For the third edition of Designing With Web Standards, I’ve brought in a co-author: the brilliant and talented Mr Ethan Marcotte.

Mr Ethan Marcotte

Mr Marcotte is a web designer/developer who “works for Airbag Industries as a Senior Designer, swears profusely on Twitter, and is getting married to an incredible lady.” He is also a technical editor and contributing author to A List Apart, and the co-author of several fine books about the intersection between great code and fine design. Then there’s the fact that I dig him. I dig the hell out of him. I love him like a younger, sweeter, funnier brother.

That’s important because I don’t add a co-author to any book, let alone this book, lightly. In asking Ethan to help me bring the awesome to this substantially revised and rewritten edition, I chose not only on the basis of expertise and writing ability, but also on sheer karma.

In his new role, Ethan joins a SuperFriends™ line-up including technical editor Aaron Gustafson (Twitter), another honey of a guy, and truly one of the smartest, most innovative, and most knowledgeable voices in web standards, and editor Erin Kissane (Twitter), whose mastery of the subtlest details of voice consistency alone makes her the finest editor I have ever been blessed to work with. Behind it all, there’s Michael Nolan (Twitter), New Riders’ sagely seasoned acquisitions editor and a designer and author himself, who first took a chance on me as an author back in nineteen ninety humph.

Designing With Web Standards, 3rd Edition is coming this year to a bookstore near you. I thank my brilliant crew for making it possible. Onward!

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43 thoughts on “Beep

  1. I’m anxious to see how Ethan brings his swearing talent to a book on web standards. Also looking forward to seeing him wearing a blue beanie on the cover.

  2. I guess this is what they would call The New Testament.

    Or if you want to trump the religious, you’ll have a third coming before the bearded man himself.

  3. Having just met Ethan last week at inctrl09 I can attest to his continued awesomeness. I’m not sure if I will be smart enough to fully appreciate this new edition. Will there be pictures?

  4. positive changes … awesome ! can’t wait…. 2nd edition was a wealth of information … the third will be even better !

    what about “A Book Apart” ?

  5. If we have the 2nd edition already, will there be new things in the 3rd edition? Or most of the same plus updates? Just got the 2nd edition a few months ago!

  6. It was a great honor to be asked to join in the fun on the latest version of this seminal tome. It\’s a challenge to critique the masters, but I\’ll crack the whip if I have to ;-)

  7. Ethan Marcotte seems to be here, there and everywhere and for good reason. Looking forward to the new edition. Will it be orange?

  8. Awesome news, Jeffrey. What an amazing team you have gathered for this version. I’ll mirror Dan’s sentiments; high fives all around. :-)

  9. Will @paperclippy be making an appearance in the new edition? Perhaps a back cover review by Mr. @paperclippy, or will he just be handling support requests.
    Actually if you could get @paperclippy to license his brand to you he’d make a really sweet bookmark thingy for the release. Something like a bookmark with attached paperclip type device… bah.

    All potential humor aside.
    Congratulations Jeffery :)

  10. I love that guy!

    “Will it be orange?”
    Aww. If you write an autobiography, it’ll have to be orange (not necessarily ‘blazing’ orange, but orange nonetheless).
    And you must write an autobiography, someday!

  11. wUVLEY! >^_^<

    Seriously, I'm gonna finish it this time. Last time (Ed #1) I literally got so inspired I bought a CD from and started coding, with Ed #1 of your book on one knee and then or soon after, 'Web Standard Solutions' by Dan (Cederholm) on the other.

    Never looked back.

    Thanks for all you give. Cheers! -Alan

  12. I can think of few books whose third edition I would look forward to with excitement. This is one! I know it will be good, it will be useful, and it will make me laugh.

  13. Thanks for the kind words, everybody.

    Jeffrey, would you consider selling us a Kindle edition?

    There is a Kindle eBook of the 2nd Edition. I bought it myself to read on Kindle for iPhone. (Don’t worry about the orange cover on the Amazon page; Amazon’s art is wrong.)

    All this is to say that I’m sure there will be a Kindle edition of 3e.

    There will also be a Safari edition. (There’s a Safari edition of 2e.)

  14. Next time I won’t leave it in my trunk to get wet.

    Then, when I’m done with it, I can sell it on

    That will be good…


    ly, jz!!

  15. I am impatient to see the new, 3rd edition!

    I’ve read the 1st edition long ago. I’ve missed the 2nd, but I am curious as to the third one… :-)

    ( Yay, and I won’t forget to send you my postal address, [wink;-)] )

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