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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (4th Edition)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent book with practical examples


This book offers many examples of javascript used in web page design. The examples offer adequate comment regarding the code, and cover the majority of topics that someone unfamiliar with javascript could use in their own web pages. I found the examples of immediate practical value in enhancing my own web pages. I think this book is a must for those of us who have been stuck in the world of designing HTML-only web sites for too long!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Eric A. Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Real World Use Of CSS - Awesome!!!


This is the best book on CSS, period. It is not a reference, and in fact it would be beneficial to have a reference on hand while reading it. However there is no book within miles of this one in describing the power of CSS for use in everyday web design.
Most books try to list the specifications CSS with hopelessly simple examples that leave one with little knowledge of how CSS can be used to design web sites that are complex and elegant. This book shows one how to, any why it is important to, unlearn all the HTML work-arounds we have been using for years. No more transparent gif's to organize empty space. No more tables nested in tables nested in tables.
Brilliant work. Now I know why they developed CSS. You cannot go wrong with this author and this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Designing with Web Standards
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Jeffrey Zeldman
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Great book....can the humor


I dont know about how you feel about dry humor and sarcasm, but, when reading a "how to" book, I dont need it. This is a great resource BUT, Zeldman tries a little too hard to be funny. Word of advice, skip pages and read the meat of the book.

It was a chore reading this book.......



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: How to Be Invisible: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Personal Privacy, Your Assets, and Your Life (Revised Edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Authors: J.J. Luna
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The answer to your post September 11th Concerns:


I own both of J.J. Luna's "How to be Invisible" books, the original and the newly revised edition for 2004. J.J. Luna is an excellent privacy consultant and he keeps up on his trade providing you with correct and current information on protecting your personal privacy.
More info is available @ www.pcpitbull.com with feedback and advice. I have personally written Mr. Luna and one of his accomplices, "Senorita" with questions and suggestions and they have always responded in a quick and courteous manner. I believe this illustrates Mr. Luna's commitment to his readers; something most privacy advocates avoid so that no one can call their bluff.
In "How to be Invisible" the 2004 revision, Mr. Luna does more than just fill the gaps of his old book. He makes it a point to provide the reader with an overall sense of comfort in following his practices, holding your hand through the hard parts and sending you in the right direction to continue on living a private life.
In the beginning of the new book J.J. admits that the events of September 11th 2001 and the subsequent security measures enforced, changed or eradicated a large portion of the first rendition. The changes themselves though, were not very substantial. The theme is the same, the details are a little more detailed and overall I found this new revision to be more informative and helpful than the first. Mr. Luna filled the needed gaps and provided the missing links that every revision attempts to do, and he succeeded. The end result is an easy to follow, informative and moving guide to living a more private life.
Protecting your privacy is not something you should be ashamed of, it does not make you a zealot, it gives you the personal protection that you deserve in today's society. Mr. Luna's book gives you all the information you need to start sewing your modern security blanket. If you value your life and the life of your family, you owe it to yourself and to them to become informed. Start here!