The company of others
The mechanics of producing and distributing a book have never been easier. Anyone foolish enough to spend their weekends digging into the intricacies of international mail and the ePub spec can print and publish a book. A great pile of money is no longer a necessary prerequisite; rather, stubbornness, drive, time (and frequent drink) will do.
So what marks a successful publisher in this, the post-publishing world? Editorial attention and the quality of the list. This bears repeating: any publishing house worth its salt must have exacting editorial standards, meted out against a collection of books that improve in each other’s company. Only with careful editing—both within the books themselves and across the shelves they occupy—can a house attract great authors and, more importantly, devout readers.
So when it came time to decide what book would follow HTML5 for Web Designers, and who would write it, two facts were immediately clear: that CSS3 was the most important topic, and that only Dan Cederholm could do it justice. Dan’s outsized talent as writer, designer, and developer has more than earned him space on the shelf next to Jeremy; even better, perhaps no one other than Dan could write a book on CSS3 as funny and charming as this one.
CSS3 for Web Designers marks book #2 on our list, an exciting milestone made more exciting by the books we have coming up next: The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane, Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte, and more from Aarron Walter, Jason Santa Maria, and Luke Wroblewski. I can barely contain my excitement at how this list is coming together. Individually, each of these books will be outstanding; together, they will be indispensable.
CSS3 for Web Designers
The second book from A Book Apart, and required reading for anyone who wants to make the web a more beautiful place. Dan not…
HTML5 for Web Designers
The inaugural book from A Book Apart, the new publisher for which I am co-founder and editor. When Jeffrey Zeldman, Jason Santa Maria,…