part of the story that I haven’t written about before—how I awkwardly collected signatures during my first trip to SXSW Interactive in 2007.

Fourth Edition

The Book Story Continues

It’s amazing to me that The Principles of Beautiful Web Design is now its fourth edition. I never imagined that my basic introduction to layout, color, texture, type, and imagery for the web would still be going strong after nearly 14 years. Alex Walker did a fantastic job giving the book a much-needed 2020 overhaul…

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… 

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