- About the author
- Jonathan Christopher
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.
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.
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.
There are lots of new and exciting things that get talked about each and every day in Web design. That’s one of the most gravitational aspects of the industry, without a doubt. By far, if I had to pick one thing out for 2010 it’d have to be HTML5.
Content Strategy on the Web is a great book focusing on a new topic that will, in my opinion, be essential in raising the bar in Web design. Content strategy is something that should set the groundwork, carry it through fruition, and continue through the life of any project.
jQuery Enlightenment by Cody Lindley reinvigorated my enthusiasm for technical references. If you’re at all interested in learning more about jQuery, or you just want an excellent reference on hand, jQuery Enlightenment is it!
Flexible Web Design by Zoe Mickley Gillenwater is a book on modern Web design focusing on liquid and elastic CSS layouts.
OmniFocus is a very useful personal productivity application I use to help me manage my tasks both personally and professionally.