The Zen of CSS design
The Zen of CSS design book is, to put it mildly, one of the best books based on CSS design and web standards. It’s a must have for both amateur / hobbyists and advanced / professional web designers, since it combines great CSS tips and techniques with essential web design practices.
I bought it some weeks ago, and I must say that I had to restrain myself from reading it from cover to cover in just one session. A classy, elegant book graced by simple writing, easy and pleasant to read.
Things I Loved
- The abundance of clear explanatory images which illustrate the book.
- The numerous links to online resources which include some real gems.
- The elegant and classy pages, subtle colours and typography which urges you to read the book.
- The structure and division of content, which covers all major aspects of current web design.
- The gazillion of creative ideas that spawn in your mind after reading just one section of the book.
Things I’m Sceptical About
- The size of the book, a bit unpractical and uneasy.
- The lack of actual guidance, since the book is a collection of hints ‘n’ tips and not a hands-on tutorial.
- The language used may cause difficulties to non-native english speakers, in some parts.
As you too can see, it is difficult to spot any weak points in that book. It’s a must-have for any dedicated CSS fan, so if you’re into web standards, go buy it now.