Customer comments on this Youngstown Ohio Book
Design not CSS
This book is mostly about design principles and much less about CSS. Useful information but not the hard hitting CSS principles I would have expected.
At the bookstore, I was seduced by the graphics and the concept of the book. The world really needs a book like this. The concept of incorporating css and graphic design as one creature is really pertinant.
However, the book was watered down and poorly organized. It takes designs from the website and discusses parts of them. I found this piecemeal approach really difficult to understand. A little code here, a little design there but never enough to provide a solid context.It also tried to cover too much ground, and as a result it didn't go into enough depth to be of any use.
This was a pretty expensive book (at the book store it was about $40), and I found it almost a complete waste of money. Buy something better, such as Styln' With CSS.
Great web design book
This book is an analisys from a designer's point of view of the cssZenGarden.com project, which is a beautiful project on itself.
The title can be a little deceiving for people looking for CSS references, because that is something this book certainly isn't.
This book is about web design, each chapter covering a different subject, such as Typography, Images, and so on. CSS covered as a tool to achieve the results inteded by the design.
This book is very inspiring and you can in fact learn a lot about CSS usage, hacks and web desing implementation process.
This neither a book for a first contact with CSS nor a coder's book, but is a fantastic book for someone looking for web design.