The New CSS Layout by Rachel Andrew

Published: 2017
Rating: ★★★★★
Finished on: 30/12/2017

This was my last book of 2017. I started it at the end of November and kept wanting to try things out so it took me a lot longer to finish than it should’ve. It’s a book I’ll be returning to over and over in the next few months while I keep trying out the new CSS techniques in my work. Looking forward to the more powerful and extensive layout options that are now becoming available to us. The web has started to look very same-y in the last 12-18 months, mainly I believe, due to designers trying to make it easier to build responsive websites. I firmly believe some of the new CSS specs will allow that to change and for designers to start pushing boundaries again.

Artemis by Andy Weir

Published: 2017
Rating: Rating: ★★★★☆
Finished on: 2017/11/19

Andy Weir’s second novel after his hugely successful The Martian was an interesting read which I enjoyed a great deal, but for me it’s not quite on the same level as his first book. For some reason I found the story to be much less believable than The Martian which made it a slightly less compelling read. I can’t quite put my finger on why I found it less believable, perhaps because it was a story set in the not too distant future on the Moon rather than one of exploration on Mars. Either way, if you enjoyed his first book, you’ll probably enjoy this one as well.

Pricing Design by Dan Mall

Rating: ★★★★★
Finished on: 31/10/2017

A very interesting and thought provoking approach to pricing design projects. Something I will be taking some time to consider how I could put this method in to practice in my business. Real food for thought.