CSS Animations Pocket Guide Out On Five Simple Steps


For the past few months I’ve been working hard with the Five Simple Steps crew to put together the CSS Animations Pocket Guide and it’s now available on it’s own or as part of the 3rd Pocket Guide Collection!

The CSS Animations Pocket Guide is a short and sweet book designed to help you jump into using CSS animations in your own projects, and to provide a strong foundation on which to start experimenting and creating. I had a great time writing it, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it too! If you’ve been curious about CSS animations, go grab a copy for yourself. Or, grab the whole collection to get Geri Coady’s Colour Accessibility Pocket Guide as well.

Writing a book was a brand new adventure for me and it was definitely challenging at times. Writing about code posed an interesting challenge as well, especially when talking about animations. Screenshots and code snippets alone just didn’t cut it when the topic was something that is in motion. Instead, I put all the book examples on codepen.io so you can code along with the book using live examples right in your browser!

I’d love to know what you think of the book if you pick up a copy!

Lots of hugs and thank-yous all-around!

Thankfully, I had a lot of help and support during the writing process. The Five Simple Steps crew were absolutely wonderful. It was such a pleasure working with them! They kept everything on track and made the book look great in all its various ebook formats. Thanks, Five Simple Steps! I’ve been a big fan of the pocket guide format and I’m honoured to join the list of pocket guide authors!

My editors Owen Gregory and Simon Madine deserve a huge thanks as well, and probably at least a few beers on me :) They did a kick-ass job making sure all the prose and code in the book were as good as they could be. Seriously guys, working with editors is the best!

Last but not least, thanks to Jason and Tucker for putting up with all the hours I spent locked in the office doing book writing things. And a big thanks to my friend Seb Lee-Delisle as well. I wouldn’t have even thought to write the book at all if it weren’t for his encouragement.

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