Archive for March, 2004

Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook

I’m excited to finally announce something that I’ve been working on for the last several months. I’ve written a book, titled Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook to be published by the fine folks at Apress, under their friends of ED series.
Book coverIt’s due to be released this spring, and is now available for pre-order at Amazon.
The book was inspired by the format of the SimpleQuiz — where the comparison of multiple methods leads to valuable knowledge that you can then apply to making your own informed decisions. After the comparison, many chapters include an “extra credit” section that goes on to an advanced related markup or CSS topic or technique.
The goal: to show not only how anyone can benefit from using web standards — but also why certain methods of markup and style work better than others. And it also serves as a culmination of sorts for many of the tips and tricks I’ve learned while building sites with web standards.
Much more about the book will be talked about here as the release date approaches, and I’ve set up a new section of this site, curiously named “book“, to collect it all. At present, there’s not a whole heck of a lot there — simply a description, link to pre-order and a few promotional buttons that you could use with your own referral account to get the word out on the book’s release.
It’s nice to finally talk about something that’s been occupying most of my time and energy for a long while now. Stay tuned.