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This is a list of books that are geared towards the advanced web designer and developer.

[Book Cover] Content Strategy for the Web
Content Strategy for the Web
If your website content is out of date, off-brand, and out of control, you're missing a huge opportunity to engage, convert, and retain customers online. Redesigning your home page won't help. Investing in a new content management system won't fix it, either. So...
[Book Cover] Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design
Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design
There’s a real connection between craftsmanship and Web design. That’s the theme running through Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design, by bestselling author Dan Cederholm, with a chapter contributed by renowned Web designer and developer Etha...
[Book Cover] PHP 5 CMS Framework Development
PHP 5 CMS Framework Development
This book takes you through the creation of a working architecture for a PHP 5-based content management system, stepping you through the design and major implementation issues. This book is for professional PHP developers who either already use an in-house devel...
[Book Cover] JavaScript: The Good Parts
JavaScript: The Good Parts
Most programming languages contain good and bad components, but JavaScript has more than its share of the latter, as it was developed and released in a hurry, before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away the most horrendous features to reveal...
[Book Cover] RailsSpace Ruby on Rails Tutorial (Video LiveLessons)
RailsSpace Ruby on Rails Tutorial (Video LiveLessons)
5+ Hours of Video Instruction Ruby on Rails has emerged as today’s most powerful, useful Web development framework. RailsSpace Ruby on Rails Tutorial makes real-world Rails development easier than ever before. In fifteen targeted video sessions, Rails expert A...
[Book Cover] Design Patterns in Ruby
Design Patterns in Ruby
Most design pattern books are based on C++ and Java. But Ruby is different—and the language's unique qualities make design patterns easier to implement and use. In this book, Russ Olsen demonstrates how to combine Ruby's power and elegance with patterns, and wri...
[Book Cover] The Rails Way
The Rails Way
Ruby on Rails strips complexity from the development process, enabling professional developers to focus on what matters most: delivering business value. Now, for the first time, there’s a comprehensive, authoritative guide to building production-quality software...
[Book Cover] Bulletproof Web Design, Second Edition
Bulletproof Web Design, Second Edition
No matter how visually appealing or content-packed a Web site may be, if it's not adaptable to a variety of situations and reaching the widest possible audience, it isn't really succeeding. In Bulletproof Web Desing, author and Web designer extraordinaire, Dan C...
[Book Cover] Simply JavaScript
Simply JavaScript
Everything you need to learn JavaScript from Scratch! Packed with full-color examples, Simply JavaScript is a step-by-step introduction to programming in JavaScript the right way. Learn how easy it is to use JavaScript to solve real-world problems, build smarte...
[Book Cover] Web Analytics: An Hour a Day
Web Analytics: An Hour a Day
Web Analytics: An Hour A Day is the first book by an in-the-trenches practitioner of web analytics. It provides a unique insider’s perspective of the challenges and opportunities that web analytics presents to each person who touches the Web in your organization...
[Book Cover] Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns
Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns
Design patterns have been used with great success in software programming. They improve productivity, creativity, and efficiency in web design and development, and they reduce code bloat and complexity. In the context of CSS and HTML, design patterns are sets of...
[Book Cover] Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP
Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP
Search engine optimization (SEO) is not only the job of the marketing department. It must be considered from a web site's inception and throughout its lifetime by you, the web site developer. Making changes to the architecture of a web site and modifying present...
[Book Cover] Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0
Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0
Microformats burst onto the scene a couple of years ago and are fast becoming an essential tool for all professional web designers and developers. Imagine being able to integrate all of your web-based contact details, tagged articles, and geographical informatio...
[Book Cover] Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting
Web Standards Creativity: Innovations in Web Design with XHTML, CSS, and DOM Scripting
Be inspired by 10 web design lessons from 10 of the worlds best web designers Get creative with cutting-edge XHTML, CSS, and DOM scripting techniques Learn breathtaking design skills while remaining standards-compliant Here at friends of ED, we know th...
[Book Cover] The Art and Science of CSS
The Art and Science of CSS
CSS-based design doesn't need to be boring. The Art & Science of CSS brings together a talented collection of designers who will show you how to take the building blocks of your web site's design (such as headings, navigation, forms, and more) and bring them to ...
[Book Cover] Bulletproof AJAX
Bulletproof AJAX
Step-by-step guide reveals best practices for enhancing Web sites with Ajax A step-by-step guide to enhancing Web sites with Ajax. Uses progressive enhancement techniques to ensure graceful degradation (which makes sites usable in all browsers). Shows re...
[Book Cover] HTML Mastery
HTML Mastery
Why settle for average HTML, when you can become a master of it? Markup is the fabric that holds the web together, but most people only scratch the surface of what can be achieved using (X)HTML. That's where this unique book comes init's aimed at web designers a...
[Book Cover] The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites, Second Edition
The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites, Second Edition
The Design of Sites, Second Edition, is the definitive reference for the principles, patterns, methodologies, and best practices underlying exceptional Web design. If you are involved in the creation of dynamic Web sites, this book will give you all the necessar...
[Book Cover] Pro JavaScript Techniques
Pro JavaScript Techniques
Pro JavaScript Techniques is the ultimate JavaScript book for the modern web developer. It provides everything you need to know about modern JavaScript, and shows what JavaScript can do for your web sites. This book doesn't waste any time looking at things you a...
[Book Cover] Pro CSS Techniques
Pro CSS Techniques
Pro CSS Techniques is the ultimate CSS book for the modern web developer. If you've already got web design and development basics under your belt, but want to take your knowledge to the next level and unleash the full power of CSS in your web sites, then this is...
[Book Cover] Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
The post-Ajaxian Web 2.0 world of wikis, folksonomies, and mashups makes well-planned information architecture even more essential. How do you present large volumes of information to people who need to find what they're looking for quickly? This classic primer s...
[Book Cover] Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design
Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design
As the Web evolves to incorporate new standards and the latest browsers offer new possibilities for creative design, the art of creating Web sites is also changing. Few Web designers are experienced programmers, and as a result, working with semantic markup and ...
[Book Cover] The Ruby Way: Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming, Second Edition
The Ruby Way: Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming, Second Edition
Ruby is an agile object-oriented language, borrowing some of the best features from LISP, Smalltalk, Perl, CLU, and other languages. Its popularity has grown tremendously in the five years since the first edition of this book. The Ruby Way takes a “how-to” appr...
[Book Cover] Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design
Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design
Designing the Obvious belongs in the toolbox of every person charged with the design and development of Web-based software, from the CEO to the programming team. Designing the Obvious explores the character traits of great Web applications and uses them as guidi...
[Book Cover] PPK On JavaScript
PPK On JavaScript
Whether you're an old-school scripter who needs to modernize your JavaScripting skills or a standards-aware Web developer who needs best practices and code examples, you'll welcome this guide from a JavaScript master. Other JavaScript books use example scripts ...
[Book Cover] Mastering Regular Expressions
Mastering Regular Expressions
Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools, including Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, VB.NET and C# (and any language using the .NET Framework), PHP, ...
[Book Cover] CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions
This book is your indispensable guide to cutting-edge CSS developmentall you need to work your way up to CSS professional. You'll learn how to: Plan, organize, and maintain your stylesheets more effectively Apply the secrets of liquid, elastic, and hybrid ...
[Book Cover] Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design
Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design
Designing a good interface isn't easy. Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. Your UI technology -- web applications, desktop software, even mobile device...
[Book Cover] Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Second Edition
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Second Edition
Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve...
[Book Cover] Bulletproof Web Design
Bulletproof Web Design
No matter how visually appealing or content-packed a Web site may be, if it's not adaptable to a variety of situations and reaching the widest possible audience, it isn't really succeeding. In Bulletproof Web Desing, author and Web designer extraordinaire, Dan C...
[Book Cover] DHTML Utopia Modern Web Design Using JavaScript and DOM
DHTML Utopia Modern Web Design Using JavaScript and DOM
"Create Killer Websites Using the Power of Modern JavaScript" DHTML Utopia is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial that will show you how to make your websites more slick, dynamic, and usable. Add dynamic interactivity to your website with DHTML by combinin...
[Book Cover] Professional PHP5
Professional PHP5
The PHP server-side application development language is ideal for rapidly producing sophisticated, database-enabled web sites, web applications, intranets, and extranets. This hands-on guide demonstrates the power and flexibility of PHP while delivering useful p...
[Book Cover] The Elements of Typographic Style
The Elements of Typographic Style
This lovely, well-written book is concerned foremost with creating beautiful typography and is essential for professionals who regularly work with typographic designs. Author Robert Bringhurst writes about designing with the correct typeface; striving for rhythm...
[Book Cover] Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide, Second Edition
Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide, Second Edition
Ruby is an increasingly popular, fully object-oriented dynamic programming language, hailed by many practitioners as the finest and most useful language available today. When Ruby first burst onto the scene in the Western world, the Pragmatic Programmers were th...