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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Windows 2000 MCSE Core Requirements Training Kit (With CD-ROM)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Great Book For The Advanced User

This is a great book, but if you haven't used the MCSE Network Essentials from the NT 4.0 track, you may be missing critical information about topologies and architectures. Other than that, it is written by the people who are closest to the test writers, and offered me the greatest chance of passing.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Non-Designer's Design Book, Second Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Robin Williams
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Terrific Book for Non-Designers

I'm beginning to wonder if Robin Williams ever sleeps. She seems to have a new title out every couple of weeks. This is Ms. Williams' second offering of this title.

I have long said that the best thing about DeskTop Publishing is that it puts it in the hands of everybody and the worst thing about DeskTop Publishing is that it puts it in the hands of everybody. Some people just don't have an eye for design.

The fact is, because of DeskTop Publishing, many people with no formal training in publishing or design end up having to design something. They find they must create an advertisement, a newsletter, a brochure, a business card or a poster. Panic sets in for those who have no idea where to start, or don't understand the fundamentals of good design.

If any of this sounds familiar to you, The Non-Designer's Design Book is your "rescue in a book." I really like the many before and after examples she shows of web pages, brochures, business cards, etc. There is an amazing example of a tri-fold brochure before and after on pages 106-107, and a newspaper ad on pages 114-115.

She explains the use of typography very nicely, and explains when to use different kinds of typefaces. (Did you know that most people make the type on their home made business cards too big?)

This book is not a big, heavy tome that goes on forever on its topics. That's a good thing. It keeps things simple and easy to understand. Each topic is covered well and in an interesting manner.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Win32 Programming (Addison-Wesley Advanced Windows Series)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: Brent E. Rector, Joseph M. Newcomer
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Not for beginners

If your looking for a book to get you started programming windows, then dont buy this book.Its not a "How To Book", it a reference book.
A waste of money if your a beginner.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: eBay for Dummies, Fourth Edition
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Marsha Collier
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Fantastic beginners book

I'm a big fan of the "dummies" line of books. Generally, they offer both an extremly rapid and comprehensive introduction to a subject and a handy reference that you can use to look up things as you become more experienced. This one seems to be the exception, at least for the experienced user.You should buy this book if you have never sold anything on ebay, but are fairly internet savvy, and are looking to try auctioning something(s) off. For you there is a brief look at many many concepts that you will have to understand before you can sell something successfully. You'll find hints, pitfalls, and a step-by-step explanation not only of the process of selling, but also of the rest of the sale: taking pictures of your product, describing it, pricing it, shipping it, and how to ensure you have a happy customer.You should not buy this book if you have successfully sold something on ebay. Better than 80% of the book you will already know, the rest you can learn standing in the aisle of the local bookstore, skimming.I'm a little suprised, since the "dummies" books almost always seem to have a lot to offer, even when you understand a subject fairly well. I guess this was just a painful exception.