Since shortly after ‘The Zen of CSS Design’ hit the shelves this past February, a common request that keeps coming up is for a list of links to the designs referenced in the book. Well, now it finally exists, but I’ve gone one better.
Our writing process highlighted the need to pick and choose the topics we covered, leaving some material on the cutting room floor, so to speak. We came across a wealth of information while writing that we had no chance of including, so we did what any other self-respecting web author would do: we hyperlinked. Only, manually. So that left you, the reader, in the awkward position of having to type in these longish URIs to get at the information we wanted to share. Ugh? Ugh.
But we’re done with that. I’ve spent the day compiling a list of all articles and books mentioned within the book, linked them, and annotated with page number of the original reference as well as corresponding descriptive text from the book. Now you have one page to remember, or you can just go to the Zen Garden All Designs page and find a link there from now on.
And while I was at it, I updated those that needed updating. Who knew that Bobby no longer existed? It was rebranded as ‘WebXACT’, a suite of tools from Watchfire… I must have missed that whenever it happened. And as any of the other links go offline, I’ll do my best to find alternates and update the list accordingly.