Right, so I can’t possibly write anything about a Dan Cederholm book without appearing to have a bias, so let me tell you right off the bat: yep, I think he’s a swell guy, and yep, I got a review copy of his latest book for free.
That being said, I’ve had Bulletproof Web Design sitting on my desk for a few months now, and I just can’t bring myself to stick it back in the bookshelf. It’s got a special something that most tech books don’t, namely cohesiveness.
The overall package feels like the perfect blending of its summary parts. From the book design to the illustration work, the paper texture to the book dimensions, it all adds up to something most books don’t offer: a great experience.
The content’s good too, as you might expect. “Bulletproofing” a web site means effectively blending liquid and fixed-width techniques, accounting for alternate browsing scenarios, and generally designing web sites in a web-like manner. You may not find anything new if you’ve been reading SimpleBits for any length of time, but having all these techniques in book form makes for easier explanation when speaking with clients and other designers.