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Complete A Book Apart Library

Complete A Book Apart Library

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Paperbacks of HTML5 for Web Designers are temporarily out of stock, so they will NOT be included in paperback orders of the Complete A Book Apart Library.

From Jeremy Keith’s debut original HTML5 for Web Designers to Ethan Marcotte’s seminal Responsive Web Design; Karen McGrane’s masterpiece Content Strategy for Mobile to Jason Santa Maria’s exquisite One Web Typography—and everything in between—each volume is a concise and fresh take on an important field in web design. Buy them all and save 30%!

About the Authors

  • Jeremy Keith is an Irish web developer living in Brighton, England where he works with the kickass design agency Clearleft. He makes websites. He also plays bouzouki. He rarely does both at the same time.

  • Dan Cederholm is the cofounder and designer of Dribbble, a vibrant community of designers sharing their work. He’s also the founder of SimpleBits, a tiny design studio and blog.

    A longtime advocate of standards-based web design, Dan has worked with YouTube, Microsoft, Google, MTV, ESPN, Electronic Arts, Blogger, Fast Company, and more. He was a 2012 TechFellow for Product Design & Marketing, and cofounded and designed Cork’d, the first social network for wine aficionados.

    Dan has written four other books: Sass for Web Designers (A Book Apart), Handcrafted CSS (New Riders), Bulletproof Web Design, Third Edition (New Riders) and Web Standards Solutions, Special Edition (Friends of ED).

    He likes banjos, ampersands, and cautious adventuring. Dan is merely a casual fan of space travel. He lives in Salem, Massachusetts with his two children, Jack and Tenley.

  • Erin Kissane edits magazines, websites, does content strategy for institutions and companies, and reads a lot. She currently edits Contents magazine and Knight-Mozilla OpenNews’s Source community site for journalists who code. She was formerly editorial director at Happy Cog Studios and a lead content strategist at Brain Traffic, and she edited A List Apart magazine for a long time. She lives in Brooklyn and tweets at @Kissane.

  • Ethan Marcotte is an independent designer and author, based in Boston, Massachusetts. He coined the term “responsive web design” to describe a new way of designing for the ever-changing web, and is the author of the definitive book on the topic: Responsive Web Design. His design, speaking, and writing has helped designers and organizations use the web’s flexibility to design across mobile, tablet, and desktop—and whatever might come next.

    Over the years, Ethan has been a featured speaker at many conferences, including An Event Apart, SXSW Interactive, and Webstock. His clientele has included New York Magazine, the Sundance Film Festival, The Boston Globe, and People Magazine.

  • Aarron Walter is the General Manager of New Products at MailChimp, where he strives to make software more human. Aarron taught design at colleges in the US and Europe for nearly a decade, and speaks at conferences around the world. His design guidance has helped the White House, the US Department of State, and dozens of startups.

  • Luke Wroblewski is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Input Factory Inc. Luke’s previous venture, Bagcheck (where he was Co-Founder and CPO), was acquired by Twitter just nine months after being launched publicly. Before he was founding start-ups, Luke was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital, the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo!, Lead User Interface Designer at eBay, and the author of three popular web design books (Mobile First, Web Form Design, and Site-Seeing).

  • Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design, an interactive design studio whose work has been called “delightfully hostile” by The New Yorker. In early 2011, he gave a Creative Mornings talk entitled “F— You, Pay Me” that not only uplifted the downtrodden the world over, but fueled his first book, Design Is a Job. In 2014 he won .net’s Talk of the Year award for “How Designers Destroyed the World,” a screed about designers taking responsibility for their work. He can be heard weekly as the co-host of Let’s Make Mistakes. None of the terms Mike has coined are printable on a family website.

  • Karen McGrane has helped businesses create better digital products through the power of user experience design and content strategy for the past twenty years. She is Managing Partner at Bond Art + Science, a UX consultancy she founded in 2006 and formerly VP and National Lead for User Experience at Razorfish. Karen teaches Design Management in the MFA in Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She co-hosts A Responsive Web Design Podcast with Ethan Marcotte, and her first book, Content Strategy for Mobile, was published in 2012 by A Book Apart.

  • Erika Hall has been working in web design and development since the late 20th century. In 2001, she co-founded Mule Design Studio where she directs the research, interaction design, and strategy practices. Erika speaks and writes frequently about cross-disciplinary collaboration and the importance of natural language in user interfaces. In her spare time, she battles empty corporate jargon at Unsuck It. She also co-hosts Running from the Law, a weekly podcast on business law and endurance fitness, and can probably outrun you.

  • Jason Santa Maria is a graphic designer with a deep love for letters. He’s the founder of Brooklyn-based design firm Mighty; a faculty member at SVA’s MFA Interaction Design program; a cofounder of A Book Apart; and the founder of Typedia, a shared online encyclopedia of typefaces. Previously, he cofounded the collaborative writing platform Editorially; he also served as the vice president of AIGA/NY and as the creative director for A List Apart and Typekit. He has designed websites that balance beauty and usability for clients such as AIGA, The Chicago Tribune, Housing Works, Miramax Films, The New York Stock Exchange, PBS, The United Nations, and WordPress. He discusses design on his award-winning website.

  • Scott Jehl is a web designer and developer. He works alongside the bright folks at Filament Group, with clients such as the Boston Globe, LEGO Systems, Inc., Global News Canada, eBay, and more. In 2010, he cowrote Designing with Progressive Enhancement. Scott has also spoken at conferences like An Event Apart, Breaking Development, and Mobilism. He is an active participant in the open-source community, releasing projects on GitHub that focus on accessible, sustainable, and performance-oriented practices for cross-device development. Scott lives in Seagrove Beach, Florida.

  • Josh Clark is the founder of Big Medium, a design agency specializing in connected devices, mobile experiences, and responsive web design for the world’s most forward-thinking companies. Josh has written four other books, including Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps (O’Reilly, 2010), and he speaks around the globe on what’s next for digital interfaces. In 1996, Josh created an entirely different kind of user interface: the Couch-to-5K (C25K) running schedule, which has helped millions of skeptical exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)