My books, like the software I build, aim to help you create gorgeous documents and websites, vehicles worthy of your words and ideas. As a guy who makes software for creative people, I care about technology’s role in our lives, about the tools that we use to do our everyday work. I know how powerful these tools can be, but also about how frustrating they often are to newcomers. The goal of my books is to help you get the most out of the technologies I write about, so that you not only master them, but you also enjoy the process along the way.
Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps
So you've got an idea for an iPhone app — along with everyone else on the planet. Set your app apart with elegant design, efficient usability, and a healthy dollop of personality. Tapworthy
takes you from concept to polished interface design with plain-spoken principles and a rich collection of visual examples for designing exceptional interfaces for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Witty, down-to-earth, and irreverent, this guide is for everyone involved in the app design process: designers, programmers, managers, and marketers. At every stage, you'll find a gallery of app screenshots to illustrate best practices and inspire you with innovative designs. Published by O'Reilly Media. June 2010.
Best iPhone Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders
Unlock the full potential of your favorite gadget with this authoritative guide to the best apps for iPhone and iPod Touch. With over 100,000 iPhone apps to choose from, there's a mind-boggling number of ways to make your favorite device do just about anything you can imagine—and almost certainly a few things you would've never thought of. So while it's not hard to find apps for your iPhone or iPod Touch, it's frustratingly difficult to find the best
ones. Best iPhone Apps
guides the way, shining the light on over 200 gee-whiz apps that delight, empower, and entertain. And be sure to check out the book's companion site at iphoneapps.oreilly.com Published by O'Reilly Media.
iWork ’09: The Missing Manual
Complete coverage of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, Apple’s remarkable collection of productivity programs for creating stunning documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets. With a uniquely witty style that helps you learn quickly, this Missing Manual explains not only how to use every feature, but why and when, with entertaining and helpful examples every step of the way. Published by O'Reilly Media.
Big Medium 2: The Complete Guide
A comprehensive overview of Big Medium
, the website management system for designers and their clients. This friendly, accessible tour of Big Medium starts with a nuts-and-bolts explanation of how non-technical editors can add and edit webpages without any HTML know-how. The book gradually builds to more advanced topics, from custom site design to system administration.