P. Sherry

"Phil Sherry"
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Practical CSS3: Develop & Design (Develop and Desi&hellip by Chris Mills
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get off my lawn, 9 Sep 2012
It's been a while since I wrote anything, but I've just spent the day with Practical CSS3: Develop and Design, by the amazingly Wookiee-like Chris Mills. Aside from having my name in it, this is a pretty essential book. Aimed at developers that aren't stupid but don't know much CSS, this book will allow you to hit the ground running and annoy your fellow front-end developers as you stomp all over their turf - just make sure it's not MY turf. I prefer to do fairly in-depth reviews, so here we go.

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to CSS3 and Modern Web Design

Back in the day, this web design lark was rather convoluted. If you wanted rounded corners, you used images. Chris reminds… Read more
Jquery 1.3 with PHP by Kae Verens
Jquery 1.3 with PHP by Kae Verens
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I prefer the blow-by-blow reviewing style, so here are my thoughts on jQuery 1.3 with PHP

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
Nice intro to the book with a few good examples of jQuery usage, but also a great analogy explaining AJAX requests (for anyone who's been living in a cave for the last few years)

Chapter 2: Quick Tricks
This chapter is where you start getting your hands dirty with some great real-world examples. Lots of people have wondered how to do "that edit-in-place thing that Flickr does with text inputs", and here it is. Also, despite using jQuery for over two years, I managed to learn a few functions I'd never even heard of before. Bonus… Read more

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