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…

Photoshop to Website

It’s been over a year and a half since my book hit the shelves, but I am still getting a lot of email feedback. I’ve gotten 4 so far in the last week. I can’t really complain because most of it is very positive, but a lot of email means… 

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… 

Labor Days

My first headline idea for this post was “Grids are good and how to lay tile on them” as that’s where my mind has been for the past week. Ames’ parents came up on the Thursday evening before labor day to help us lay tile in our house. Her dad… 

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