23 Nov 2009 5 am eastern

Reviewers Needed

Designing With Web Standards

Greetings book lovers and standardistas everywhere. Designing With Web Standards, 3rd Edition needs your help!

Amazon.com is the primary source of Designing With Web Standards, 3rd Edition. It’s a great website, as we all know. But the reviews on Amazon’s website are hopelessly out of date. They date mostly from the first edition, and the new, third edition is quite a bit different.

Hence this two-part request.

If you’ve read Designing With Web Standards, 3rd Edition, please consider doing the following:

  1. Write a review of the new edition and post it on the Amazon DWWS page.
  2. Read reviews of the new edition on the Amazon DWWS page. If you agree with a review, kindly boost its visibility by clicking the “YES” button in response to the link that asks, “Was this review helpful to you?”

Taking these actions will help the new book break free from the clutter of outdated reviews, and let your colleagues know what you think about modern web design. Thanks!

Filed under: 3e, DWWS, Web Standards

17 Responses to “Reviewers Needed”

  1. Hunter Gillane said on

    Will do. Thanks!

  2. Lieven Vandenbroucke said on

    No problem !

  3. creativemf said on

    nice one, m8!

  4. Michael said on

    Actually would love to do a review however haven’t purchased yet since I have the last two editions.

    However since it is a new book (regardless of it just being an ‘edition’ update) Why doesn’t amazon reset the reviews and keep the editions separate?

  5. Jeffrey Zeldman said on

    Why doesn’t amazon reset the reviews and keep the editions separate?

    You can ask Amazon to do that, and they’ll comply with the request. But people have written hundreds of heartfelt reviews, positive and negative, since the first edition debuted. We felt it would be wrong to delete them. (There isn’t an option to tag individual reviews just to the edition being reviewed. You either keep all the old reviews or flush them.) Strategically, too, a 3rd edition with no old reviews could create a misleading impression. For these reasons, we opted to keep the old reviews. Third edition reviews by readers of past editions can describe what is new, discuss whether what’s new is relevant and to whom, and so on.

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  7. Adam said on

    Come on Zeldman….You are a shameless self promoter!

  8. Louis said on

    Maybe it would have been better to retire DWWS and come up with a new title and series altogether. I think that would have accomplished even more than is possible with a 3rd edition, for many reasons.

  9. Niels Matthijs said on

    Shock! Amazon.com a great site?

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  13. Michel said on

    I’d gladly review your book! I hope to receive my copy in a week or so! :)

  14. Bjarni Wark said on

    I bought/read the 1st edition, if you send me the 3rd I will happily read and post a review : )

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  16. Todd said on

    Greetings book lovers and standardistas everywhere. Haters and judgmental persons need not apply. I’ll do one once I get around to obtaining my copy. How is this shameful self-promotion?

  17. Michel said on

    Book received, I hope that I’ll be able to help with a review soon! :-)

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