On Updating a Book (Webdesign mit CSS, 2nd Edition)

Published on May 3, 2007 (↻ May 31, 2021), filed under and (RSS feed for all categories).

I’m still working on the second edition of Webdesign mit CSS (in German, estimated release in August). And I can say: I like this work, though updating a book is more challenging than starting from scratch. It looks like less work at first, but that work is different.

Some changes in the next edition:

If that’s no outlook for an updated CSS design book.

Sometimes I would have loved to start all over again as it’s more difficult to change the path once you’re moving (and we entered the highway more than two years ago). This affects certain methods and several designs but also things like coding guidelines—but what’s the cost of problem of personally “undesired” uppercase color values? From time to time I would have also liked to write more about information design, information architecture, or usability but that’s out of scope and not really critical in a CSS book.

The book will continue to promote a consistent, clean, and straightforward approach towards web standards. So while I still debate all things perfectionist, let’s look forward to the new Webdesign mit CSS! [There it is.]

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Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens (long: Jens Oliver Meiert), and I’m a frontend engineering leader and tech author/publisher. I’ve worked as a technical lead for companies like Google and as an engineering manager for companies like Miro, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly and Frontend Dogma.

I love trying things, not only in web development (and engineering management), but also in other areas like philosophy. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

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