As many of you know, I have a strong relationship with Smashing Magazine, so when I was approached with an opportunity to contribute to The Smashing Book, I was very excited to share my knowledge and experiences in crafting web layouts. Today, I’d like to announce that you can preorder a copy of The Smashing Book, which not only guarantees you a copy when it is released in September, but also gives you a 20% discount from the original price. If you’d like to order a copy now – head over to the Smashing Magazine Shopping Cart.
Here’s a description of the book taken off the announcement post on Smashing Magazine. The Smashing Book is a printed book about best practices in modern Web design. The book shares technical tips and best practices on coding, usability and optimization and explores how to create successful user interfaces and apply marketing principles to increase conversion rates.
It also shows how to get the most out of typography, color and branding so that you end up with intuitive and effective Web designs. And lastly, you will also get a peek behind the curtains of Smashing Magazine.
My Chapter – The Art And Science Of CSS Layouts
I had the honor of co-writing the leading chapter of the Smashing Book on the topic of web layouts. I wrote it with Kayla Knight whose name might be familiar to you since she’s one of the Six Revisions authors (we’re publishing several more of her work here in the next few weeks). Here’s a description of the chapter.
The Art And Science Of CSS Layouts In modern Web design, developing a layout is a craft that requires patience, precision and solid knowledge of CSS. While design elements create flow and hierarchy in the design, Web layouts build up a skeleton of the website, providing a space and structure where design elements can breathe and serve their purpose. However, laying out a page is often a tricky and time-consuming matter that can be undermined by numerous browser inconsistencies and trade-offs between various types of layouts.
There are some practical guidelines to help you approach this issue in a manageable and effective way. This article throws light on various kinds of layouts, discussing their advantages and disadvantages and suggesting situations in which each would work best. It also talks about techniques and related issues that will help you gain a better understanding of CSS layouts in general.
Buy it now!
If you’d like to find out more about the preorder sale of the book, head on over to the Smashing Magazine post called: “The Smashing Book: Pre-Order Now And Save 20%”. If what I’ve said here has you sold, then check out the Smashing Magazine Shopping Cart and get yourself a copy today.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support of Six Revisions and for making this a great community to be a part of. I am humbled that you allow me the opportunity of writing for you and sharing the works of other writers here on Six Revisions.
If you would like to communicate with me, grab my contact information from the Contact page. – Jacob Gube