Books Giveaway: Comment and Win!

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Over the last weeks we have again1 selected dozens of useful development and web design-related books, we’ve bought all of them and we wanted to give them all away to our readers — for free. Unfortunately, it turned out that some books were unavailable, some were sold out and some are still waiting for the next edition. Consequently, we’ve decided to give away at least the books which are available now and keep the rest for future give-aways.

Well, why would we do that? Basically, for four reasons:

  1. we truly appreciate our readers’ support, trust and interest and we want to give something back,
  2. we want to make the Web a better place and encourage designers to help us in achieving this aim,
  3. we like to smash things,
  4. and well, we can afford it2.

In this post we are giving away 8 professional web design-related books — the books cover the topics CSS, usability, user interface design, innovation, web navigation, web form design and JavaScript programming. Hopefully, the winners of the books will be able to widen their horizon in web development and create more effective, more user-friendly and more beautiful web designs.

Please keep in mind: the Smashing Style Switchers Contest3 is running — design a style switcher, submit a comment to our post and and you can win an Apple Cinema 20 Flat Panel Display.

How can I participate?

To participate, you have to

  1. choose one book in the table below which you like most,
  2. write something nice in the comment to this post (one word is enough) and write the number of the book on the next line.

Please notice that

  • participants can post comments until the 14th of June 2008. The comments will be closed on the 15th of June at 00:01 CET.
  • the winners will be determined by a random generator; for each book only the group of visitors who’d like to have the same book will be considered,
  • only participants who’ve selected one book can participate
  • make sure that you fill your e-mail in the comment field correctly, so we can contact you afterwards.

Books You Can Win

# Cover Title

by Author

Description
1 Screenshot Transcending CSS
by Andy Clarke
The fine art of web design. Find out how creative designers learn to be artistic yet functional.
2 Screenshot Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design

by Robert Hoekman

The book offers practical advice about how to achieve the quality of successful web-based applications and consistently and successfully reproduce them.
3 Screenshot Designing for the Social Web
by Joshua Porter
Learn how to design effective, user-centric social web-applications.
4 Screenshot About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design
by Alan Cooper
Presents the effective and practical tools you need to design great desktop applications, Web 2.0 sites, and mobile devices.
5 Screenshot The Myths of Innovation
by Scott Berkun
This book reveals how ideas truly become successful innovations — truths that people can apply to today’s challenges.
6 Screenshot Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience
by James Kalbach
Learn how to design web site navigation properly: how to let people find information and guide them through it.
7 1,000 Graphic Elements

Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks
by Luke Wroblewski
Learn how to design effective and engaging Web forms.
8 The Designers Complete Index

The JavaScript Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks
by Cameron Adams
Shows how to apply JavaScript to solve over 101 common Web Development challenges.

1. Transcending CSS

Transcending CSS4 by Andy Clarke

Transcending CSS5

The Web has changed, and so has the art of creating web sites. Few visual designers are natural programmers, and as a result, visualizing how to work with markup, CSS and a range of programmatic techniques to create beautiful design is difficult.

To make things more complicated, most web design teaching materials focus on the technical rather than the creative. Countless resources and guides focus on semantics, compliance, and validity. While these are all important, they mean little to the creative designer who wants to impress his or her clients and employers with exceptional design without worrying that the way they approach the design will be compromised by creativity-limiting technical issues. So how do creative designers learn to be artistic yet functional? With Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design.

2. Designing the Obvious

Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design6 by Robert Hoekman

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Designing the Obvious explores the character traits of successful Web applications and uses them as guiding principles of application design so the end result of every project instills customer satisfaction and loyalty. These principles include building only whats necessary, getting users up to speed quickly, preventing and handling errors, and designing for the activity. Designing the Obvious does not offer a one-size-fits-all development process — in fact, it lets you use whatever process you like. Instead, it offers practical advice about how to achieve the qualities of great Web-based applications and consistently and successfully reproduce them.

3. Designing for the Social Web

Designing for the Social Web9 by Joshua Porter

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No matter what type of web site or application you are building, social interaction among the people who use it will be key to its success. They will talk about it, invite their friends, complain, sing its high praises, and dissect it in countless ways. With the right design strategy you can use this social interaction to get people signing up, coming back regularly, and bringing others into the fold. With examples from real-world interfaces and a touch of the underlying social psychology theory, Joshua Porter shows you how to design your next great social web application.

4. About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design11 by Alan Cooper

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Alan Cooper is a professional designer, specialized on software design, and all his knowledge is represented in this book. He makes emphasis on Goal-Directed Design, meaning that goals, not features, are the key to the product success. This technique is based on the use of personas and scenarios to conduct user research. Goals are explained in three categories, experience goals, end goals and life goals.

This volume presents the effective and practical tools you need to design great desktop applications, Web 2.0 sites, and mobile devices. This book will teach you the principles of good product behavior and introduce you to Cooper’s Goal-Directed Design method, from conducting user research to defining your product using personas and scenarios. In short, About Face 3 will show you how to design effective digital products and services.

5. The Myths of Innovation

The Myths of Innovation13 by Scott Berkun

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How do you know whether a hot technology will succeed or fail? Or where the next big idea will come from? The best answers come not from the popular myths we tell about innovation, but instead from time-tested truths that explain how we’ve made it this far. This book shows the way.

In The Myths of Innovation, Scott Berkun takes a careful look at innovation history, including the software and Internet Age, to reveal how ideas truly become successful innovations — truths that people can apply to today’s challenges. Using dozens of examples from the history of technology, business, and the arts, you’ll learn how to convert the knowledge you have into ideas that can change the world.

6. Designing Web Navigation

Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience by James Kalbach

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Thoroughly rewritten for today’s web environment, this book offers a fresh look at a fundamental topic of site navigation design. Amid all the changes to the Web in the past decade, the basic problems of creating a good web navigation system remain. Designing Web Navigation demonstrates that good navigation is not about technology — it’s about the ways people find information, and how you guide them.

7. Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks

Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks15 by Luke Wroblewski

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Forms make or break the most crucial online interactions: checkout (commerce), registration (community), data input (participation and sharing), and any task requiring information entry. In Web Form Design, Luke Wroblewski draws on original research, his considerable experience at Yahoo! and eBay, and the perspectives of many of the field’s leading designers to show you what you need to know about designing effective and engaging Web forms.

8. The JavaScript Anthology

The JavaScript Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks17 by Cameron Adams

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Using a cookbook approach, The JavaScript Anthology will show you how to apply JavaScript to solve over 101 common Web Development challenges. You’ll discover how to optimize your code so that it runs faster, create Ajax applications with the XmlHttpRequest object, validate web forms to improve usability, take control of your web pages with the DOM, ensure that your JavaScript code is accessible and create slick drop-down menu systems.

Included in this book is extensive coverage of DHTML and Ajax, including how-to create and customize advanced effects such as draggable elements, dynamically sorting data in a Web Browser, advanced menu systems, retrieving data from a Web Server using XMLHttpRequest and more. The JavaScript Anthology also includes extensive coverage of object oriented coding, efficient script design, accessibility, and cross-browser issues.

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/09/04/40-books-for-professional-design-development/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/04/we-have-won-webinale-awards-2008/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/05/style-switchers-are-back-ideas-examples-and-a-contest/
  4. 4 http://www.transcendingcss.com/
  5. 5 http://www.transcendingcss.com/
  6. 6 http://rhjr.net/dto/
  7. 7 http://rhjr.net/dto/
  8. 8 http://astheria.com/design/powerful-design-books
  9. 9 http://bokardo.com/archives/designing-for-the-social-web-the-book/
  10. 10 http://bokardo.com/archives/designing-for-the-social-web-the-book/
  11. 11 http://www.cooper.com/insights/books/
  12. 12 http://www.cooper.com/insights/books/
  13. 13 http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2007/the-book-the-myths-of-innovation/
  14. 14 http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2007/the-book-the-myths-of-innovation/
  15. 15 http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?680
  16. 16 http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?680
  17. 17 http://www.sitepoint.com/books/jsant1/
  18. 18 http://www.sitepoint.com/books/jsant1/

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    June 9, 2008 4:53 pm

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    Joseph Pecoraro

    June 9, 2008 5:02 pm

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    Rolando Nicomedes

    June 9, 2008 5:04 pm

    I feel lucky! #3 please. :-)

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    Michael Andreas

    June 9, 2008 5:05 pm

    You guys deservedly won that Webinale–congratulations!
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    Federico Espinosa

    June 9, 2008 5:05 pm

    Cool!
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    Although this kind of contests you make must bring a lot of visitors, it’s your usual content that keeps them. Keep up the good work ;)

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    Jason Calleiro

    June 9, 2008 5:25 pm

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    June 9, 2008 5:27 pm

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    Patricio Alegria

    June 9, 2008 5:32 pm

    Great Books….hope i win… # 2

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    honestly, you should make us work a bit for the books. hey, since its going to be decided by a random generator, there’s nothing to lose by giving myself some form of supernatural advantage, so here i go. dear jesus, buddha, sauron or whoever up there, please pick me! Hallelujah! Amitābha! I’ll let you know if I see Frodo!

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    June 9, 2008 5:33 pm

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    June 9, 2008 5:36 pm

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    June 9, 2008 5:48 pm

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    June 9, 2008 5:51 pm

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    June 9, 2008 6:10 pm

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    June 9, 2008 6:16 pm

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    woah- Im #286 talk about no chance!
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    Andrew McGrath

    June 9, 2008 6:24 pm

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    smashing magazine its a smash machine!! book 8 yeah!!!

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    shocking by CSS
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    #3

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    a vida das formas
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    A well designed CSS website is a beautiful thing.
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    Maxime Perron Caissy

    June 9, 2008 6:34 pm

    I love smashing comments: book number 2

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    Smashing

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    2

    Sweet! The book would really come in handy for my next web app I’m working on.

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    You guys at Smashing are so generous. Thanks for the awesome contest.

    For other readers, I tallied up the entries so far (hey, I was bored). This’ll show you which books are the most popular among Smashing readers!

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    #4

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    Smashing Magazine has always been an inspiration for me. =D
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    Claudio Acciaresi

    June 9, 2008 6:41 pm

    This contest is awesome

    The book i w’d like to have is number 3.

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    nearly everything you post is fantastic and appropriate. kudos!
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    Great!!! you are really making a good use of the money you won recently.
    8,
    Thanks guys, keep the good work and you’ll win next year as well.

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    Great giveaway!
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    Awesome!
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    Jose Ma G. Perez

    June 9, 2008 6:45 pm

    I just discovered that Web Design is a Science…no wonder why i want to be a scientist when i was a kid…
    #1

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    Great book selection, I’d love to win number 7.

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    Allison Gallant

    June 9, 2008 6:48 pm

    Been wanting #4 for a long time. Thanks!!! =D

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    Awesome contest, thanks for the chance. :)
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    #1

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    #1

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    CSS is poetry, need creativity for made it. more difficult than programming
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    common sense is the ultimate design element!!!!
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    you guys rock!
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    John-David Minjares

    June 9, 2008 6:54 pm

    Great Selection. Transcending CSS changed the way I view and create pages. Good Read.

    4, please.

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    Gabriel Porras

    June 9, 2008 6:55 pm

    Definitively you rulesss!!!
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    Keep up the good job

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    Smashing became my daily routine.

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    Claudio Acciaresi

    June 9, 2008 7:00 pm

    awesome books

    number 3!!! please!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Frederik Van Zande

    June 9, 2008 7:01 pm

    Something Nice
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    nice contest!
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    Great Contest
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    Nice!
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    I like this blog a lot….always with useful tips and news…
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    Thanks Smashing!

    #1

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    Rock on!

    #1

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    Stupendous!
    I’ll have to add some of these to my wish list :P

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    Salient
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    Love this site, love free things.

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    To be honest I’ve been a little disappointed with smashing mag in the recent months, I agree with Ashe Dryden in that you do release the right amount of articles however I have felt the quality of your articles drop over the past few months. I’m getting a little tired of posts with titles like “Something that will truly inspire you” leaving me uninspired. Smashing is by no means to only site to do this, however I expect a higher standard here.

    A recent article “Icon Design Tutorial: Drawing A Pencil Icon” was an example of a great article with heaps of information.

    Perhaps I’m just grumpy…

    #4

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    Thanks guys!
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    I’d like the number 3.

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    Wow, i love all the books. I wish Smashing Magazine have more entry like this post :)
    I wish have the frist book, that will help me to improve my skill css :)
    Nice contest !!

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    Nice :-)
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    Elizabeth Kohl

    June 9, 2008 7:15 pm

    Smashing makes my day.
    #2

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    Smashing in style!

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    #4 Looks good to me!
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    June 9, 2008 7:20 pm

    You are really amazing. Not only for organizing such a great giveaway.

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    #8

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    #6

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    Something nice.
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    Smashing Magazine does it again! Keep up the great work. And send me book number…….

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    Love the mag :)
    #8

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    Since I’m working on social network project…. I think #3 would useful to me…

    #3 please…

    Keep Smashing!!

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    Thanks, Great Contest!
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    Wow, this is a cool competition, I’m really glad I discovered this site just a few days ago.
    #1

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    Rock!
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    Win
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    June 9, 2008 7:39 pm

    As a non web savvy print designer, this site provides more and more insight into the powers of web design.

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    smashingly cool.
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    Isuru Senagama

    June 9, 2008 7:39 pm

    As a non web savvy print designer, this site provides more and more insight into the powers of web design.

    #8 Please.

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    Excellent Giveaway!
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    Sweet!
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    #1

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    #2

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    Oooh, I’d love to win any of these books. It was difficult to pick one. Thank you, Smashing!
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    this is what happens when you don’t read guidelines properly. sorry for the spam Smashing… write something nice in the comment to this post (one word is enough) and write the number of the book on the next line.
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    Smashing is always an awesome read!
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    Chris Herrmann

    June 9, 2008 7:51 pm

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    6.Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience

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    drew buckmaster

    June 9, 2008 7:55 pm

    Brill
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    One of the best magazine I read!
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    Pick Me

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    Thank you :)
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    though I know the possibilities are lower than…

    #3 please

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    Baculo Design inc.

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    June 9, 2008 8:35 pm

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    June 9, 2008 9:06 pm

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    June 9, 2008 9:19 pm

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    June 9, 2008 9:31 pm

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    June 9, 2008 9:38 pm

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    7

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    I’d like to win Book #7, because I think designing forms for the web is the most important issue for a webdeveloper. In combination with modern AJAX technologies and the forthcoming XForms I think this book will make my life easier and can show me how to improve my skills to make usability and accessability friendly forms. I’ve already downloaded a PDF-paper of Luke W., but I hope the book is more detailed.

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    7. Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks

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    Valentin Todorov

    June 9, 2008 10:10 pm

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    June 9, 2008 10:13 pm

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    Joefrey Mahusay

    June 9, 2008 10:18 pm

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    1

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    #4 (About Face 3)

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    Dalibor Vasiljevic

    June 9, 2008 10:27 pm

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    1

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    8

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    Lipton of Starfeeder

    June 9, 2008 10:33 pm

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    7

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    0
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    June 9, 2008 10:38 pm

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    you guys are gonna make me the best designer ever!!!!! I love u!
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    Smashing mag does it again! Congratulations!
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  710. 710

    Great books.
    I want number 1 please. Tq

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    Socks help keep your feet warm, protect your shoes from sweat and protect your feet from your shoes. Amazing!
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    Mohiuddin Parekh

    June 9, 2008 10:55 pm

    After winning a competition, its a GREAT EFFORT to share the joy!
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    James De Angelis

    June 9, 2008 10:55 pm

    Harder, faster, Smashier

    #1

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    Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
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    Duncan Philpott

    June 9, 2008 10:56 pm

    well that is fantastic :)

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    smashing rokcs!!!

    every morning, start a day with smashing…

    nice habit to one SHOULD have

    book # 8

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    nice list, as always.
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    COMON !!!!
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    I would love got get the number 3. …

    And by the way, I absolutely love this Blog, you helped me so much already ;)

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  720. 720

    AWESOME!!!

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    Wow, check out all the comments! Great list of books also :)
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    Awesomeness!!!!
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    trance ending CSS
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    Bootylicious
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    Good luck everyone.
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    Best web design blog on the net!

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    Best webdesign blog on the net!

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    Thank you :)
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    Congrats for winning the Webinale Awards!
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    Nice one!

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    Smashing rocks!

    #6

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    Yes let it flow! Nice.

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    Thanks!
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    trance-ending CSS
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    These are really awesome books! very cool post!

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    Christopher HIll

    June 9, 2008 11:08 pm

    You give me inspiration to design!
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    SmashingMagazine is the first site I visit each day (homepage). That’s no joke, I’m not saying that just to bribe you. Seriously, this is the best site I’ve found for design tools and inspiration.

    #1

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    Keep up the good work!!!

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    So many comments = a lot of readers = a good sign! Keep up the good work.
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    Thank you Smashing Magazine, great books.
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    Congrats for the Webinale Award, guys!
    Book #7 =)

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    #5 would fit. Thanks.

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    This page is awesome!!
    1 – Transcending CSS

    Great books, :D

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    Yannick Derwa