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Did you know that Sitepoint is giving out free eVersion of their book "The art and science of css"? More info here.

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I've never met a sitepoint

I've never met a sitepoint book that I liked. Free is the only way to get me to look at one. Wink

Meh. Too hard to download. Not worth it. Got a regular link to download it without registering?

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dont like books, me fav film

dont like books, me fav film was 'Fahrenheit 451' they didn't burn enough books on CSS though in my opinion

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Hugo wrote:dont like books

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dont like books ...

I like some books. It's just that the technical ones go all outdated and aren't usable in a half-year. I've read two sitepoint books. Both of them stink. I'm not going to bother with another.

That may be unfair to some of their good authors but I just don't like what I've seen so far.

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We have a small library,

We have a small library, built up by the chap who instigated our project, it has many useful reference tomes such as sql server, quick regex, which are used all the time, also it contains some far more specialist books on design and graphics etc which are useful to dip into from time to time, microformats in depth is interesting as is stuff on flex and air, but these are all manuals really; there are also quite a few Sitepoint branded efforts, from what I have bothered to read I was really less than impressed

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All this time, I thought I

All this time, I thought I was the only one less than impressed by the Sitepoint books I saw.

I tend to spend my dead tree allocation on reference works. I know the info's all out there, but I'm a guy, and a guy just doesn't sit on the throne and use a computer; that's book or magazine territory.

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Quote:a guy just doesn't sit

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a guy just doesn't sit on the throne and use a computer

Dunno I have my laptop on a tray slung round my neck with a guitar strap, I can't afford a moments downtime Smile

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Interesting!

Sorry to say but.... urmmm... I've browsed the e-book and I quite like it. Colourful, full of good examples and well written. I can't of course overly comment of the actual content, but as far as books go I like it!

Still, with regards to what you were just saying, the day I visit the throne with a technical manual and put Garfield aside will be the day I join the gym and quit drinking. I feel that may be a bit off yet!

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I use them.

I use them.

I got that (sitepoint) CSS Anthology and it was useless for me. Told me nothing new and left stuff out. It's a sort of cookbook.

Also had Dan Cedarholm's Bulletproof Web Design (different publisher). Disagreed with about 3 sections, gave the book away (otherwise wasn't a bad book, but nothing new for me). I was hoping for more real-world problems from real companies and how they fixed them.

Got Ian Lloyd's book first, Build Your Own Web Site the Right Way Using HTML and CSS-- excellent book for people who need some basis knowledge before they can find everything else out on their own on teh Interwebz. It's a beginners book and doesn't cover soooo much, but it's not supposed to. It also gets people started with XHTML which, I wouldn't.

Got Rachel Andrew's HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS. I never was a table designer but after the re-do of the beginning, it shows a PSD, XHTML code, and how to make that code look like that PSD. It really got me started with positioning. I use the Appendix C as a reference (so, the only Sitepoint book so far that I've actually needed to keep).

The Javascript Anthology by brothercake isn't bad at all, esp if it's read with Crockford's book Javascript: the Good Parts (O'RLY). However I still haven't gone through it enough times to see if I'd still have it on my desk after I get going or not. I will probably want a JS reference book later on, I don't care which Publisher.

So, at least one SitePoint book I have is worth keeping. The small appendix C is so far enough to keep me going as far as references, so long as I also still have teh Interwebs at my fingers and my bookmarks for some pages. I also have my own hand-written reference of tricks, hacks, character entities I use a lot, and other junk.

I'm no expert, but I fake one on teh Internets

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Free is a very good price

Free is a very good price for anything. Thanks for the tip!

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Katie wrote:Free is a very

Katie wrote:

Free is a very good price for anything.

Chlamydia?

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Well, OK, maybe not

Well, OK, maybe not anything.

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Katie wrote:Well, OK, maybe

Katie wrote:

Well, OK, maybe not anything.

Laughing out loud LOL! :scared: