I think it would be a good book for an introductory or overview class. As soon as I finish writing this review, I’m headed over to the WaSP InterAct Curriculum site to add it to my list of recommended readings there.
One small point that prickled a bit. Several chapters conclude with a “Profiling Profession” section about a real person. All the real people are men. I know the three authors have worked with some women who could have been profiled. They even mentioned some in the Acknowledgments. If this book were a tech conference with three male speakers who only talked about the work of other men, I would urge people not to attend. But it isn’t a conference, it’s a book. Therefore, this is just a small complaint about a book that is excellent overall.
Summary: Comprehensive look at website creation.
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Thank you so much for the 5-star review of our book, Virginia. It’s gratifying to hear that you found the technical chapters so comprehensive and accurate. I agree with you that interviewing a woman for one of the profiling profession sections would have added some valuable diversity to the book although I personally had no direction in that part of the book.
I was also excited to read that you wanted to add this text to the WaSP Interact Curriculum, but when I went to view the site I couldn’t find this text as part of a course. Have I missed it somewhere?
Finally, as it would be helpful for us, do you think you could add your review to Amazon? Thanks again for the kind words and the helpful feedback!
Meitar, I had it in Expression Engine, but I forgot to link it to the course! I fixed it. You can see it now in Web Design 1.