Today the Smashing Book #6 was pre-released and announced and yes, you could say, I am part of the Smashing Magazine team and therefore I am biased, but let me just say a couple of things:
- the announced content looks absolutely promising
- the value for money is ace
- if you like practical books, that one is yours
Let me just list the chapters and people who have written the chapters to show you what I mean, when I say it is a practical book:
- Making design systems work in real-life – by Laura Elizabeth
- Accessibility in times of SPAs – by Marcy Sutton
- Production-ready CSS Grid layouts – by Rachel Andrew
- Strategic guide to CSS Custom Properties – by Mike Riethmueller
- Taming performance bottlenecks – by Harry Roberts
- Building an advanced service worker – by Lyza Gardner
- Loading assets on the web – by Yoav Weiss
- Conversation interface design patterns – by Adrian Zumbrunnen
- Building chatbots and designing for watches – by Greg Nudelman
- Cross Reality and the web (AR/VR) – by Ada Rose Cannon
- Bringing personality back to the web – by Vitaly Friedman
Looks good? I think it does.
If you pre-order the book is $29 instead of $39, the e-book $14,90 instead of $19. Already a great price. But what I really can’t see in Vitaly’s post in Smashing Magazine is, that, if you are a Smashing Member, you save another damn $10 (I think that is with the highest plan – but you can definitely save money with the lowest plan as well), so that the whole package only is $19. That, for a printed book, is a lovely price, in my personal opinion.
Do I get any money for this shameless advertising plug? Nope, but I am happy to advertise for something, where I think it is good value for money.
So, my tip: become a Smashing Member and use the benefits of that throughout the year, like the money you save on this book and many more benefits.