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…

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… 

Principles of Beautiful Web Design

It has been just over 6 months since The Principles of Beautiful Webdesign hit the shelves and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Even as I was revising the final chapter back in October/November, I had no idea how well it would be received. After four printings, over 50 feedback… 

Jammin in the Kitchen

Ames and I have done a lot of DIY home improvement projects over the last couple years, but we’re just now about knee deep in one of our biggest projects yet, a full Ikea kitchen remodel. We’ve had our entire kitchen mapped out using Ikea’s kitchen planner tool software for… 

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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