What do you have in CSS, Lynda? Nothing much, n'est-ce-pas? Apart from Adobe stuff and other stuff that's just too plain old...
About a month ago, I needed CSS material to get my CSS juices flowing again, ideally in screencasts form. I ordered the book and DVD bundle Handcrafted CSS by Dan Cederholm and Ethan Marcotte. I received the book and DVD two weeks ago but haven't really started on that yet. At about the same time, I also decided to do the Lynda.com CSS Positioning Best Practices course. The “best practices” bit was alluring, and positioning is what's hard in CSS, so... I added each chapter of it (the course) to my ActionMethod, and promised myself to hit the finish line. So I did. Here's the post-mortem of my generally unpleasant experience. Read more →
This is the second day of me journaling about learning Ruby on Rails, but it's been ten days since I did my first journal entry.
I got hooked on reading Head First Rails Read more →
I just finished reading a book I bought one year ago. I found the book very dry at first, at least the first chapters, so I had put the book aside for many, many months... If writing CSS is a main part of what you do, you should get this book. Read more →
I received in the mail my pre-ordered copy of Pro Drupal Development Second Edition yesterday.
The book is a brick. 667 pages with the index.
Packt recently published an expanded and updated edition of Drupal: Creating Blogs, Forums, Portals, and Community Websites. The new title is Building powerful and robust websites with Drupal 6, and it contains 362 pages with the index — 100 more pages than there was in the first book. The author, David Mercer, would like his book to become
the Drupal community's de facto title for learning the technology Read more →
I am in love with Vic Chesnutt ever since I saw him in concert last Saturday in Mile End, Montreal.
I can't say anymore, I'm sorry. And I am frickin' serious.
What's up with me these days?
A first release candidate of Drupal 6 was made available on December 20, 2007, that is, two days prior to the publication of this theming guide... which covers Drupal 5! Drupal 6.1 has since been released, and many of Drupal’s most popular add-on modules are now ready for use on production web sites. The author mentioned on his blog that an updated version of his book will be published, but Packt Publishing is not yet listing 'Drupal 6 Themes' among its upcoming publications. Still, I read the book, and worked through its examples on a Drupal 6 install. As a somewhat seasoned Drupal developer, I still found the book helpful. I recommend it, provided that, as you read along, you refer yourself to the concise (and well-put-together) Drupal 6 theming guide available on Drupal.org. Theming has definitely taken a leap forward in D6. For instance, intercepting and overriding theming functions is a lot easier now.