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Beyond the Blog?,
This review is from: Smashing Wordpress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Magazine Book Series) (Paperback)
Some background. I work in IT but am a complete novice with web design and was looking for a book to help complete a fairly basic, static web site that had been developed in WP but left uncompleted by the developer. There was no interest in "blogging" (whatever that is!), and I hoped, perhaps naively that this book would therefore be "blog free". This is not the case and blogging concepts permeate all chapters. This I found disappointing as I understand WP is trying to shed its blog development roots and develop into a more general web design product.
However the book is well written and layout is good (though I don't like the "now that was easy, wasn't it?" chatty style that pops up from time to time), and unsurprisngly the author makes assumptions of a previous knowledge of web-design.