- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Easy Readers, LLC; 1st edition (May 30, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098358950X
- ISBN-13: 978-0983589501
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,426,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement Paperback – May 30, 2011
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More About the Author
In his nearly two decades working on the Web, Aaron has worked with a number of companies you've probably heard of including Box, Happy Cog, Major League Baseball, McAfee, the New York Times, SAS, StubHub, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Vanguard, Walgreens, and Yahoo. He recently joined Microsoft as a web standards advocate to work closely with their browser team.
Aaron loves to share his knowledge and insights in written form. His three-part series on progressive enhancement for A List Apart is a perennial favorite and his seminal book on the subject, Adaptive Web Design, has earned him numerous accolades and honors. When he's not writing, Aaron is frequently on the road presenting at conferences and running workshops across the globe.
Back home in Chattanooga, TN, Aaron is the proprietor of the Chattanooga Open Device Lab and helps organize the Code & Creativity talk series with his partner Kelly McCarthy. He is a longtime member of Rosenfeld Media's "experts" group and writes about whatever's on his mind at aaron-gustafson.com.
Top Customer Reviews
As an ASP.NET Web Forms developer, I can relate only too well to the need for diligence and common sense when designing websites that are being accessed on a plethora of devices, some not yet envisioned, by so many different people, many of whom have accessibility issues. I have been facing an uphill struggle in my own attempts to embrace solid best practices in my work and this book has restored my confidence in that quest.
The only other book out there in the same league is the one on Progressive Enhancement by the Filament Group; I just wish I had read this one first! There is no better introduction to the topic out there.
"Think of the User, not the Browser."
The author provides just enough examples to illustrate the concepts under discussion. If you are just starting to learn about adaptive web design, this book will help you get started in the right direction more quickly than the Filament Group's Designing with Progressive Enhancement: Building the Web that Works for Everyone book. The latter, however, does provide a slightly more in-depth discussion of adaptive web design and a more extensive collection of examples than this book.
The only negative is that I disagree with how the author uses a few of the HTML5 tags in the code samples, but since HTML5 is still a work in progress, it does not change the 5 star rating.
Read it once, read it again, and then look into these other books to add pieces to the Adaptive Web Design puzzle:
Responsive Web Design ([...])
Mobile First ([...])
Designing with Progressive Enhancement: Building the Web that Works for Everyone ([...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read for the beginner or the experienced front end programmer to remind the steps to progressive enhancement for the best outcome for any site.Published on September 25, 2013 by caseybaggz
This item was sent as a gift off of a customer's wish list. I have no opinion on the quality of this item.Published on July 29, 2013 by Niniane
Do not buy this book. It is poorly written. I emailed the writer of this book for directions, and there's been a return email, however, he didn't answer my questions. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Cameron Thomas