Transitioning from Print to Web Design – A Free Book

In 2001, Jeffrey Zeldman wrote a book called Taking Your Talent to the Web. The book apparently offered some great advice on making the transition from designing for pring publication to Web design. The book is now available for free as a PDF from Zeldman’s Web site.

Drew, the “College Web Guy” (the Web designer for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock), had this to say about the book:

there was ONE book that ultimately served to jump start my career in web design. I carried that book in my big red car for an entire semester, highlighting and sticky-noting and referencing it like a sacred text.

Check it out, and let us know what you think of the book.

I’ve Been Saying This For Years

10 most annoying software applicationsOn one of the blogs I frequent, I happened across a post that references a recent ZDNet blog entry. I read the ZDNet post with great joy, agreeing wholeheartedly with almost every statement made within the entry.

I don’t quite agree with the comments made on Norton, as my only real gripe with Norton is that it doesn’t seem to do anything on its own. It just sits patiently in the “notification icons” area of my taskbar, with a little red exclamation point telling me that I need to perform some sort of action to keep my computer clean and secure.

Google and PDFs

A few weeks ago, I came across an interesting post about Google and PDF files.  It seems that Google has very tight rules about how it indexes PDF documents, and you have to be careful about how you prepare your PDFs if you want them added to your site index.

Please share your experiences and expertise regarding PDF documents and how Google indexes them.