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CSS Mastery: It’s arrived!

15th February 2006

Yippee!! It’s the day after the book was officially launched, and I have received my copies. Finally I get to see the fruit of all our work.

CSS Mastery book cover

Andy’s stuff looks incredible, with squillions of great diagrams and explanations, and I’m expecting to learn a thing or two from that lot. Cameron’s case study looks fab too - can’t wait to actually read this stuff! Read on for more images…

CSS Mastery snap
CSS Mastery snap
CSS Mastery snap

Forgive the trumpet-blowing, but I am over the moon. Sorry for the dodgy images - blame the camera phone. By the way, I’ve only received two books with this delivery, so to those of you that are waiting for competition prizes, hang fire and I’ll get them out to you at the end of the month. Finally, well done to Andy and Cameron, and kudos to the amazing Chris Mills for his skillful handling of a complete novice.

Right, I’m off for a celebratory cigarette…

Responses

# Phil Sherry responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Well done, matey!

Ahh, that first book feeling.  Can’t beat it.  I’m about to have that second book feeling any day now.  Can’t wait!

# trovster responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Sweet, I’ll probably add this to my collection, if only to support the British web developers. Nice one.

# PeteC responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Excellent! Well done! Now, where can I get a copy quicker than Amazon’s “11 to 13 days”?

# Peter Goddard responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Congratulations Simon can’t wait to read it.

# Jan Brasna responded on 15th February 2006 with...

B-E-A-U-tiful, I’ll definitely get my hands on this one.

And I’ll share the smoking moment of victory remotely with you :)

# Andy responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Great book Simon

An alternative UK source to Amazon is Computer Manuals

Received my copy from them on Saturday 11th

Worth a try if you are tired of waiting…

# Geof Harries responded on 15th February 2006 with...

I’d like to buy this book but a quick glance at the table of contents doesn’t grab me enough to break out the credit card. I’ve got Bulletproof Web Design and Web Standards Solutions already, which seem awfully similar on the surface.

Here’s your chance to sell me: what makes your book different/important enough to make the investment? I want to buy; just need that extra push to do so.

# Jorgeq responded on 15th February 2006 with...

You’re one lucky guy! I put in an order for my very own copy and I should be receiving it on Thursday the latest.

# Simon Collison responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Geof: OK, here’s the hard sell. You mention the two books by Dan Cederholm. Well, CSS Mastery is the official sequel to Dan’s Web Standards Solutions.

Think about where Dan’s book got you, and how much you gleaned from that experience. So, Andy now takes that book as a base (and it was only a beginner’s guide really) and extends the knowhow dramatically. I really mean that too. Loads of people assume I’m some kind of CSS genius, but I can’t be, as I’ve been reading the book for the last two hours, and there’s absolutely loads of stuff I never knew in there, and loads of things I’m desperate to try out.

Jan: Mmm, that was a good cigarette (on the day that our government has decided to ban smoking in public).

Everyone else: Thanks for buying the book, and double-thanks for all your kind comments. My readers rock!

# Jan Brasna responded on 15th February 2006 with...

D’Oh ... Looks like I should have this on mind the next time I appear there. Or - let’s have one illegal together :)

# Rick Holmes responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Got mine today from Amazon (US). The first chapter alone covers (briefly) what is covered by many entire books on css. Looks like there’s lots of good content, little or no “fluff”.

# Heiko responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Thx for this small preview, I’m still waiting for CSS Mastery ;o(

# Barry Crosby responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Ordered!  Roll on March for my delivery - oooh Amazon reports it will arrive on my birthday - what better gift can I ask for?

Really looking forward to it.

I’ll have a cup of tea to celebrate with you, rather than a ciggie, if you don’t mind - sorry to admit it but I’m looking forward to the smoke-free pubs and coming home from a club not smelling of ashtrays.  /brit_blog

# Julian Schrader responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Congratulations! I definitely have to order one!

# Adam McArdle responded on 15th February 2006 with...

Just ordered mine from www.bookfellas.co.uk, only 17.99 with free delivery :)

# karmatosed responded on 16th February 2006 with...

Ordered too, just roll on March now…. Go Uk web designers Go! Congratulations and looking forward to reading it and going mad with page markers.

# Seb Duggan responded on 16th February 2006 with...

Just looked for it on Amazon.co.uk, and couldn’t find it. But a search on Andy Budd turned it up…

That’s because, despite the ENORMOUS LETTERS on the front cover, the title of the book is listed as “CSS Advanced Web Standards Solutions”.

Whereas in the US, it’s listed as “CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions (Solutions)”.

Anyway, its now ordered ;-)

# Sticky responded on 16th February 2006 with...

Well, I’ll add my congrats to the already bulging list above!  I’ve also just placed an order at BookFellas. 

Nice one Colly!  Good luck with it.

Sticky

# Andy Budd responded on 16th February 2006 with...

Glad those of you who already have a copy are finding it useful. If you’ve enjoyed the book, please feel free to post a review on Amazon. 

The book as printed and published in the US, so it’s probably going to take a few weeks for it to be widely available over here. We’ve been bugging Amazon.co.uk about the name for a while now, so hopefully that will be fixed soon.

# kirk responded on 16th February 2006 with...

I just got my copy today.  Looks really good both inside and out.

# Johan De Silva responded on 16th February 2006 with...

Yeah I will order mine through Amazon. I am surprised there is no affiliate scheme link set up on this site so you can also cash some more in??

# Cindy responded on 17th February 2006 with...

My copy arrived on Valentine’s Day.  What a great gift.  I can’t wait to sit down and go through it.

# luxuryluke responded on 17th February 2006 with...

Bought it, Simon. Love it! Nice work!
(flickr)
Now to preorder Phil’s book!

# Richard responded on 17th February 2006 with...

Bought my copy from Ottakers today, price 23.99 - ouch!

Will this take pride of place on my bookshelf over and above “The CSS Anthology”? I’ll let you know. ;)

# Marko Mihelcic responded on 17th February 2006 with...

congratz to Andy you and Cameron on such a great work ! cheers m8!

# Dave responded on 20th February 2006 with...

Congrats, ordered the book earlier this week.. gotta wait until march 13th for my copy though :(
O well i’m sure its worth the wait..

# Dave responded on 22nd February 2006 with...

On my way to buy it! Looks great :)

# trovster responded on 23rd February 2006 with...

CSS Mastery: It’s arrived! - here too. Maybe you can sign it at the next Multipack meeting.

# Stan responded on 26th February 2006 with...

Great book! After reading the sample chapter I directly ordered ‘CSS Mastery’ (at a Dutch online bookstore, yup we in Holland also like CSS and good books about this great stuff ;-)).

Hope your book will stimulate better developed websites!

Regards,

Stan.

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