Face it, not everyone is cut out for learning from a Webpage. Yes, it sounds odd to some of us, however the fact remains that for some, learning from a book is just an easier path to better Web design.
A friend of mine is learning CSS. Like me, his standard MO when learning something new is to just look at the source and start playing around until you get it right. Mostly that works for CSS, but I found that there were some subtle points that I didn’t just pick up and having a book helped. Here were two I found very useful:
The Zen of CSS Design : Visual Enlightenment for the Web (Voices That Matter) by Dave Shea and Molly E. Holzschlag, based on the CSS Zen Garden, was not necessarily useful for learning CSS (although it is that) but for the inspiration of what you can do with CSS. You can probably get the same thing from the Web site, but I’m a book person. I loved the rich color graphics and the ability to read it over a stack of pancakes at breakfast…. Source: Technometria
[tags]css,zen garden,voices that matter,pancakes[/tags]