Someone from another industry may think that World Book Day could pass us by in web development but that’s far from the truth. In their learning, our team agree that reading and gleaning insights from trusted professionals was imperative to their own web development progress.
Just starting out?
The two books of ‘CSS Mastery’ by Andy Budd and ‘jQuery: Novice to Ninja’ by SitePoint were the cornerstone of my early front end developer learning. They set out the basics and taught me how to build my first sites. They were recommended to me and likewise if I ever meet people who would like to get into web development they always get a mention.
The whole series of books by A List Apart are all excellent and worth reading but it’s ‘Responsive Web Design’ by Ethan Marcotte that typifies their ability to communicate concepts of development in a simple and concise way that makes learning while practicing quick and painless.
World Book Day
End of the day?
If you can find some time after all that swatting up and you like a crime caper then a personal favorite is the American writer Carl Hiaasen. Particular favourites of mine include Tourist Season and Lucky You.