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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Art of 3-D Computer Animation and Effects, Third Edition
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Authors: Isaac Victor Kerlow
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

Just in Now!! I Receive my book order of amazon and is great. Full of tips, sketches, a lot of images from art movies in good print. Easy to read and enjoy to see. A Valuable acquisition for CG Making.Thanks for amazon to delivery. And specially gratefull for Isaac Viktor Kerlow , your quality work had surprised me. I lament the pages disposed in site not show the colorfull of the book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning ASP Databases
Publisher: Wrox Press
Authors: John Kauffman, Kevin Spencer, Thearon Willis, John Kauffman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
ASP made VERY easy

Wow, having only programmed in server-side javascript, the author explained every piece of code in great detail. If you're new to web programming or programming at all, check this book out. It's an A+++

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Inmates Are Running the Asylum : Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Alan Cooper
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great picture of the software design scene, with one caveat:

I'm a professional UI designer, and Cooper's book seemed to come right out of my very own experiences. He has successfully carried out his own recipe for good UI design (providing power and pleasure) in his writing. This book is funny, yet real and practical. Humor in storytelling often delivers the most truth with the least effort in the most memorable form.
He goes out on some long limbs, and that is precisely what impresses me the most about his writing. He has the courage to present his often contrarian, polemic ideas as what they are: Opinions, or theories, based on experience. Theories are judged by their usefulness, and his are useful.
No, all programmers are not guilty. Yes, MBAs have also screwed up products. At least Cooper targets a real, known issue and has drawn attention to it without biting off too much. His anecdotes are memorable fables of the software design industry, which I already find myself dropping in conversations.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Designing with Web Standards
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Jeffrey Zeldman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Required Reading for Today's Web Designer

If you read my "Fear of Styling" CSS Bibliography at design-bookshelf.com, you'll see there's a plethora of CSS guides on the market -- some better than others -- but this one is slated to rise to the top of the heap right next to Schmitt's "Designing CSS Web Pages" and Meyer's "Mastering the Language of Web Design."
Zeldman sends us on a slightly different track, mixing hard-core CSS with a bit of humanity. Since so many of us 'old timers' are worried about browser compatibility, his guidance in building CSS driven web pages that "compromise" and "complement" structures for older browsers is well worth the price alone. I've now tested four of his suggested CSS layouts and all four work well and offer 'almost' W3 validation. And, don't let those W3 people push you around. They're so retentive about their specs few web pages get through unscathed.
Aside from that cover, I think you'll find Zeldman's "Designing with Web Standards" insightful, and inspiring as a desk-side companion. I also highly recommend the book to trainers and professors teaching web design at university level BEFORE teaching the likes of Dreamweaver and GoLive. I've interviewed too many new college graduates who don't know their attributes from their padding. This is important stuff. The stuff that will make your web pages work -- and keep working in the future.