We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be partnering with Five Simple Steps on their forthcoming Pocket Guides series. Our first contribution to what looks set to be an exciting new Five Simple Steps venture, is a little tome titled ‘The Craft of Words’, which will examine words as a design element and how writing shapes users’ experiences.
As the folks at Five Simple Steps put it:
Pocket Guides are concise ebooks, focusing on specific and timely aspects of web design and development, each written by experts in the industry – and all for the price of your favourite coffee.
Short, smart and quick to download, they’re the perfect way to fit a little burst of knowledge into your process, whether that’s picking up a new skill, learning a new technique or familiarising yourself with the latest developments. Each book will be available to download in PDF, ePub and mobi formats to suit all screen sizes, making them easy to pick up and read wherever you are.
All our authors are handpicked for their knowledge and experience, so you can be confident that what you read will be useful, practical and applicable to web design right now.
We’re happy to say that this is just the first in an ongoing series of ebooks we’ll be partnering with Five Simple Steps to publish. As anyone who has attended a conference we’ve spoken at recently knows, we’ve been working on a similar series of short, focused ebooks under the banner Standardistas Singles, we’re happy to say, that we’ll be partnering instead with Five Simple Steps to publish these ebooks from here on.
We’ve a great deal of respect for Five Simple Steps, their values and approach and we’re looking forward to working with them to share our writing a little more widely. Watch this space for future publications (not least on the topic of typography, a subject that’s dear to our hearts).
The first five Pocket Guides - which include books by Brian Suda, Tim Bown, Rachel Andrew and Joe Leech – will be published by Five Simple Steps in January 2013, you might like to put a little note in your calendars now so you can pick them up when they’re hot off the digital presses.