June 22, 2004
Jeffrey Zeldman's Designing With Web Standards is a rare technical book that is both informative and entertaining. Zeldman lays out his argument for designing to standards, then walks the reader through the implementation. Though I've heard most of his arguments before, having them presented in a cohesive manner made them much more forceful. If you design websites (for fun or profit) and haven't read this book, I highly recommend it.
My 26th book of the year will be David Sedaris's collection of essays, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.