17 Oct 2009 8 pm eastern

Am I Blue


Our classic orange avatar has turned blue to celebrate the release of Designing With Web Standards 3rd Edition by Jeffrey Zeldman with Ethan Marcotte. This substantial revision to the foundational web standards text will be in bookstores across the U.S. on October 19, 2009, with international stores to follow. Save 37% off the list price when you buy it from Amazon.com.

Short URL: zeldman.com/?p=2730

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26 Responses to “Am I Blue”

  1. Benjamin Alijagić said on

    Can’t wait to buy it and read (again). :)

  2. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    @Benjamin: I thank you, sir.

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  4. Ben said on

    As I read and thoroughly enjoyed the 2nd ed. from my university library over the past three years, the 3rd ed. will be a welcome addition to my graduate bookcase.

    I must say on behalf f students everywhere, a big thank-you for such essential reading! I’m yet to come across even a most experienced web designer/developer that hasn’t learned from it!

  5. Peter said on

    Can I get a little bit emotional? Your work changed my life. I remember finishing the book for the first time and deciding at that very moment what I’m going to do for a living.

    Thank you!

  6. Atif said on

    Are you planning any videos? Videos are very helpful these days…

  7. Kev Charlton said on

    Great stuff! Will be buying a copy for the office!

  8. Michel said on

    I was already designing with Web Standards in mind, when I first read your book (the 1st edition). But nevertheless, I must say that this book was very important to me! :-)

    // A bit off-topic: Could you please send me an old-fashioned e-mail, so that I can reply to you and send you my postal address & info? I still dream about my signed copy of your 3rd edition “Designing with Web Standards”! Thanks! :)))

  9. csscoffee said on

    Awesome! i must buy this

  10. franklakatos said on

    I will definitely be picking up a copy of this: you did a nice just with your lecture at ALA Chicago. Thanks for the hard work.

  11. Johan said on

    Awesome, Can’t wait!

  12. Justin King said on

    I pre-ordered my copy a few week ago. I look forward to reading it! Thanks for another edition to a wonderful book. :)

  13. Carolyn Wood said on

    How could I not buy a book by you and Ethan! When it’s ready to ship at Amazon, I’ll be ordering (through your website, of course). Your blog was the first one I ever read daily, way back when. Ethan was the subject of my first published interview.

    Congratulations to both of you. Writing a book that is a definitive work in a field is a long, hard road and you both somehow did it while managing so many other professional accomplishments and living the roller coaster that is daily life. Warm congratulations to you both.

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  16. Steve K said on

    Would love to see this site go blue for a bit as well, if only to give my eyes a rest this morning ;-)

  17. Tommy said on

    Hi Doc!! in italy when we can buy this third edition in italian?
    web standards ftw :D

  18. Jameos said on

    Dang… B&N won’t have it in stores until November 9th…suckage.

    Congrats on the new version!

  19. Kevin said on

    Can’t wait to get my hands on it, your last version was excellent! Looking forward to your thoughts on HTML5 and CSS3.


  20. Fred Ehmann said on

    Amazon sends word that my pre-order is shipping “sooner than expected” (!) How often does that happen?

    Nice going.

  21. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Hi Doc!! in italy when we can buy this third edition in italian?web standards ftw :D

    @Tommy: Thanks for your interest! It usually takes a year or more for translations to come out. My guess is that publishers wait to see how a book does in the market before deciding to translate it. I think this same business logic applies to 2nd and 3rd editions.

    As I learn of translations in the works, I will post info here and on Twitter. Thanks for supporting web standards.

  22. Jeffrey Zeldman said on


    I’m speechless. Thank you for sharing that.

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  24. Cables said on

    Congrats on the new Edition. I just purchased a blue beanie and plan to pick up the book within the next week or two.

  25. Rafyta said on

    Please @Zeldman partner up with whomever and sell the official blue beanies, I *need* one (autographed?).

  26. alvia said on

    I really like the new edition

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