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In October 2006, Simon Collision started Erskine Design based in Nottingham, U.K. which grew to become an eight-strong team of creative web designers and developers who are afraid of nothing. Some people say they're one of the best agencies out there, and their clients include major magazines, government stuff, software companies and polar explorers.
Moons ago, he was a successful visual artist, and founded an independent arts org and annual arts festival, putting his degree to some use at least. Then he caught the interwebs bug.
As lead web developer at Agenzia from 2002 to 2006, he worked on numerous web projects for major record labels (such as Poptones, Universal) and bands (including The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, Beta Band), visual artists and illustrators (Jon Burgerman, Paddy Hartley, Lucy Orta, NOW Festival), businesses, community, and voluntary sector orgs, passionately ensuring everything was accessible and complied with current web standards.
He does a bit of public speaking here and there, and will generally do anything for a biscuit and cup of tea, but prefers hard cash.
He has lived in many cities, including London and Reykjavik, but has now settled back in his beloved Nottingham, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. He also drives a 31-year-old car, and has a stupid cat called Bearface.
In general, I love Apress publications. I started my web development journey with this book. Clearly written, easy to understand, and well organized topics.Published 9 months ago by thisholidayjoe
I bought this book in 2009, and I use it to this day to help me with CSS. His chapter on tables and definition lists is worth the price of the book alone, especially if you have to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. J. BICKFORD
On of the most civilized and useful CSS basics manuals out there.
I appreciate Simon's humor and approach to learning. Ok ~ time for a cuppa tea and then back to it. Read more
I didn't read close enough before purchasing to see this was over 5 years old and based on CSS2 and not CSS3. Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by WebCoder
I bought this book in order to further my web skills... while the book does provide some information, in some places (Notably Chapter 11 under Real Columns) the author's technical... Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by DaDuck
This is one of the best books I have ever picked up. I'm not done with it only on page 135 and I'm very impressed so far. This book was well thought out in many different ways. Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by Victor Palumbo Jr.
I am still reading this book as I am building my first website using CSS layouts. I started with chapter 10 thinking that I already knew how to format text with CSS, but I decided... Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by maryann
I strongly agree with the other positive reviews. Beginning CSS Web Development - From Novice to Professional is definitely a great resource for the beginner who wants to learn to... Read morePublished on October 29, 2009 by Mabel R. Diaz-Joslyn
EXCELLENT - I have used tutorial DVDs and other comprehensive books but Beginning CSS Web Development book beats them all. Why? Because it explains the concepts in detail. Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by Historian