In 2007, I had the pleasure of attending An Event Apart in Boston and sitting next to Jeffrey. It was my first time meeting him. I still have the notebook where I wrote, “Holy shit, I’m sitting next to Jeffrey Zeldman!” I told him how much he and his book meant to me. He was very polite as I suggested that if there was ever a way to bring the book back to life, I’d love to help.
I managed to convince Jeffrey to revive the book and give away the contents as a free eBook. Once he did, I suggested taking things a step further. We giggled like school girls at the thought of publishing an old-school web book supported by the most modern code base.
Now, in 2012, this wonderful book lives again. Sure, some contents may have settled in shipment, but take a peek under the hood. View the source code and you’ll see the latest and greatest HTML5, CSS3, great looking fonts, and so much more.
So start with the Table of Contents in the upper right. Read, learn, and enjoy. Though it is out of print, you can still buy the book. The point is to get this great info back out there, in front of designers’ eyes. In front of your eyes.
Here’s hoping you fall in love just like I did.