A sign of a successful web developer or an internet-oriented consultant or a freelance designer is their desire to be constantly improving themselves and their skills. And if you are one of the above people, you probably know about many of the ways in which to achieve this type of growth. You could:
- attend a training event or class
- seek out a mentor with more experience than you have
- attain a certification for a certain skill (See our WebDesign.com Certification for more information)
- read books or trade magazines
People who know me, know that I love books. In fact, I think we have more bookcases in our house than we have other furniture combined. I love the ability to grab exactly the book I need, when I want it and be able to set the book down next to my project while I’m working so that it is easy to refer back to the book. Over the past few years, with the growth of the Kindle and and the iPhone and their ability to bring ebooks out of the dark cellars and into the mainstream, I have begun to see the benefit of ebooks.
One of those benefits is the ability to search anywhere in the book without having to run to the back of the physical book and hope the author or editor included an index. But when it comes to technical books, having the ability to search, can be a huge time saver and a boost to productivity. Because of this, I wanted to highlight a great sale that is going on at SitePoint.com right now.
The crew over at SitePoint have been at the forefront of the web development book/resource publishing arena for a long time now. The sale going on right now (http://sale.sitepoint.com) is five (5) ebooks for the price of one (1). PLUS, you now get multiple versions so that you can read the books on your computer, on your Kindle, on your Blackberry (if you want to go blind), or even on the soon to be released iPad. I encourage you to head over to SitePoint to see if any of their books catch your eye. This is a great way to build up your technical library.
Yes, it is true that SitePoint has TONS of books available, they do have a “Book Matrix” to help you figure out which book might be right for you and your skill level.
Which SitePoint books do you want to get… or do you already have?
Member Benefit: If you are a WebDesign.com Member, we have provided you with the Top Recommended SitePoint books for Designers, Developers, and Consultants. Head to the members-only forum to read about which books we recommend. If you are interested in the WebDesign.com Membership and its many benefits, we encourage you to read more and sign up.