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A great resource for web designers.
on February 28, 2009
This book is pretty much what you think it is, about 200 pages of site thumbnails. Interspersed throughout are write-ups on the category that is being presented and a little intro by the author.
The actual sites themselves are pretty good. I wasn't blown away by them, but was impressed and inspired. I keep a folder of bookmarks of sites that I think look good, categorized by "theme". This is a nice little handheld thing to quickly scan through to get some quick ideas or some quick inspiration.
I do wish some of the thumbnails would have been bigger, the pages a little larger, or the book itself a little taller. Some of the pages are stuffed with thumbnails and it can be a little difficult to discern what that header really looks like, or what that button really says.
Also, some of the themes could have used a couple more sites. Some categories like blogs are literally 2 pages. If you're gonna have a whole category I'm sure you can find a few more pages of nice sites to fill.
With all that being said this is a good book for 15 bucks. Especially if you are a web designer of any sort, this is a great resource to just have and flip through right before a new project.