Win one of three Transcending CSS iPod Shuffles

The new iPod Shuffle is a thing of beauty

Despite owning several iPods including a 60Gb that contains my entire music collection, all six Star Wars movies and a multitude of other files, the new iPod Shuffle is such a thing of beauty that I just had to have one. Now I'm buying three more and giving them away.

With my book, Transcending CSS: The Fine Art Of Web Design in bookstores in the next few weeks, I thought that a competition would be a fine way of celebrating its publication.

Competition: Win a Transcending CSS iPod Shuffle

I am offering one Transcending CSS engraved iPod Shuffle to three people who opt to place one of the Transcending CSS cover buttons on their website.

iPod Shuffle Transcending CSS engraved iPod Shuffle.

Grab one of the cover buttons from the site, or if you'd prefer, you can create your own graphic so long as it links to the website. Hotlinking to the cover button images is just fine (after-all you're doing me a favour) but standard text links won't count.

The winners will be picked at random from the referral logs in January 2007. Buttons must be on your site for the whole of December 2006 in order to be eligible.


  1. #1 On November 21, 2006 03:15 PM Joost de Valk said:

    I'd be willing to place one on Even better: if you send me a copy of the book, i'll do a full review on :)

  2. #2 On November 21, 2006 03:30 PM Joost de Valk said:

    I've added the picture on the two most visited pages of :)

  3. #3 On November 21, 2006 03:42 PM Jay Jones said:

    Here you go!

    Best wishes with the book!

  4. #4 On November 21, 2006 03:42 PM thatNorwegianGuy said:

    Funny, I just did this yesterday. I'll be happy to move it over somewhere more permanently, as soon as I figure out how in WordPress.

    By the way, is it ok to link directly the image hosted on, or would you prefer if I hosted it myself? (My blog hasn't exactly got a high volume of readers, so I doubt it would make much of a difference.)

    (Ed says: Hotlinking to the cover buttons is just fine, after all you are doing Malarkey a favour! Thanks for asking, I have updated the post to explain this better.)

  5. #5 On November 21, 2006 03:54 PM Lee Pilmore said:

    Damn, my site looks good in that badge.

  6. #6 On November 21, 2006 04:01 PM Chad said:

    I've added a button link to the Transcending CSS website on my site's main page.

  7. #7 On November 21, 2006 05:03 PM Ward said:

    So if all you have is some data with a referral link, then how to you plan to get in touch with the owner of the site? Specifically, if it is a or site? Just wondering.

  8. #8 On November 21, 2006 05:13 PM Malarkey said:

    @ Ward: Ed says: "Good question, thanks for asking. The intention is to choose three referring URLs at random from our Analytics referrers. We will then visit the sites and contact the winners through their web site contact forms or mailto links."

  9. #9 On November 21, 2006 05:50 PM Micle Mihai Cristian said:

    I've also added a link to my blog to this.I wish that gadget.


  10. #10 On November 21, 2006 06:43 PM Jon Jackson said:

    yay ... count me in
    Ta very much

  11. #11 On November 22, 2006 12:46 AM Dmitry Baranovskiy said:

    Preordered the book and put the big banner on the site, but not to win an iPod (bad luck, but I am never winning). Just would like to help as much as I can. Good luck with the book!

  12. #12 On November 22, 2006 11:43 AM Robert O'Rourke said:

    Would it be bad and wrong (or badong) to slap the banner on MySpace?

    The reason I ask is because MySpace CSS sucks (if you've never looked at MySpace CSS DON'T, the gag reflex it causes is pretty powerful) but my personal site hasn't been finished, or started for that matter...

  13. #13 On November 22, 2006 12:26 PM Chris Neale said:

    Added to

  14. #14 On November 22, 2006 09:56 PM thatNorwegianGuy said:

    There you go. Now permanent frontpage material!

  15. #15 On November 25, 2006 05:11 AM Paco Blanchart said:

    One question:

    Are people from outside the UK (say Spain) eligible?

    (Not that my placing a button depends solely on your answer, but, if I decided to do so, my website should have to undergo some fixes before it deserved to house it. Eligibility would be just the spur I need to try and find the time...).

    I wish you all the best with the book. Coming from you, it will surely become a "webwide" reference on the subject... no malarkey this time!!! ;)))
    I can't afford to buy it at this very moment, but I guess it'll be in my wishlist as soon as I visit the book site.

    (BTW, Do you really think you need to talk people into placing buttons on their sites? Modest guy, you Andy).

  16. #16 On November 28, 2006 10:39 AM zuzu said:

    I stuck an image on my blog (hoping to win coveted ipod of course) with a note "I am trying to win an ipod from Malarkey. Click on the image to see what you can get me for Christmas". Sure enough my mother did just that and ordered me one from Amazon in the USA. Can I get double referral points please? Talk about an easy sell :)

  17. #17 On November 29, 2006 11:05 AM Owen said:

    Yep, I'm up for this. Link added to my site. I'm sure the book will be a great success.