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