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Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design
4.02
it was ok
It's a very one-sided book. Sure, it offers a ton of nice advice on how to make things simpler, but NOT everything needs to be simpler. Some of the ex ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
 
Modular Web Design: Creating Reusable Components for User Experience Design
3.71
liked it
This book focuses mostly on graphical design and would be most beneficial to those who create wireframes and visual designs, not developers dealing wi ...more
May 10, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
Html5 Advertising
3.50
it was amazing
Very insightful and detailed look into modern advertising. The book contains an amazing amount of information on setup of ads, from legalities to tech ...more
May 13, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
Practical HTML5 Projects
2.75
did not like it
Possibly the worst book written on the subject. It's a total joke.

- The author seems to have teleported into modern times straight from 2001. Most of
...more
Oct 09, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
 
Designing with Web Standards
4.12
it was ok
I heard this book was like web standards Bible. Well... Let's just say I was seriously underwhelmed. Sure enough, it came out a long time ago, when we ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
 
The Web Designer's Idea Book, Volume 3: Inspiration from Today's Best Web Design Trends, Themes and Styles
3.96
really liked it
First half of the book is an extremely short introduction to design patterns. The latter lightly touches on information architecture, modular design a ...more
May 17, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
Head First Ajax
3.45
did not like it
This book is old (2008) and it shows. The most jarring thing is that AJAX itself, as in asynchronous request, constitutes only a small part of this bo ...more
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
 
Building Flash Web Sites for Dummies
2.88
did not like it
This book is a joke. I don't know who it is directed to - there's too much beginner stuff for Flash developers who want to dabble in full-fledged web ...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
Responsive & Fast : Implementing High-Performance Responsive Design
3.67
liked it
Compilation of RWD optimization knowledge. It's a good book to push at people who are getting into RWD and are working on big websites, but if you hav ...more
Jan 11, 2015
Jan 06, 2015
 
Creating a Web Site with Flash CS3 Professional: Visual QuickProject Guide
2.86
it was ok
150 pages documenting the process of designing a medium-difficulty website in Flash CS3. The author doesn't show anything that isn't directly required ...more
Sep 30, 2009
Sep 27, 2009
 
Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3
3.81
it was ok
This book falls under the "teach concept by walkthrough" category. It presents the application of responsive design via designing and developing a web ...more
May 12, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
Sexy Web Design
3.62
liked it
I had high hopes for this book. I bought it expecting it to be - as advertised - an easy to digest yet informative and competent design manual, going ...more
May 07, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog
3.77
it was amazing
Excellent book on Wordpress. Very technical, with tons of code and more advanced examples than what seems to be the standard technical book fare. Them ...more
Jun 04, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites
3.75
it was ok
Very general, not nearly enough detail and examples. It just skims the surface; after reading several books on web standards, I'm starting to feel tha ...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
 
HTML5 Mobile Development Cookbook
3.33
it was amazing
The best book about mobile web development by far. It wastes no time on preaching and explaining how awesome mobile is and delves right into the inter ...more
May 09, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works
4.07
liked it
I hoped for a comprehensive batch of guidelines for writing good content for the web. What I got was a rehash of what I had already known from other s ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
3.92
really liked it
This is the ultimate reference when it comes to accessibility for impaired users. There are essentially three main sections:
1) understanding accessibi
...more
Feb 17, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
 
GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers
3.52
it was ok
Not really a review, just some personal thoughts.

This book is a valuable resource and provides the proper theory for GUI design. I felt some examples
...more
Nov 03, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
 
Pro Html5 Performance
3.17
it was ok
This book reminds me of a technical university thesis. First half discusses performance factors in theory - nothing as insightful as Steve Sounders bo ...more
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
 
Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich Interactions
3.90
really liked it
I bought this book because I thought it would be about designing interfaces, aka general information and theory sprinkled with design patterns. Instea ...more
Nov 11, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
The Principles of Successful Freelancing
3.84
liked it
The book covers basics of a whole lot of areas:
- reasons for freelancing
- accounting and legalese
- setting up an office
- dealing with customers
- propo
...more
Dec 20, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
 
Search Engine Optimization for Flash: Best practices for using Flash on the web
3.71
liked it
This book has basically three parts: 1) surprisingly lengthy explanation about SEO, 2) general mentions for Flash optimization and SWFObject/SWFAddres ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Apr 22, 2009
 
Content Strategy for the Web
3.97
really liked it
Great overview of content strategy for beginners - it starts with the basics and moves to pro stuff for very large organizations. It's more theoretica ...more
May 18, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites
4.22
it was amazing
A truly great book and a real eye-opener. Advice contained in this book applies not only to big websites - everyone can benefit from them. A lot about ...more
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
 
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
3.91
really liked it
This book covers all essentials needed to start webdesign job: sketching, layouts, color, typography, imagery plus copyrights, and mending it all toge ...more
Aug 11, 2009
Apr 22, 2009
 
Pro HTML5 Accessibility: Building an Inclusive Web
3.82
really liked it
It's an "okay" book, not ground-breaking, but a pretty good and concise overview. There isn't that much new stuff about HTML5, so most of the book is ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
 
The CSS Anthology
3.84
liked it
A very good book containing a lot of tips and tricks from various departments, starting at beautifying design and ending at improving usability and ac ...more
Sep 22, 2009
May 10, 2009
 
Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks
4.10
liked it
Rather one-sided view of the forms - this book is mostly about usability. Accessibility got pushed aside. It doesn't help that half of the information ...more
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click?
3.79
really liked it
Short and very concise. It makes the point straight and without redundant wordage. For someone like me, who had no idea about psychology, it was a per ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
 
The CSS Detective Guide: Tricks for Solving Tough CSS Mysteries
3.40
really liked it
That's the book I would recommend to people just starting their adventure with CSS. It lists all the basics, techniques, and other right things, in a ...more
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
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