Resilient Web Design

Jeremy Keith author of DOMScripting, Bulletproof Ajax, and HTML5 For Web Designers has always been a favourite author of mine.

I read his HTML 5 book on the beach during a holiday. That’s probably not the kind of books most people read on the beach, but that’s what sets Jeremy apart from other tech writers. His writing is approachable and a pleasure to read.

His new book Resilient Web Design is more of a history book, rather than code. Not a single line of code is provided, but lots of examples and ideas are offered to help web designers approach their work. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.

GitBook Resources

I’m constantly amazed by how much great information can be found for free. I’ve been lagging behind in learning javaScript and recently discovered this great book. It teaches the basics and is intended for everyone who wishes to learn JavaScript. It doesn’t go in much detail, but it’s beautiful and very well laid out.

Digging a bit further and reading about the author, I discovered GitBook. GitBook is an open source platform that let’s authors publish books for free using Markdown and Git. If you’re not familiar with these, don’t worry, you don’t need to know about this stuff just to read the books. There were 174 books to choose from when I last checked and many are offered in multiple languages.

Have a look and see if something catches your interest. I’m reading ProGit next.