28 February 2014
Web Design in Easy Steps, my bestselling book that introduces you to the key concepts of website design, has just been published in a new and updated edition. The book was first published in 2011 and for this edition, I've updated it with more current examples and added an introduction to the CSS3 techniques for rounded corners, text shadows and box shadows.
The previous edition of the book was a #1 bestseller on Amazon in the web design category. I've heard from several colleges that are using that edition with their students, and from several people who have launched their first web site after reading it.
Find out more about Web Design in Easy Steps, and download a free sampler from the previous edition, here. The sampler from the fifth edition still provides a good flavour of the layout and style of the new edition. If you're looking to buy the book (thank you!), you can find links to shops stocking Web Design in Easy Steps here.
13 February 2014
One of my goals for 2014 is to record some of the music I've been writing for years. To that end, I recently bought a Novation Mininova synth, after trying a few different synths out in-store. My review of the Novation Mininova covers why I chose the synth, and tells you more about the kinds of sounds you can make with it and how they're controlled. If you're interested in making music, take a look!