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My Favorite Books

My Favorite Books

I often invest in books because they are one of the best ways I can update and expand my skills, learn from the experience of industry experts, pickup their best-practices and knowledge so that eventually, I can pass on all the benefits of the increased brain power to the projects that I am working on for my clients.

Below are just some of the most recent and noteworthy books that I have read, written by people I admire. (I also have a wishlist!)

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital. – T. Jefferson

Book Cover - Beginning HTML, XHTML, CSS and JAVASCRIPT by John Duckett

Beginning HTML, XHTML, CSS and JAVASCRIPT by John Duckett

Really helped me catchup with some of the changes beyond what I knew about XHTML1.0 and HTML 4.1. This was one of the first web related books I read when I started refreshing my skills early this year.

Book Cover - CSS the missing manual 2ndEd by David Sawyer McFarland

CSS the missing manual by David Sawyer McFarland (2ndEdition)

Well written book, the section on advanced selectors and table-less layout was valuable. This book was fun to read too and had lots of good examples. I’m now a fan of McFarland’s work!
Book Cover - HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeremy Keith

HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeremy Keith

This was my way in to know whats up with this HTML 5 thing but most importantly familiarize myself with the new elements. I think the piece about the history HTML was amazingly informative. By the way, the new document type declaration for HTML 5 rocks – no fuss.
Book Cover - CSS3 for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm

CSS3 for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm

This of course is the perfect companion of the HTML5 book written by Keith – this book showed me how far I can practically stretch the capabilities of CSS. The juicy bits I learned about CSS transition and transform will soon make its way into this site.