The Unusually Useful Web Book
Just a thought from 24 June 2003 about .

june's bookMy old friend, one time boss, and fellow former HotWiredling June Cohen has published a new book: The Unusually Useful Web Book. I spoke with June when she was writing the book (and I hear I may even be quoted), and it sounds like it's going to fill a real missing link in web books: a no-nonsense, no-dogma, humanistic book about how to make websites. And not just the technical bits – the how-to's and what-for's of planning and making a site from beginning to end, with lots of stories of sites that got it right and why. I've found myself looking for a book like this to recommend to people who are just starting out on building websites for a long time now. I think this one's gonna be it. Congrats, June!

Also, just to avoid confusion, for some reason, in the "from the publisher" bit on the Amazon page for June's book, it talks about Jeffrey Zeldman's newest work: Designing With Web Standards. Zeldman is also an old friend and brilliant writer, and you should buy his book, too. But that doesn't explain why he's being talked about on June's book's page. I hope Amazon rectifies the error soon. (Update: Fixed!)

This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “The Unusually Useful Web Book” that I wrote on 24 June 2003.

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Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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