- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: New Riders Press; 1 edition (December 24, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321501829
- ISBN-13: 978-0321501820
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,183,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites 1st Edition
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Obviously, if you're looking for a dry implementation book this is not the right choice for you. I would say this book is made for those who need a refresher, those who are curious, or the management type. I'm a developer myself, but I'm more of a 'convention over configuration' type. I rate this highly and compare it closely to the excellent "Bulletproof" series.
The sub-title on the cover refers to big sites as the targetted audience for this book. I disagree with that sub-title as the content of the book is as appropriate for smaller web sites as it is for the larger ones.
Not being satisfied with telling you how to code to the standards, the book then concludes with two real life case studies of real web sites that underwent makeovers to bring their code in line with the standards. These case studies are particularly interesting because they cover when a larger site may need to consider breaking certain of the standards in order for their pages to handle the heavy load that their huge number of visitors represent. Conciously deciding to break standards and having a specific reason for doing so is a very different situation to inadvertantly breaking standards through failing to code properly in the first place and these case studies make it clear what that difference is.