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Mosaic photo book

14 Nov 2012
People who follow me know that I like to take pictures when I'm out riding my bicycle. It's my way of showing how beautiful my little country really is. That's the reason why Instagram is one of my favorite applications on my iPhone. Having all these lovely memories on your phone or computer is nice, but nothing beats having them on paper. That's where Mosaic comes in.
One of the books I've been reading the past couple of weeks is "HTML & CSS, design and build websites" by Jon Duckett. I particularly chose this book because of its beautiful light design, clean layout, the way things are visually presented, and more importantly it's very well explained too. This book makes learning a dull technical matter like this more pleasant. It's a book for anyone who wants to learn to design and build websites, and needs a starting point. ‘HTML & CSS, design and build websites’ book review
The term 'slicing' makes me think about the early days of the web, but it's basically what we still do today, only in a different way. Sometimes we need to export a whole bunch of icons to png or jpeg. Wouldn't it be great if we could export, 50 or more icons, or other images, all at once in a matter of seconds? Now, that would save a lot of time! Thanks to Slicy we can…
If you are a passionate web professional, who cares about Web Standards and best practices, and you have heard of the term "progressive enhancement", but want to know all about it, than this book "Adaptive Web Design", by Aaron Gustafson, published by Easy Readers, is definitely for you. This book will tell you what it means, how it works, and how it can fit into your workflow. Writing a review of this great little book has long been on my "todo" list. Finally I found some time, and here it is… Adaptive Web Design book review
After having read 'HTML5 For Web Designers' by Jeremy Keith, and A Book Apart's N°. 3, 'CSS3 For Web Designers' by Dan Cederholm, I finally found time to read N°. 4 of the list 'Responsive Web Design' by Ethan Marcotte. I know I'm seriously behind in my reading, as this book was launched months ago, and there are already 2 new ones waiting to be read. Still, the topic of the book is pretty hot and we're just starting to see this web design approach in action. I'm pretty sure there still are many people who haven't heard of this technique… high time for a review of this book. Responsive Web Design book review
There is this book I've been reading a while ago called 'The Web Designer's Idea Book Volume 2' that I want to talk about in today's post. As the title says, it's the 2nd edition. I didn't read the 1st edition though, so I can't really compare, but I did enjoy this edition. Secondly, I should also mention that this book has been published a while ago, months ago actually. I've been reading it on and off… mostly at the hairdresser (Yes, I know!). Not that this means this book didn't trigger my interest enough. Not at all…just lack of time.
Hardboiled Web Design, by Andy Clarke is a fabulous book aimed to web designers who want to learn about the creative opportunities offered by CSS3, and who want to use it today. You don't need to know everything about CSS, but you need to be familiar with writing well-structured, meaningful HTML or XHTML markup and using CSS to implement your designs. While learning about the latest technologies on how to make your website and applications more creative, flexible and adaptive, this book also offers a fresh perspective on how to handle older, less capable browsers. Hardboiled Web Design Review

IconBox 2

17 Mar 2011
I don't know about you, but I really love icons. Just for the purpose of writing this post I had a quick look how many I exactly own. Seems I have 17633 icons. With that amount you need an icon library organizer. Today I'm having a look at a Belgian one called IconBox.
After having read 'HTML5 For Web Designers' by Jeremy Keith, I was eager to read A Book Apart's N°. 2, 'CSS3 For Web Designers' by Dan Cederholm. In comparison with HTML5, which is about the structure of a webpage, CSS3 is all about styling and design. In other words, the perfect followup. Could hardly wait to start reading and finish it in one go. Here is my review of this book…

Threadless book

28 Dec 2010
If you are a regular visitor of my humble space here you properly know that I still love to have things physically in my hands. Books are still these magical things when done right. Another beauty landed on my desk not so long ago.
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