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Design books that are Useful Part 3

Would someone please tell me why my tea always ends up cold before I drink it? I get so engrossed in talking or writing, I forget it. Yesterday I must have made 6 or 7 cups before I got a hot one. That only happened because, instead of bringing it back to the computer, I went and drank it looking out on to the garden. I really love my garden. I am still mulling over whether or not I can bear to leave it.  As you can see my thoughts are wandering.
Let’s look at books instead.  I pulled a few more out for you, and we can go thought them.

Dan Cederholm.

Dan has brought out a second edition of the Web Standards Solutions. I really don’t know how these fellows manage to keep up to date with all that is going on.  Here he brings you up to date with what you need to know to make your web design compatible with the current technology. All you really need to know, in a nutshell.

Richard York

Richard is up next with his introduction for Java and CSS for jQuery.
This book is called “Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery”
And it is a guide to minimizing the amount of code you need to write as well as the amount of testing you need to perform if you do things correctly.

Tony Linkson and John O’Reilly

These two have linked up to produce the book “Recharge your Design Batteries”. Basically, what this book does is knock you off of your rocking horse where you have fallen to sleep. They give you a regular shake up and make you take a good look at the kind of work you are producing.

Alistair Croll and Sean Power

These two have produced a book basically telling you how your visitors react and what they are looking for in a website as well as how to find out how they react to your website. Called “Total Web Monitoring” it shows you what you should be changing and why as well as how.

Leon Shklar and Rich Rosen

Another duo. It seems to be a coming a standard to write in a team. This is a technical book on how the web applications work and how with various languages and practice that should be required for strong applications to work. The book is called “Web Application Architecture” and its published by Wiley.

Robert Hoekman and Jared Spool

This book is called Web Anatomy and is available on Amazon. An interesting read on frameworks and what does work on the web and what doesn’t.

Jakob Nielsen and Kara Pernice

With “Eyetracking Web Usability” We get a view to the future of what could be the future usability of the internet. From a master of his craft and what he sees as the future way design should be going it’s an interesting concept. As he trains many hundreds of people in a year, he is really in the know.


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