Justin Reynolds

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (63 of 67)
Location: Borders, Scotland
 

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Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences wit&hellip by Aaron Gustafson
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Just thought I'd post a rather more positive review than the two-star one posted earlier (at the time of writing the only other review of the book on amazon.co.uk). This is an essential introduction to best practice web design methodology.

The opening chapters offer the most elegant explanation of the principles of progressive enhancement I've yet read. Subsequent chapters discuss - in surprising detail for such a slim volume - how best to apply those principles to the writing of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The chapters on JavaScript and accessibility are essential reading for any web designer: the book is now more than a year old but it describes techniques that are only now… Read more
The Philosopher Prince by Paul Waters
The Philosopher Prince by Paul Waters
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Another excellent reimagining of the world of late antiquity by Paul Waters. As some of the other reviewers have said it makes sense to read 'Cast Not The Day' first, as 'The Philosopher Prince' follows on immediately from that.

As in his previous books Paul Waters paints a thoroughly convincing portrait of the ancient world due in large part, I think, to his remarkable attention to detail. When Waters describes the streets of ancient London, a military outpost by the Danube or a ruined Roman temple one has a strong sense of what such places must really have been like.

The prevailing atmosphere of this and the other books is melancholic, a sense that the hard won… Read more
Stunning CSS3: A Project-Based Guide to the Latest&hellip by Zoe Mickley Gillenwater
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This book offers a comprehensive overview of emerging CSS3 technologies and techniques. The author looks at all of the new CSS modules in detail, provides well designed working examples, and clear explanations of what works in what browsers. She has certainly done her homework, providing plenty of links in each chapter to some of the best articles online about the promise and potential pitfalls of each technique.

I found the chapters on CSS3 selectors and media queries particularly helpful - the best on these topics I've read in any CSS book to date. These seem to me to be absolutely crucial new CSS innovations, allowing designers to write much cleaner HTML, and address the… Read more

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