Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte

So I finally got my hands on the seminal work by Ethan Marcotte. I had to order it from the US but it was well worth the wait. If I didn’t have the responsive design bug before I certainly do now. This book is fun, easy to read and gives a solid foundation on responsive design principals. It is apparent to me that responsive design is nothing technically complicated, it just requires an open minded attitude towards a responsive ideology. You can pick up a copy here: A Book Apart – Responsive Web Design

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Freakonomics Books

I have to say I absolutely loved these books when I read them. Apart from anything else they where very entertaining and an all round enjoyable read. When exclaiming my enthusiasm for them, I have periodically come up against arguments that a number of the stories in these book are inaccurate or fail to account for something or other. I think that these people are missing the point. I don’t believe every that every detail of the books isn’t infallible. New evidence and insight is gathered all the time and opinions change. However I think the point of these books is to present a different way of thinking about problems. One that is less biased by social consensus. No where do the authors claim that this should be the only way of looking at a problem. But it does provide a unique insight.

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