Here is a collection of various things I enjoy that I would like to pass along for you to also enjoy.
"This book is your indispensable guide to cutting-edge CSS development--all 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 layouts. Create flickr-style image maps, remote rollovers, and other advanced CSS features. Lay out forms using pure CSS. Recognize common browser bugs, and how to fix them While CSS is a relatively simple technology to learn, it is a difficult one to master."
"Pro CSS Techniques is the ultimate CSS book for the modern web developer. If youve 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 the book for you. It is a collection of proven CSS techniques that you can use daily to get the most out of the time you spend on your projects, from start to finish."
"Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design is an attempt to share some of these details that matter most. By encouraging “progressive enrichment” to utilize advanced CSS and CSS3 properties that work in browsers today, to reevaluating past methods and best practices. This book will show how craftsmanship can be applied to flexible, bulletproof, highly efficient and adaptable interfaces that make up a solid user experience."
"Here at friends of ED, we know that as a web designer or developer, your work involves more than just working to pay the bills. We know that each day, you strive to push the boundaries of your medium, unleashing your creativity in new ways to make your websites more engaging and attractive to behold, while still maintaining cross-browser support, standards compliance, and accessibility. That's why we got together ten of the world's most talented web designers to share their secrets with you."
"Layout Workbook is the third book in Rockport’s series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. In this edition, author Kristin Cullen tackles the often perplexing job of nailing down a layout that works. Cullen approaches layout with this comprehensive guide that begins with a series of step-by-step fundamental chapters addressing topics such as Inspiration, The Process of Design, Choosing Type, Structure and Spatial Organization, Establishing Hierarchy, and Communicating Messages."
"Founded in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication. Whether in print or online, CA's editorials, feature articles and the annual competitions it sponsors provide new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standards for the field."
"HOW magazine’s goal is to help designers, whether they work for a design firm, for an in-house design department or for themselves, run successful, creative, profitable studios."
"HOW strives to serve the business, technological and creative needs of graphic-design professionals. The magazine provides a practical mix of essential business information, up-to-date technological tips, the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects, and profiles of professionals who are influencing design."
"Print is a bimonthly magazine about visual culture and design. Showcasing the extraordinary in design on and off the page. Covering a field as broad as communication itself—publication and book design, animation and motion graphics, corporate branding and rock posters, exhibitions and street art. Engagingly written by cultural reporters and critics who look at design in its social, political, and historical contexts, Print explores why our world looks the way it looks, and why the way it looks matters."
"The difficult-to-categorize outfit Why? put out one of its most cohesive, consistent, and engaging efforts with 2008's ALOPECIA. A staple for the ever-adventurous Anticon label, Why? offers up their usual blend of hip-hop, indie rock, and experimental elements, but also opt for a more organic approach, sacrificing their usual samplers for a live, full-band sound."
"Twenty-one-year-old Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li Timotej Zachrisson, or Lykke Li for short, has been steadily building a buzz among the bloggers since late 2007, and for good reason. After all, a comely young artist with sumptuously fragile voice and a knack for extraordinary pop hooks, coming from a part of the world that simply can do no wrong when it comes to good, smart pop music, and whose debut full-length Youth Novels has been produced by Björn Yttling of indie darlings Peter, Bjorn & John, is the kind of stuff that begs for internet hype."
"The Hush Sound offer something different than the monotony of today's oversaturated music scene. This indie-folk-pop-rock band spurts out songs full of catchy guitar riffs, uplifting piano parts, and layered male/female vocals. Their style is hard to pinpoint, but it's original and imaginative. Influences range from Paul Simon to The Shins to The Format, and many more. "Like Vines" was produced by Sean O'Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack) and Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick Stump."
"Joshua Radin’s debut album ‘We Were Here’ (released on Columbia Records) is a blend of soft acoustic guitar, emotional lyrics and the singer’s whispery voice. It reminds of bands like Nickel Creek and Alison Kraus, but has enough originality to stand on its own."
"It's hard to nail down exactly what type of music Pinback plays (too complex for indie rock, too self-aware for prog) but to the sold-out crown at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sept. 27, it was clear that Pinback is a straight-up rock band, first and foremost."
"The songs in the soundtrack to Juno fit perfectly with the movie. They are soft, folksy, slightly eccentric, and capture the emotional aura of the film's story, characters, and message."
One of my all time favorite bands. Some people hate em, and others love em like me. So if you want to give them a chance here is their my favorite song from their latest album... you're welcome!
"These Austin indie rockers continue to dissect the looking-glass emptiness of life spent on the stage, as well as in the cheap seats."
"The Renaissance mixes soul beats, piano, guitars, and Q-Tip’s usual thought-provoking lyricism, which takes you on a trip from relationships and summer songs to social issues of late, and has a kind of ‘90’s feel to it."
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