I had basically disappeared off the face of blogging for the couple of months. What was I upto? After all those talk about focused learning, I got to work right away! Yep, My first step was knowing myself better atleast my learning pattern. What I needed was the right combination of books (yes! the ones you hold in your hands and flip the pages.. No, I am not talking about flipboard.) to complement my learning through online resources.
In between, I was preparing for my PMI Certificate in Associate Project Management. And, Guess what? I got it 🙂 I am now PMI Certified in Associate Project Management. The learning part was not a piece of cake but not super hard either. I will soon share tips and pointers from my experience on the entire exam process, but that is for another time.
As I was saying, I set out to find proper books to complement my learning which will somehow help me wrap my head around all the concepts that I had learnt thus far in a structured manner.
My Primary focus was HTML & CSS. Thus I decided on 4 books to make me atleast half-decent & confident on these topics. So, Here we go, I am using the following books,
1. HTML & CSS: design and build websites by Jon Duckett
2. HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeremy Keith
3. CSS3 for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm
4. Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte
Oh, and am nearly done with Jon Duckett’s book. It is simply awesome. I am loving every page of it. Of course, I will follow up with a much deserved review on the book soon.
Before I sign off, one last thing which you might have noticed already. I have redesigned the blog with a clutterless, minimal theme from Automattic called Ryu. It was not without regrets that I chose to move away from the theme Shift by CodeStag, which I was using before. I love colours and Shift was everything I would love in a theme – colourful, functional and feature-rich. But, I wanted a change and so, here it is. I love the typography based design which makes every post just pop at you. So, How do you like the new look? Leave your comments below. 🙂