Announcing Professional CSS

SXSW was the venue for Ethan Marcotte to announce a new book, Professional CSS. Updated: Also news of a new book by Dan Cederholm.

SXSW was the venue for Ethan Marcotte to announce the up-and-coming publication of Professional CSS, a new book by Christopher Schmitt, Dan Cederholm, Porter Glendinning, Mark Trammell, Dunstan Orchard and Ethan himself.

Professional CSS book cover

A few months ago I was pleased to be asked by Ethan to help with a chapter on stylesheet switching methods and modern approaches to web design.

According to,

Written by leading CSS authors and a team of professional programmers and designers, this book details the techniques of top CSS designers and showcases the real-world Web sites that made them famous.

Each chapter focuses on one designer and a Web site that he or she worked on, documenting the process from start to finish, showing how each designer overcame the site�s unique challenges, and explaining what they would have done differently.

I'm looking forward to see Professional CSS in print later in the year.

You can order it from Amazon right now y'all ;)

Update: Bulletproof Web Design by Dan Cederholm

You might also be interested to read that I found Bulletproof Web Design by Dan Cederholm on Amazon today... looks like Dan has been holding out on us! ;)


  1. #1 On March 14, 2005 11:24 PM Dave said:

    With all those talented folk writing it, it's bound to be a must have.

  2. #2 On March 14, 2005 11:57 PM Colly said:

    Nice work. Looks like being a good Summer for multi-author CSS books, eh?

    I'd just like you to know that it's raining here in the UK, and that I'm pissed off that I'm too busy to be at SXSW, and that I hope you've been carrying that life-sized cut-out of me around with you during "Hello, we're the Brit-Pack" meet 'n greets.

    Oh, and I have some other info for you. Email on your return...

    Anyway, hurrah for "Professional CSS" and it's not-at-all geeky cover. He-he.

  3. #3 On March 15, 2005 12:02 AM Rimantas said:

    Well... preordered:)

  4. #4 On March 15, 2005 06:29 AM John Oxton said:

    Hey, there was a really crappy comment here when I logged on last night.... whereditgo? ha!

    Anwyay, Congrats on this, I will certainly be grabbing a copy, I have always loved Wrox books... got my old faithful "Beginning XHTML" next to me now and always so a CSS one to keep it company will be nice.

  5. #5 On March 15, 2005 12:33 PM Steven Tew said:

    Can't wait!

    It's so hard to find books aimed at people who already know the subject; you�d think there wasn't a market for them. It sounds like a great approach to a great subject; there's nothing more intriguing / enlightening than discovering how your peers would attack a problem.

    Pre-ordering it now :)

  6. #6 On March 15, 2005 07:33 PM Brian said:

    How come Dunstan didn't get to be on the cover? I took the liberty of adding him in (lazily in about 2 minutes)...

    Pro CSS featuring Dunstan

  7. #7 On March 15, 2005 07:52 PM Mark Wiens said:

    Who's this Durstan fellow? I hope they correct the spelling on the cover.

  8. #8 On March 15, 2005 09:04 PM Ethan said:

    Hey, Andy--thanks for the link! Really excited to see your chapter up and printed.

    Just a quick note, though: the only authors are Dunstan, Christopher, Mark, Todd Dominey, and I. It would've been great to work with Dan and Porter, but not this time around. ;)

  9. #9 On March 16, 2005 04:15 AM Matt Johnson said:

    Glad to see someone noted that Todd Dominey was an author. Because I was about to :)

  10. #10 On March 16, 2005 08:29 AM Jauhari said:

    I really excited for this information

  11. #11 On March 16, 2005 04:20 PM Malarkey said:

    Here's Brian's fantastic re-do of the cover (saved for posterity)

  12. #12 On March 17, 2005 03:25 PM Kevin said:

    Haha, nice cover upgrade. It almost looks natural... almost.

  13. #13 On March 18, 2005 12:43 AM Malarkey said:

    You might also be interested to read that I found Bulletproof Web Design by Dan Cederholm on Amazon today... looks like Dan has been holding out on us! ;)

    Come on Dan, spill the beans!

  14. #14 On March 20, 2005 06:17 PM Brian King said:

    I suggest that you check out "Designing with Web Standards" by Jeffery Zeldman and "Eric Meyer on CSS"!

  15. #15 On March 20, 2005 07:52 PM Malarkey said:

    @ Brian King. Thanks, I'll look into those.
    Could you let me know who wrote 'Eric Meyer on CSS' ?

  16. #16 On March 20, 2005 10:46 PM Andrea said:

    I'm pretty sure Durstan wrote that one, too.