by Mark Frauenfelder
Mark Frauenfelder (of BoingBoing fame) has done a good thing: written a book about web stuff that’s both comprehensible to those who are less experienced while still being useful to those who are more expert. It’s clearly written and well edited, with great sidebars with more information, tips, and ideas. Frauenfelder’s voice comes through clearly — the tone is “one friend to another,” not “textbook”. I didn’t learn anything new from it, really, but I enjoyed reading it. I did pick up some extraordinarily useful tips and a large number of ideas for teaching this stuff efficiently.
I’d recommend it highly — both to those who feel they’re pretty web-native and those who aren’t. The Toronto library has a few copies and not too many holds.