Transcending CSS Revisited

One of the most influential books I ever read about web development was Jeffrey Zeldman’s ‘blue beanie book’ Designing with Web Standards (2003). It truly changed the way I thought about and practiced web development.

Designing with Web Standards (Voices That Matter): Amazon.co.uk ...

The other book that influenced me a great deal was Andy Clarke’s Transcending CSS (2006)

The great news is that Andy Clarke has made the his updated version Transcending CSS Revisited: The Fine Art of Web Design available online to read for free. Or you can buy a PDF version for offline reading.

Documentary about Jeffrey Zeldman

Still of Jeffrey Zeldman video on Vimeo
Jeffrey Zeldman: 20 years of Web Design and Community from Lynda.com

Like probably thousands of other web professionals I owe a lot to Jeffrey Zeldman.

I remember spending hours sitting on a balcony in Tenerife, while Jane and her parents were out exploring the island and enjoying the sunshine, reading the first edition of his book Designing with Web Standards.

That book changed how I looked at the web and how I began to develop websites.

This is an excellent 40 minutes documentary, from Lynda.com, about Zeldman’s 20 years of “designing, organizing, and most of all sharing on the web”.

If you are interested in web development, you should watch it.