J. Salisbury

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (196 of 206)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 79,765 - Total Helpful Votes: 196 of 206
Web Design In Easy Steps 5th Edition by Sean McManus
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this to refresh my memory about website design. I have a lot of experience with HTML4 and I was looking to get back into coding, but with HTML5 and more CSS. This book is far too simple for me, but for an absolute beginner up to "familiar but not confident", it is exceptionally good. I'm sure I'll be lending it to friends!

The layout is very clear and it is carefully written in a non-patronising style. There are chapters that deal with many aspects of design and layout that would not be obvious to the everyday web user, but that make complete sense when you think about your experience of good and bad sites. It beats the HTML4 in 24 hours that was my guide for many… Read more
1Q84: Books 1 and 2 by Haruki Murakami
1Q84: Books 1 and 2 by Haruki Murakami
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There are two things that irritate me with these stories. Firstly, there's a fair bit of product placement; secondly, I still don't understand the need for most of the sexually explicit content. It was not necessary to know which brand of beer was being drunk (petrol advertised, cigarettes smoked...); the story wouldn't have made less sense if the sex had been eluded to rather than described in minute detail.

I am a big fan of Japanese literature and the stories really didn't disappoint in that respect, on the whole, but they didn't have the quality of my (current) favourite contemporary Japanese author, Kazuo Ishiguro.

I have yet to get a copy of Book 3, but I'm… Read more
Toyota 15B Super Jeans Sewing Machine, Black by Toyota
39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
I was having problems getting through four layers of denim with my current machine, so decided to try this one. Although rather sceptical at first, it has proved to be a very good investment. I have only had one jam, and this was because I hadn't fed the material far enough under the foot. There is a good range of feet, including one very big, spring-loaded presser, and the feed copes easily with four layers of denim, producing straight runs of even-length stitches. The reverse lever is wide and easy to use without slipping.

There 14 settings: 3 for button holes, 2 zigzag, 1 long straight, 2 short (one offset), 1 multi stitch zigzag and 5 hemming/decorative stitches. There is no… Read more

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