I got word yesterday that More Eric Meyer on CSS has already come back from the printers, so it ought to be available within a week or so. Woo hoo! I’ve put up a companion site with the table of contents; the project files will be online soon. And yes—that really is the cover.
Speaking of books, the second edition of Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide is now available pretty much everywhere. Over at Amazon, its sales rank has been hovering around 200 for a couple of weeks now, so that’s pretty cool. I’ve heard from a few readers who already have their copies, and some errata reports have started to come in. Joy! It’s always frustrating to finish a book, because I know that the errors that got missed will immediately be spotted by all the readers. No matter how hard we tried, some errors are going to slip through. The perfectionist in me quails at that knowledge.
But then, releasing a new book does afford me the chance to be amused by reader reviews. Here’s one that had me chuckling:
i understand the basics of css already, i just needed something to outline the syntax and concepts in css2 and then just function as a reference. this book did neither, and i’ve found it to be a complete waste.
Yeah, I guess you probably would. Say it with me, sparky: “Definitive Guide.” Not “Reference.” It’s not an outline, and wasn’t when the first edition came out. If you need a reference with a quick outline, you could always try the CSS2.0 Programmer’s Reference, which has, of all things, an outline of the syntax and concepts of CSS2 and provides a full property reference. Amazing.
I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes you can get a little guidance from its title.
Anyone who reads Italian might be interested in an interview with me conducted by Marco Trevisan. For those who don’t do as the Romans do, the English version should be available in the near future.
Update: Gini‘s sister is doing better, although she was evicted from the hospital even though still suffering a lot of pain. Ferrett tells me that it looks like some of meyerweb’s readers did contribute to the support fund, and again, Kat and I both thank you for reaching out.