Category: Book Reviews

Book Review and Giveaway: The Modern Web by Peter Gasston

Published 5 years 5 days ago on June 9, 2013

It’s no secret that front end development carries quite a load when it comes to technologies you’re responsible for. When you look at a cumulative list it’s almost daunting to think about it as something you’d want to focus on in your career. The Modern Web aims to fill a gap currently present in presenting modern front end approaches we should all know about.

JavaScript Rocks! Book Review

Published 5 years 1 month ago on May 6, 2013

As part of a focus on refining my JavaScript skill set, I’ve flagged a number of books I’ve had on my shelf literally for years waiting to be read. My goal here is to first and foremost regroup on the basics, the foundational knowledge I feel I need to take on the more advanced projects […]

WordPress 3 for Business Bloggers Book Review & Giveaway

Published 6 years 3 months ago on February 20, 2012

I’ve been playing catch-up on the stack of books I’ve been meaning to read, and I’ve just completed reading WordPress 3 for Business Bloggers by Paul Thewlis. It might not seem like a title that would jump off the shelf for you or I, but I was intrigued by the title for the sake of my clients.

WordPress 3 Ultimate Security Book Review

Published 6 years 4 months ago on January 30, 2012

I recently read WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly and I’m impressed. At nearly 400 pages, the book is overflowing with lots of information on an unwieldy subject that (rightly) keeps some people away from unmanaged hosting. If you’re interested in keeping your WordPress sites as secure as possible, this book might be for you.

Book Review: Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS (SMACSS)

Published 6 years 5 months ago on January 9, 2012

With the focus being on the latest and greatest CSS3 snippet to replicate something we’ve done with images for years, it’s rare to read a solid discussion on the fundamentals of CSS. It was completely refreshing to read just that in Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS (SMACSS) by Jonathan Snook.

Book Review: Internet Marketing with WordPress

Published 6 years 5 months ago on December 31, 2011

I’ve just finished reading Internet Marketing with WordPress by David Mercer. The book, like a number of Packt books I’ve read lately, takes a more abstract approach to its title. The majority of the information is useful aside from the niche (in this case, WordPress) and only becomes restricted to it periodically.

Master Mobile Web Apps with jQuery Mobile – Book Review and Giveaway

Published 6 years 8 months ago on September 26, 2011

I’ve just finished Master Mobile Web Apps with jQuery Mobile by Matt Doyle and am very impressed. If you’ve been looking for a great introduction to all things jQuery Mobile, this is a great way to go. I’m also running a giveaway of two copies of the book, good luck!

WordPress 3 Search Engine Optimization Book Review and Giveaway

Published 6 years 10 months ago on July 18, 2011

WordPress does a great job at facilitating SEO, but you still need a strategy should it be an arena of focus. I’ve just finished reading WordPress 3 Search Engine Optimization by Michael David and not only will it either refresh your memory or teach you a few things, it acts as a great guide for sharing knowledge with your clients.

WordPress 3 Complete Book Review and Giveaway

Published 7 years 2 weeks ago on May 30, 2011

I’ve just read my first book on WordPress. WordPress 3 Complete is a great resource for developers new to WordPress who are comfortable with front end development and are looking for a solid introduction to WordPress, themes, plugins, and administration.

CSS3 for Web Designers Book Review and Giveaway

Published 7 years 6 months ago on November 28, 2010

CSS3 for Web Designers is the latest publication from A Book Apart. Written by Dan Cederholm, I’m extensively impressed with this book, and I think it’s a terrific introduction and overview to all (for today’s intents and purposes) that is CSS3.

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