Painting the Web

By Shelley Powers
First Edition: May 2008
ISBN: 9780596515096
Pages: 655
Price: $44.99 USD, £27.99 GBP

Painting the Web is the first comprehensive book on web graphics
to come along in years, and author Shelley Powers demonstrates
how readers of any level can take advantage of the graphics and
animations capabilities built into today’s powerful browsers.
She covers GIFs and JPEGs, raster images, vector graphics, SVG,
CSS, Ajax effects, canvas objects, geographical applications,
and more — everything that designers (and non-designers) use
to literally paint the Web.


JavaScript: The Good Parts

By Douglas Crockford
First Edition: May 2008
ISBN: 9780596517748
Pages: 170
Price: $29.99 USD, £18.50 GBP

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but
JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been
developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined.
This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to
reveal a subset of JavaScript that’s more reliable, readable,
and maintainable than the language as a whole-a subset you can
use to create truly extensible and efficient code.